On the occasion of the Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reverend Dr. Martin Warner, visiting the Crawley area, an interfaith meeting was organised by and held at the Ahmadiyya Noor mosque in Crawley.
A minute’s silence was held in memory of the New Zealand atrocity.
The Bishop, along with a number of other speakers, addressed the meeting each expressing in different ways their commitment to peace and working together to resolve social issues that we are faced with in society today.
Commander Rosie Ross welcomed all community initiatives to get people involved in tackling the social and moral issues behind such problems as knife and gun crime.
All Faiths Director, Martin Weightman, spoke of the human rights values inherent in religions well before there was a coherent body of human rights standards which were adopted as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 1950s emphasising that these are the values we shall build upon and that when destructive acts are done, falsely, in the name of religion, it is nothing more than a perversion of these values.
The meeting was rounded off by presentations, given by Mr. Ahsan Ahmedi, Regional Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, to different community leaders recognising their commitment to improving conditions and working together.