Bradford’s faith communities hold prayer for peace

Around 150 people from different faiths came together for a united prayer for peace.

Bradford’s Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, and Christian communities stood together amid the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The prayer was organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – whose motto is love for all and hatred for none.

Gathered at the community’s mosque on Leeds Road, there was a common message of peace, justice, humanity and an end to the suffering.

People joined together in solidarity for a two minute silence and took a moment to remember those who had lost their lives on both sides of the conflict.

Bradford’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is continuing to call for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire, for all hostages to be released and returned unharmed, for access to humanitarian aid to all those in need, for all parties to comply with international law.

The community wants to see world powers working together to find a lasting solution to peace and justice so that Palestinians and Israelis can live in peace, harmony and security.

In a statement shared ahead of the event, a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said: “His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, has unequivocally condemned Hamas for the killing of innocent civilians and said they were completely against the teachings and principles of Islam. He also condemned the subsequent killing of innocent civilians by Israel.”