Statement of support
The Law Centre is very aware of the public debate that has arisen following the recent sermon from Pastor James McConnell on the Muslim faith.
As an organization that has a number of member organizations who comprise individuals from the Muslim community we are cognisant of how attributing homogenous traits or characteristics to all followers of a religion or a particular community is inappropriate, and counter-productive. We have had to advise significant numbers of people over the years who have been the victims of attacks and discrimination based on their race or religion.
Our own experience of working with individuals and community organizations from the Muslim community is that the people involved have views and opinions which are as diverse as other community organizations, whether secular or faith based.
Our experience is that the groups we work with are committed to improving the lives of people within their community and working with other organizations for positive ends.
We therefore continue to support the organisations affiliated to the Law Centre.