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Joint statement on events in the Middle East

19 October 2023

This morning the Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore; the Dean of Jersey, The Very Reverend Mike Keirle; the President of the Jersey Jewish Congregation, Mr Stephen Regal; and the leader of Jersey’s Muslim community, Dr Sarfraz Jamali met in response to ongoing events in the Middle East and to confirm the commitment of all communities in Jersey to peace. 

Following their meeting, a joint statement has been published: 

“Today we are here to gather together in unanimity and harmony, hopefully to in some small way contribute to and influence future events, preserve the sanctity of life and support humanity. 

"We need to reflect and each of us pray that the Jersey way is co-operation, not confrontation. 

"We can thus demonstrate that faith leaders can be influenced by the divinity that connects us, not by the politics that might divide us. 

"We continue to remember all those who suffer in the current conflict.”

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