Interfaith

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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Board of Deputies welcomes Methodist interfaith group

By Anna Sheinman, October 11, 2012

The president of the Board of Deputies, Vivian Wineman, has welcomed the creation of a new Jewish-Christian interfaith organisation. He said that the Methodist Friends of Judaism (MFJ) “represents a vital step in the process of bridge-building. It is asking brave questions, at a time when many have decided to remain silent.”

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How rabbis are wasted on Jews

By David Robson, October 7, 2012

Recently, my elder son sealed himself into The Book Of Life As A Married Man. As he used a Scrabble-like word game and a ring made of jelly to propose to his bride, some solemnities and precious metal were required.

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Multi-faith project launched

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

Students will work in mixed-religion groups to learn leadership skills and develop social-action projects as part of a new scheme.

The Three Faiths Forum’s Undergraduate ParliaMentors programme held an induction session for 45 students last month. The Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and agnostic students will be placed in groups of three to be mentored by MPs and Peers.

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Rabbi is chaplain to Muslim mayor of Redbridge

September 20, 2012

A rabbi has become chaplain to the Muslim mayor of Redbridge.

Rabbi David Hulbert of Bet Tikvah Synagogue in Barkingside has been selected by the new mayor, Councillor Mohammed Javed, to be one of five chaplains of different faiths during his year of office.

It is the first time a multi-faith chaplaincy has been chosen in the London borough.

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Limited utility

September 6, 2012

So much for the hope that this week's conference of rabbis and imams would provide a platform for Muslim leaders to speak out on the fact that the thread that connects the attack on Israelis in Bulgaria, the shootings in Toulouse, and the plot to blow up Jews in Manchester - not to mention much of the everyday abuse on the streets of Europe's cities - is that the perpetrators have all been Muslim.

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Imams deny antisemitism at unity event

By Shirli Sitbon, September 6, 2012

As they arrived in Paris for the second gathering of European Jewish and Muslim leaders, Jewish officials seemed to have one thing on their mind: getting their counterparts to fight antisemitism in Muslim communities.
Antisemitism has been on the rise in France since the Toulouse shooting six months ago, and many of the attacks have been perpetrated by Muslims.

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Three Faiths meet to discuss competitive sport

August 30, 2012

The East London Three Faiths Forum met to discuss ‘Competitive Sport’ at Sinclair House, the Jewish Youth and Community Centre in Redbridge.

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