All major religions are strongly opposed to both euthanasia and assisted suicide. In the week before the House of Lords debate on 10 October 2005, nine major UK faith leaders (representing the six world faiths of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism) wrote an open letter to every member of the House of Lords and the House of Commons arguing strongly against any change in the law. The letter was almost entirely ignored by the media, but was referred to several times in the House of Lords debate.