19th November, 2015 

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia has issued the following statement in response to the recent acts of violence in Paris and Beirut: 

Once again we re-state that the terrible events at the weekend, both in Beirut and Paris, are completely at odds with our relationships of friendship and decency as Australians who are Jewish, Christian and Muslim.

We share the grief of those who have lost loved ones as a result of this appalling and wilful slaughter of innocent people. Each of us, from the depths of our own tradition, pray for all involved – the deceased and those who grieve for them. From the depths of our spiritual common ground we pray afresh and renew our appreciation for the sanctity of life.

Once again we plan how to strengthen our efforts to deepen the friendship between us and thus enhance our work for reconciliation and peace.

 

Media inquiries: Bishop Philip Huggins, JCMA President, 0418 799 515

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