Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has condemned the cartoon published by Charlie Hebdo to mark the first anniversary of the attack by Islamic terrorists as insulting to people who believe in God.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has prioritised the eradication of hunger and illiteracy during a visit to an aid project in India.
The dual approach was vital in tackling the problems of poverty in the country, he said.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called for the decision to ban a cinema advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer to be reversed.
He tweeted that the refusal to show the advert was “an objectionable curtailing of freedom of religious expresson”.
UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis echoed a global call to fight domestic violence today.
As patron of the Jewish Women's Aid charity, he attended a stall in the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in north-west London to increase aware of domestic violence in the Jewish community.
More than 120 religious leaders have taken part in a training seminar led by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis aimed at encouraging them to tackle child abuse within Jewish communities.
The session included dozens of United Synagogue rabbis and rebbetzins and was supported by the S&P Sephardi community.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is set to make an official visit to India next month.
It is understood that Rabbi Mirvis will meet religious leaders in the country – as well as visiting some of its key historical sites.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has led a delegation to Greece to visit one of the country’s largest refugee camps and to see the aid effort being carried out by World Jewish Relief.
He and four other United Synagogue rabbis spent Thursday at the camp on Greece’s northern border, where up to 10,000 refugees a day make the crossing into Macedonia.
Around 200 people have attended a special prayer service in memory of those killed in the terror attacks and violence in Israel.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis led the service in Hendon, north-west London, on Sunday evening amid tight security.
He told the audience the knife attacks in Israel were comparable to the murder of Lee Rigby by extremists in London.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to have clashed with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis over the building of settlements.
A media report in Israel claimed the men had disagreed over the issue during a private meeting in London on Wednesday evening.
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MPs have voted against the Assisted Dying Bill going to a third reading in Parliament.
The proposed legislation fell at the second hurdle, heavily defeated by 330 votes to 118.
Ahead of the debate, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis took to social media to attack the bill.
In a message posted on Facebook, Rabbi Mirvis stressed that the bill was misguided and dangerous.