Three Counties United Against Extremism

A service with readings interspersed with silent reflection and music

This was an initiative of the Oxford Foundation, delivered in partnership with the Lord-Lieutenancies of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, Oxford Diocese, and Oxford Muslim College.

This was a beautiful, moving and powerful event that brought together many faiths, humanists, politicians, community workers, victims of extremist violence and young people – a true showing of solidarity for peace, mutual understanding and cooperation.

I was fortunate to be asked as a member of the Jewish community to lead the singing of words from Micah 4:3 – “And everyone neath vine and fig tree shall live in peace and harmony; and into ploughshares beat their swords, nations shall make war no more.”

The event was later reported internationally on ARY News, a Pakistani news station based in Dubai: