The multi-faith community in Hertsmere have come together to show “love is stronger than hate” in the wake of the Manchester attack.

Members and friends of the Hertsmere Forum of Faith are backing the statement issued by the Inter Faith Network for the UK on Tuesday, May 24.

People of all beliefs are coming together to pray that there will be no upsurge of hate crime against religious people or premises as has happened in the past following such attacks.

The statement said: “Let us stand together to oppose terrorism and the ideologies that promote it.

“We know that each time a terrorist attack occurs, groups within society become the target of abuse or even attack because of terrorist actions which claim, or are perceived by some, as having a link to them.

“We must stand, likewise, against this. An attack on one is an attack on all.”

The group is made of representatives from Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths.

The representatives are Chair, Revd Richard Leslie (Church of England), Revd Lucy Dallas (Anglican Parish of Elstree & Borehamwood), Lewis Osbourne (Radlett United Synagogue), Rabbi Jeff Berger (Borehamwood Rambam Sephardi Synagogue), Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz (Borehamwood & Elstree United Synagogue), Councillor Kashif Merchant (Borehamwood Islamic Society) and others.