Interfaith unity in Tottenham as riots continue

By Jennifer Lipman, August 9, 2011

A representative from the board of Deputies of British Jews joined a mulltifaith "vigil of hope" on Monday evening in Tottenham.

The event was arranged following the death of resident Mark Duggan and the violent protests and riots that followed.


President to go early?

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 8, 2011

Manchester Jewish Representative Council president Lucille Cohen is considering stepping down early from the three-year post as her presidential workload has encroached on family commitments.


Positive dialogue with Muslims

By Jessica Elgot, August 4, 2011

Jewish and Muslim entrepreneurs discussed Zionism, Islamism and business ethics at a Cambridge University conference aimed at improving relations between the religions.

Under the aegis of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship programme, 24 British, American and French social entrepreneurs spent two weeks at Cambridge's Judge Business School.

They included charity heads, artists and campaigners


Interfaith accolades

By Simon Rocker, August 4, 2011

Sidney Assor, the founding chairman of the Surrey Three Faiths Forum, has been honoured for his interfaith work by a Muslim organisation.

He was the first Jewish recipient of a British Community Honours Award at a House of Lords ceremony.

The awards were established to celebrate the achievements of British Muslims but were extended to include others working for social harmony.



Cambridge interfaith first

By Simon Rocker, August 4, 2011

Cambridge University is to introduce a pioneering new master's degree in Muslim-Jewish relations in 2012.

Yousef Meri, convenor of the one-year MPhil course, said: "It's the first postgraduate course of its kind specifically in the academic study of Muslim-Jewish relations.


New York mayor greets Muslims with Jewish greeting

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011

New York's mayor may have inadvertently taken a step forward in Jewish-Muslim relations this week.

Michael Bloomberg was speaking at an event to mark the beginning of Ramadan, Islam's annual month of fasting, when he made something a slip.


Israel trip plan for mixed faith couples

By Jessica Elgot, July 14, 2011

A trip to Israel for mixed faith couples is being organised with the aim of addressing concerns of non-Jews in the relationships about their partners' heritage and feelings for Israel.

Jeneration is planning the seven-night tour in November and one of its leaders will be Zahavit Shalev, who has run events for mixed faith couples.

"Similar trips have been run in the US and we've been in conta


Walkers take steps to harmony

July 14, 2011

There was a large Jewish turnout for an interfaith walk on Sunday in St John's Wood and Marylebone, taking in four churches, four synagogues, a mosque and an Islamic cultural centre.

Organisers said that at least 50 Jews were among the 150-plus walkers from 10 faiths.

London Central Mosque imam Sheikh Seddiki Sidi Fawzi told participants the walk "will bring about a society of cohesion, harm


Christian group stands up for Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

Hundreds of Christian supporters of Israel gathered in London this week to stand up against boycotts and attacks on Israel.


Football result as FA tackles antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, July 7, 2011

A Football Association initiative will tackle antisemitism and Islamophobia by encouraging cross-community matches, interfaith tournaments and grassroots education.

Faith in Football had its inaugural meeting at Wembley Stadium and will be chaired by Alex Goldberg of the European Centre for Jewish Leadership and the Faiths Forum for London.

Southport Hebrew Congregation's Rabbi Zevi Saunders