Deputies at mosque exhibition

By Simon Rocker, August 12, 2010

A Board of Deputies delegation toured an exhibition on Islam's relations with other faiths at the Islamic Cultural Centre at the Regents Park Mosque in London.

Shahid Munir, director of research for Exhibition Islam, reported "a lot of enthusiasm from the Jewish community" for the display.

A particular highlight, he said, was a rare showing "of Torah scrolls which were written across the Islamic world where sofers [scribes] wrote in many exquisite styles".

Rabbis were also taken around the exhibition by Mehri Niknam, founder of interfaith charity the Joseph Foundation.

Elsewhere, Three Faiths Forum founder Sir Sigmund Sternberg was among guests at the presentation of the forum's interfaith gold medallion to the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the UK, Khaled Al-Duwaisan.

Addressing the lavishly catered reception at the Kuwaiti Embassy, Mr Al-Duwaisan said: "This award is all the more appreciated as it comes from one of the world's leading charitable bodies, which has devoted considerable efforts towards promoting friendship, goodwill and understanding."

Last updated: 12:32pm, August 12 2010