Statement from Churches Together in England:
We are united in prayer for the bereaved families of the twenty-one Coptic Christians murdered yesterday for no reason other than their faith. As Presidents of Churches Together in England, and on behalf of its forty-three member churches, we wish to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Coptic Church as they witness to peace in the midst of violence and brutality.In the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, we pray also for those who perpetrate such atrocities against those of all faiths and none, that they may understand that each human life is sacred and beautiful to God.
There are six Presidents of Churches Together in England:
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
HE Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
HE Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain
The Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, Free Churches Moderator
Bishop Eric Brown