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The Council of Christians and Jews stands alongside the people of Manchester in their moment of unbearable suffering and tragedy. We remember in our prayers all those who have been affected by last night’s cruel and inhumane attack: the lives lost, the injured, the emergency services, and individuals who rushed to help strangers in need in acts of ‘defiant kindness’ as described on BBC Radio 4.

Manchester is a city of immense strength, boundless creativity, and inspirational diversity. In the face of terror, we offer a small prayer for hope, knowing that each act of kindness demonstrated by individuals last night is a much-needed reminder that selfless community and resilient love between peoples will preside in the face of such great adversity.