Interfaith

This church report on Israel sets the clock back 70 years

By Patrick Morrow, May 12, 2013

'A slap in the face to the Jewish community" is how Jonathan Arkush, vice-president of the Board of Deputies, responded to the report, The inheritance of Abraham? A report on the "promised land". This document comes from the Church of Scotland's church and society council, and is to be debated by the general assembly next week. As a Christian (an Anglican priest), I can sympathise.

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Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka: firm friends but football rivals

By Isabel de Bertodano, April 25, 2013

On the evening before his inauguration last month, Pope Francis made a call to an old friend in Buenos Aires.

“Hello, it’s Bergoglio. They trapped me here in Rome and they won’t let me come home,” he told Rabbi Abraham Skorka, whom he has known for 20 years.

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King David ambassadors visit their twins

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2013

MPs HAVE come out in support of the first Jewish ambassadors to visit a Muslim school, as a historic twinning moves to a second stage.

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Interfaith gestures with heart

By Peter Rosengard, March 11, 2013

Have you got the Jewish Chronicle?” I always loudly ask in London newsagents. I like to do my bit for interfaith relations… never the “JC” for me.

But when I said it last weekend, all I got was a blank stare and guttural muttering, in what sounded like German. This could have been because I was in a village in Austrian mountains.

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Jewish and Muslim owned ice-cream store flourishes in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, January 2, 2013

An ice cream shop that comes with a very sweet message has continued to grow since it was opened by its Jewish and Muslim business partners last year.

Young entrepreneurs Adam Ziv and Alaa Sawitat opened the homemade ice cream shop in Tarshiha market last July.

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FridaySaturdaySunday - a 3 faith sacred space

By Anna Sheinman, November 30, 2012

Architects Daniel Leon, Matthew Lloyd and Shahed Saleem have designed a space that is a mosque on Fridays, a synagogue on Saturdays and a church on Sundays. In this video they explain their design and ask: could such a structure ever be built?

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Saudi Arabia King hailed for backing dialogue with UN

By Anna Sheinman and Sandy Rashty, November 30, 2012

The King of Saudi Arabia opened a new interfaith centre in Vienna this week with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon a keynote speaker.

The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) centre has board members from five major world religions including major leaders from the Muslim and Jewish faiths.

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Synod debates Israel trips

By Gavin Drake , November 23, 2012

The issue of female bishops was not the only controversial motion debated at the Church of England’s General Synod this week. The motion it passed in July, endorsing the partisan Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was also discussed.

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City of London pupil runs multi-faith conference

By Zoe Winograd, November 16, 2012

A 17-year-old City of London pupil organised and hosted a multi-faith conference for sixth-formers from London schools including JFS.

Times religion correspondent Ruth Gledhill and Adam Copson of the British Humanist Association were among a panel recruited by Hannah Cowen to debate the place of religion in the modern world.

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Luton Synagogue hosts interfaith food tasting event

By Jay Grenby, November 16, 2012

Food was the way to the hearts of the 100 Jews, Muslims and Christians who shared their respective cuisines at a tasting involving Luton Synagogue, two churches and a mosque from the Leagrave area.

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