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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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”.


Nuns celebrate return of convent’s megillah

By Simon Rocker, March 6, 2014

An antique megillah restored by a London scribe was returned this week to its owner — a convent of nuns in the West End.

The Tyburn Nuns, who belong to a Benedictine order, received the scroll of Esther as a gift from an American supporter of Jewish-Catholic dialogue.

The heroine of the Megillah, which will be read by Jews at Purim in a few days time, has resonance for the nuns.


Government's £3 million boost for interfaith projects

By Marcus Dysch, March 5, 2014

The Near Neighbours programme supports grassroots groups which work with Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist organisations.

Funding announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government will help the initiative extend its work in areas with large Jewish communities, including north-west London, Leeds and Bury, Lancashire.


Mixed-faith couples discuss the challenges they face

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2014

Reform Judaism's senior rabbi has urged recognition and celebration of the fact that mixed-faith couples were "fundamentally integrated into Jewish life".

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner highlighted the need to embrace diversity at the annual "I'm Jewish, My Partner Isn't" seminar, held on Sunday at Finchley's Sternberg Centre.

Liberal and Reform rabbis and counsellors joined couples for the eve


Saudi Interfaith Forum: ‘The world has never looked more malleable’

By Orlando Radice, November 28, 2013

When it was founded in 2011, the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (Kaiciid) appeared to the world as an incongruous outfit.

The idea that Saudi Arabia was creating a hub for interreligious education looked like a PR stunt from what is seen as one of the world’s most repressive governments.