Love is as strong as death

Archbishop George Stack reflects following the news of yesterday’s attack on Finsbury Park Mosque, London.

Yet another attack in London, this time at the Finsbury Park Mosque,is a painful reminder that we must never allow hatred and prejudice to be acceptable subjects for word or action. The death and injuries which occurred are made even more painful carried out as they were in the wake of the “Great-get-together” marking the anniversary of the death of Jo Cox MP and the fact that they were perpetrated by a resident of Cardiff.

The solidarity of churches, mosques and synagogues in the area, and the joint actions of the wider community in response, are signs of the solidarity which will not be broken by such actions. They remind us of the words from the Song of Solomon “Love is as strong as death”. (Song of Solomon 8:6)

Archbishop George Stack

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