God calls us to live in harmony and peace with one another and all of creation. SAFCEI, the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute, condemns the xenophobic attacks in the strongest possible terms.
Life on this planet flourishes where there is diversity. Equally, human society is enriched by diversity. We all benefit from the varieties of cultures, traditions and customs and our economies are strengthened by the gifts of differing communities.
Tolerance and inclusivity are the hallmarks of harmonious living and the way to peace. We call on all people to uphold these values and show compassion and love for our fellow human beings and for all of life, and to end these horrendous xenophobic attacks.