Nottingham Labour has brought together faith leaders from across Nottingham in a show of solidarity following the ongoing situation in Israel and Gaza.
Members of Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Sikh communities were invited by Councillor Sajid Mohammed to meet at the Council House to discuss the escalating conflict and reaffirm the established local relationships in place.
Also in attendance were Councillor David Mellen, the Leader of Nottingham City Council, and Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South.
Nottingham has a longstanding reputation as being a place where people of all backgrounds, faiths, religions and beliefs are welcomed and cherished. We know what a positive impact this has on our neighbourhoods and the cultural richness it provides.
We live, work and socialise together. We celebrate, commiserate and, at times, mourn together. Our families visit the same places, our children form friendships and we must continue to champion and protect those things which we all hold dear.
As politicians and faith leaders, we have reiterated that Nottingham stands together. Hate and intolerance, of any kind, has no place in our city and we won’t accept it.