Statements introduction

Created on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 16:57

From time to time FTiL will issue statements and these may be read below.

Statement against any form of violence towards Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons

Created on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 17:05

Faiths Together in Lambeth

Management Committee

21 February 2011

Statement against any form of violence towards Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons

The Management Committee, mindful that February is Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month, and distressed by the news last month of the brutal murder in Uganda of David Kato Kisule, a gay human rights activist, makes the following affirmations:

  • that any form of violence towards LGBT persons is to be condemned;
  • that religious convictions can never provide a basis for violence towards LGBT persons;
  • that religious leaders have a duty to teach that violence towards LGBT persons is wrong.

Statement on faith leaders' role in promoting respect for other faiths

Created on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:22

Faiths Together in Lambeth

Management Committee

12 May 2012

Statement on faith leaders’ role in promoting respect for other faiths

The Management Committee recalls that in its first year, 2009-10, Faiths Together in Lambeth organised three ‘Round Tables’ to address the following question.

“How can faith leaders model respect for and acceptance of other faiths, their members and places of worship?”

A total of 8 faith leaders presented their responses to this question: one Buddhist, two Christian, one Hindu, two Jewish and two Muslim speakers. All the speakers affirmed the importance of a positive response to the question.

In the light of these Round Tables and of a further two years now of working together to foster constructive relationships among faith communities and to promote faith and multi-faith involvement in civic life, the Management Committee expects the leaders of Member Organisations of Faiths Together in Lambeth to promote respect for other faiths and their followers. This applies to leaders at all levels – local, national and international.