Posted Friday 09 September 2011
The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, will join other church leaders and faith community representatives on the ‘9/11 walk for peace’ in Edinburgh on Sunday 11 September and says “The 9/11 attacks changed the course of our present-day history. They provided a pretext for those who wish to cast suspicion on Islam and to damage inter-faith relationships. They also created a situation in which it was possible to caricature all religious faith as the preserve of fanatics.
In taking part in the ‘walk for peace’ this Sunday we shall witness to our shared desire to build peace in our own community and across the world. We shall express in common action the growing strength of inter-faith and inter-church relationships. We shall share our continuing concern and prayer for those who were bereaved and injured on 9/11 and in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.”