17 November 2018 at 7 p.m.
St Peter and St Paul Church, Wisbech
Kol Echad, Cambridgeshire Jewish choir
As part of the Wisbech Interfaith Forum's celebration of Interfaith Week 2018 AGM, Kol Echad will be performing in Wisbech.
Entrance is free, but we would welcome donations to the Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign.
The event has been sponsored by: Robert Hall Trust, Near Neighbours & Cambridge Student Rag.
Statement in the wake of the
Pittsburgh antisemitic attack
You can download a pdf of the poster here.
This concert, organised by the Wisbech Interfaith Forum is a genuine demonstration of the determination of people of this town to stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters throughout the world.
Canon Matthew Bradbury, Priest in charge of St. Peters church states:
“I was appalled to hear of this unspeakable crime against Godly and prayerful people at their weekly act of worship. It is further evidence, if any were needed, of the resurgence of that pernicious anti-semitism which our forefathers fought and died to defeat.
As we remember their sacrifice I urge our community to turn out in numbers not only to enjoy some lovely singing but to demonstrate that we are all brothers and sisters, members of God’s world wide family."
Mike Levy on behalf of the choir added:
"We have been looking forward very much to our Wisbech visit and are heartened by this expression of support and solidarity."
The following statement was also issued by the Co-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK and Moderators of the Faith Communities Forum:
"The recent terrible Antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh USA has been responded to here in the UK with prayers and with words of condemnation and strong messages of solidarity with the Jewish community from across the UK's faith communities.
Like attacks on churches, gurdwaras, mosques, temples and other places of worship of different faiths here and around the world, it is a reminder of the need to condemn extremist violence in the strongest terms and to stand together and to continue to work together with ever greater urgency against ignorance, prejudice and hatred.
There is no place in civilised society for Antisemitism.
Nor is there a place for Islamophobia and hatreds targeting communities of other faiths and beliefs.
All communities must be able to exist in safety and to practise their faith freely and without fear."