University challenge for interfaith leader

September 22, 2011

New Faith Network for Manchester head Jonny Wineberg is in discussions with Manchester University over space for an interfaith venue.


Campaign to 'shame' messianics

By Ruth Eglash, September 22, 2011

A "naming and shaming" campaign to expose Messianic Jews living in Israel is the latest in a series of attacks against the 15,000-strong community that believe Jesus was the messiah.

Anonymous residents of Mevasseret Zion, a town of 30,000 just outside Jerusalem, last month distributed hundreds of flyers displaying the photographs and addresses of ten Messianic Jews in the town.


Chief Rabbi to have a papal audience

By Jennifer Lipman, September 22, 2011

After welcoming him on behalf of the British interfaith community last year, the Chief Rabbi is to take part in a private meeting with the Pope in Vatican City.

Lord Sacks has been invited to meet Pope Benedict XVI for the second time in December, when he visits Rome for two days to give a lecture at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

He will address students on the subject of interfaith r


Muslim pupils look to Israel for pen pals

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

Many children have pen pals with whom they swap notes on family life, pets, hobbies and school work.


Three Faiths Forum stands by its anti-Israel student

By Jessica Elgot, September 15, 2011

An LSE student who called for a third intifada against Israel has been selected by the Three Faiths Forum for its parliamentary leadership training.

Nadia Marques de Carvalho, 19, an active member of LSE's Palestine Society, is one of 53 students chosen to be mentored by an MP as part of the 3FF's UN award-winning "Parliamentors" scheme.


Chief Rabbi's call to British faith groups

By Jessica Elgot, September 9, 2011

The Chief Rabbi has called for faith groups to make a "covenant" with Britain, which lays out responsibilities towards the country and to others.

Speaking at a debate in the House of Lords on multiculturalism in Britain, Lord Sacks said: "I have a simple proposal.


London rabbi saves French wedding

September 1, 2011

A London Liberal rabbi saved the wedding of a Russian couple marrying in France.

Anna Gerrard stepped in to officiate at the last minute after an Orthodox minister refused to conduct the ceremony in St Jean Cap Ferrat, having discovered that the groom was not halachically Jewish.


Future leaders get an interfaith grounding

By Jay Grenby, August 11, 2011

Immanuel College students were among the latest graduates of the Alan Senitt community leadership programme, which links year-10 pupils in mainstream and faith schools. Pupils from Hillingdon, Harrow and Watford were also honoured for their achievements in inter-community work.


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.