Sunday, September 04, 2005

Remember the dead

Senior Bishops planning the national memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral for the victims of the July 7th bombings want to invite the families of the suicide bombers to the service as an act of reconciliation.

"We have to look forward, not back, forward to a society in which Muslims and Christians live together amicably in an integrated community" - Jack Nicholls, Bishop of Sheffield.

Does the Church want to invite the families as a genuine act of reconciliation or because they are Muslim? If the suicide bombers had been Christian, would the Church still want to invite them?

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