Interfaith

Shul and mosque in dialogue

By Marcus Dysch, July 3, 2014

Brondesbury Park Synagogue members shared details of Jewish life in an exchange programme with Muslims from a neighbouring mosque.

The shul-goers were told how the Imam Khoei Centre in north-west London had been converted into a mosque in the 1980s after being used for synagogue services a decade earlier.

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Whose hands hold the future?

June 26, 2014

Two images: one to bring despair, the other full of hope.

This week a picture of two smiling Palestinian girls making the 'Three Shalits' sign went viral.

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How should non-Jewish prophets be viewed?

By Sina Cohen, June 22, 2014

Long gone are the days when Jewish prophets would appear in our communities with a message and a mission from God. The sight of a tall, bearded man draped in robes, galloping through Golders Green Road on his white horse, we just don't see that happen.

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New chief for Council of Christians and Jews

By Simon Rocker, May 15, 2014

The founder of an Israel-Palestine dialogue charity is to become the new director of the Council of Christian and Jews.

Dr Jane Clements, who is the director of the Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine, will succeed the The Reverend David Gifford as head of the interfaith charity in July.

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Loss of Lady Hazel Sternberg

By Sandy Rashty, May 8, 2014

Christian and Jewish groups have paid tribute to Lady Hazel Sternberg, wife of interfaith pioneer Sir Sigmund, who died aged 86 last Saturday after battling a long illness.

Lady Sternberg was the first Jewish woman to be appointed to the Papal Order of St Sylvester and also received the Order of St Francis.

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Interfaith Pesach

By JCReporter, April 28, 2014

North-west London's newest Jewish community, Mosaic, enjoyed an interfaith Pesach period.
Before the festival, more than 40 Mosaic members attended a service at Harrow Mosque also involving the Methodist community.

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Across the Jewish, Muslim, Christian religious divide

By David Conway, April 25, 2014

The short answer to the question posed by the title of this absorbing book is that its very existence proves Jews, Muslims and Christians can.

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Jews benefit from UK's Christian tolerance, according to Cameron

By Charlotte Oliver, April 17, 2014

It is easier to be Jewish in Britain than it would be in a secular country because of the “tolerance that Christianity demands of our society”, David Cameron said this week.

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London meeting of Muslim and Jewish leaders hailed as 'really special'

By Sandy Rashty, March 26, 2014

An Iraqi-Muslim academic today described a meeting of religious leaders from Israel, Iran and Iraq as “a really special event”.

The religious leaders flew to the UK in a groundbreaking bid to forge ties and resolve the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

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Muslim-Jewish group’s secret recipe for true friendship

By Rosa Doherty, March 7, 2014

Jews and Muslims in Manchester have created a shining example of communal co-operation. The Muslim Jewish Forum has spent a decade cementing ties between the two groups in the city. Such are its achievements that it was recently recognised with a national award.

But ask its members what the secret of its success is, and the answer is very simple — “Don’t mention the Middle East”.

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