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Archbishop Cushley joins city faith leaders to thank NHS and frontline workers

The Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh joined faith leaders of the capital to express his thanks to the NHS, frontline staff, volunteers and key workers who are fighting to keep the country together amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Archbishop Leo Cushley spoke in a short video message released by the Edinburgh Interfaith Association.

He spoke alongside Buddhist, Sikh, Church of Scotland, Episcopal, Baha’i, Jewish and Hindu representatives, who all delivered messages of thanks from their respective faiths to the workers keeping Scotland afloat during the pandemic.

Archbishop Cushley said: “We are united in sympathy and in our prayers for those who have lost their lives in this crisis and also for those whose families have been touched by this tragedy.”

Hard workers

The respective faith representatives spoke individually about the hard work of those who are still working hard amid the current chaos.

“Thank you for doing that and every blessing upon you,” Archbishop Cushley told them.

Iain Stewart, executive director of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association, said: “We are all united across our different faith traditions in solidarity to come together to express our gratitude to all NHS workers and frontline staff.

Loving thy neighbour

“In all of our traditions caring for your neighbour is central. Our NHS staff and carers all exemplify what it means to care for another.

“This short video is just a small way to say thank you from across all the faith communities of Edinburgh. We are eternally grateful for all they do for us, every day putting their lives on the line in order to save the lives of others. There is no better sacrifice and we just all just want to say thank you.”

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