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Faith leaders group together to oppose euthanasia bill

Published: 6th October 2005

Nine faith leaders have grouped together to oppose the legalisation of assisted dying in the UK.

The letter, sent to all the members of the House of Lords, includes the signatures of:

  • Bimal Krishna das, General Secretary, National Council of Hindu Temples (UK)
  • Sheikh Dr M.A. Zaki Badawi, Principal Muslim College and Chair Muslim Law Sharia Council
  • Joel Edwards, General Director, Evangelical Alliance
  • Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark, Church of England
  • Peter Smith, Archbishop of Cardiff, Catholic Church in Great Britain
  • Dr Jonathan Sacks, The Chief Rabbi
  • His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain
  • Lama Jampa Thaye, Spiritual Director of the Dechen Community
  • Dr Indarjit Singh, Director Network of Sikh Organisations

Read the full PDF: PDF of faith leaders letter.

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