Joint Statement Calls for Compassion and Care

Ms Katherine Xavier, Interfaith Commission Member, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, is among the signatories to the joint statement from a diverse group of NSW faith leaders in respons to the knife attack at a Sydney church on Monday, 15 April.

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"We will share with others, including people of different faiths and no religious faith, the joys and struggles of this spiritual journey."(Chapter Statement)

Places of worship are places of peace and prayer. The people who gather there should never feel threatened or unsafe, no matter what religion they follow. As faith leaders representing the diverse religious communities of New South Wales, we stand united against all forms of hate and violence.

Our prayers are with the victims and we call on our communities to extend our message of care and compassion to all..."

  • Read the complete statement here
  • Post your prayer for peace in our sacred space here

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