Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has joined other faith leaders in opposing a move to legalise assisted dying.
Rabbi Mirvis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and 23 other prominent figures from the Christian, Muslim and Sikh communities expressed concern that possible new legislation would leave the elderly and terminally ill unprotected.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis discussed the refugee crisis with Pope Francis at a private audience in the Vatican today.
Rabbi Mirvis told the head of the Catholic Church: “"The image that has been seen across the world in the last 24 hours of a young child, washed up on a Turkish beach, demonstrates how urgent and profound our challenges are. We are partners in confronting them."
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has stated that any allegation of child sexual abuse must be reported to the police “without delay”, following last week’s conviction of a Charedi teacher for sexual assault.
All rabbis under the authority of the chief rabbi are to be asked to attend a mandatory seminar being organised by the United Synagogue to alert them to the dangers of abuse.