Interfaith Statement of Grief and Support

Interfaith Statement of Grief and Support for the Muslim family attacked in London

June 9, 2021

As leaders and members of various, local faith communities, we are shocked and distressed about the hate-provoked, targeted attack on the Muslim family in London. We offer our deep condolences to the Muslim communities. We pray for the family and friends of the four people who were killed and for the nine-year old boy recovering both from serious injuries and incredible grief at the loss of his family. We stand with the Muslim communities both in grief and in resolve to do all that we can to counter Islamophobic hate and violence.

For further info please contact:

Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, minister of Westworth United Church. (204) 775-8817


Archbishop Albert Legatt, Archiocese of St. Boniface (Roman Catholic)

The Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Woodcroft, Anglican Bishop of Rupert’s Land Diocese

The Venerable Simon Blaikie, Anglican Executive Archdeacon, Diocese of Rupert’s Land

Rev. Jason Zinko, Bishop of Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Diane Dwarka, Co-Chair of Prairie to Pine Region of the United Church

Michael Pahl, Executive Minister, Mennonite Church Manitoba

Darryl Loewen, Executive Director, Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba

Gerald Berbrandt, Moderator Mennonite Church Manitoba

Rev. Matthew Brough, Prairie Presbyterian Church

Ray Harris, Salvation Army

Sister Alice Konefall, SNJM (Roman Catholic)

Stepan Bilynskyy, MD, MA at Grace Hospital (Roman Catholic)

Peter Rempel, Mennonite Church of Canada

Kathryn Boschmann, Quaker

Greg Barrett, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Boniface

Michèle Barr, Roman Catholic

Pastor Lisa Enns, Charleswood Mennonite Church

Pastor Jeff Friesen, Charleswood Mennonite Church

Rev. Ken Warkentin, Jubilee Mennonite Church

Canon Dr. Gary Russell, People’s Warden, Epiphany Indigenous Anglican Church

The Rev. Canon Tony Harwood-Jones, Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land

Rev. Dr. Heather McCance, Diocesan Ministry Developer, Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land

Very Rev. Paul Johnson, Dean, Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land; Rector, Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist

Deacon Larry Campbell, St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Roman Catholic Diocese of Winnipeg

Rev. Paul Peters Derry, St. Benedict’s Table, Anglican

Ronald Long, Lutheran

Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson, Charleswood United Church

Rev. Robert Campbell, McClure United Church

Rev. Caryn Douglas, United Church in Meadowood

Rev. Laurie Howard, John Black Memorial United Church

Rev. Jeff Cook, Transcona Memorial United Church

Rev. Carol Fletcher, Transcona Memorial United Church

Rev. Lynda Trono, West Broadway Community Ministry

Rev. Patrick Woodbeck, Windsor Park United Church

Rev. Elizabeth Brown, Trinity United Church

Rev. Philip Read, St. Mary’s Road United Church

Rev. Min-Goo Kang, Fort Garry United Church

Rev. Don Schau, Atlantic Garden United Church

Rev. Scott Macauley, Sparling and Rosser Grosse Isle United Churches

Rev. Tim Crouch, Young United Church

Rev. Karen Lumley, St. Andrew’s United Church

Rev. Noel Suministrado, Broadway Disciples United Church

Ruth Wiwchar, Westworth United Church

Dr. Marion McKay, Westworth United Church

Allan McKay, Westworth United Church

Arlene Hintsa, Westworth United Church

Sonja Lundström, St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church


Elaine Goldstine, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

Dr. Ruth Ashrafi, B’nai Brith

Sandy Hyman, Chair of Interfaith Roundtable

Alice Weissmann, Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Alan Levy

Belle Jarniewski, Executive Director, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

Rabbi Allan Finkel, Temple Shalom

Rabbi Kliel Rose, Congregation Etz Chayim

Avrom Charach, Congregation Etz Chayim


Sensei Fredrich Ulrich


Jessie Pannu

Amer Parwana

Hindu & Jain

Manju Lodha


Jamileh Naso, President of the Canadian Yazidi Association


Stan Carbone

Pat Kobylak

Manitoba Multifaith Council