A message from Acting Leader Cllr Pat Callaghan and Faith Forum Co Chairs

A message from Acting Leader Councillor Pat Callaghan and Faith Forum Co Chairs Councillor Nadia Shah and Councillor Rebecca Filer. 

We are reaching out following the devastating Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel over the weekend.

We know that like us so many of you will be deeply concerned about the terrible events that are unfolding and that some will also be anxious and scared about family and friends. Our hearts go out to all Israelis and Palestinians who are impacted at this extremely difficult time.

We understand that many Jewish residents of Camden will have been in Israel for the Sukkot and Simchat Torah festivals and we know you may be worried about the safety of loved ones.  We urge you to follow Foreign Office advice and reach out to us if you need any support.

There is no place for hate in Camden. We are proud to be a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together. Our diversity is our community strength and we want to do everything we can to ensure that everyone feels reassured and safe at this difficult time.

Over the weekend Camden Council’s Community Safety team have been working closely with the Police to provide a visible presence and vital support to our faith communities. We are continuing to work closely with the Police to provide community reassurance and a visible presence.

In doing these things we send out our clear message that Camden stands together as no place for hate.

We want you to know that we are here for you please get in touch if you or anyone in your community needs help or support.

Councillor Pat Callaghan 
Acting Leader of Camden Council
Cabinet Member for Safer Communities and Deputy Leader 

Councillor Nadia Shah, Co-Chair Camden Faith Leaders Forum
Cabinet Member for Voluntary Sector, Equalities and Cohesion 

Councillor Rebecca Filer, Co-Chair Camden Faith Leaders Forum