One Voice - Standing Together

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:36pm -- charlotte.farrell

#WeStandTogether

Faith communities across Brighton & Hove stand together as One Voice

The Brighton & Hove ‘One Voice Partnership’ reaffirms that communities, council and police stand together in solidarity following the tragic incident in Pittsburgh over the weekend.  We do not tolerate violence against innocent people, wherever it takes place. Together we speak with one voice against extremist perspectives and terrorist actions in the city and elsewhere.

The incident at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh has deeply saddened us all.  We send our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have lost lives, those who have been injured, and all affected communities.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. 

It’s now even more important for all our communities to demonstrate that we will not let any terrorist action divide us and continue our great tradition of unity and respect for all.  We stand firm that these acts of violence, anti-Semitism and hate must not go any further.  We stand together to counter the threat from far right.   We must look out and care for each other and ensure that individuals and communities are not singled out in our city.

Vigil: Today - Monday 29th October 2018, 6:00 pm vigil at the Hove Town Hall

Join in the Brighton & Hove Community Vigil today at 6 pm organised by the Sussex Jewish Representative Council and supported by the One Voice Partnership.

Meet at: Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove. BN3 3BQ.

Reporting and Support

One Voice members urge everyone to be aware and are encouraging residents and communities to report any racist, religiously motivated or other hate incidents within our communities.  Please report hate incidents at www.safeinthecity.info/getting-help/racist-incidents

For further information and support, go to www.safeinthecity.info/getting-help/preventing-terrorism-and-extremism or www.gov.uk/ACT .

if you are worried or concerned about how the incident has affected you or any of your communities, please do advise me (Nahida.Shaikh@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk) and we will ensure that together with other statutory partners we will respond to community concerns.