DIFFERENT faiths combined as one to attend a memorial service at Bromsgrove's St John's Church last week to remember those who lost their lives in Srebrenica.

Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities joined together to unite against hatred and intolerance while readings were made from The Bible and Quran.

Cllr Helen Jones, chairman of Bromsgrove District Council, led an act of remembrance by lighting candles for the 8,000 Muslin men and boys murdered in Bosnia 21 years ago, while Dr Yvonne Stollard, of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, and Graham Usher, Bishop of Dudley, also paid their respects.

The Reverend Ray Khan, who is team vicar in Bromsgrove said: "We all share a common humanity and are rich because we are different. It's important that we stand together in our differences and say no to all forms of hatred and intolerance.

"This service drew together people of all faiths and those who attended were deeply moved by it."