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Dialogue and the Challenge of Extremism – Has Interfaith Gone Wrong?

THE ALL FAITHS NETWORK - “Britain’s first counter-extremism interfaith organisation”

You are cordially invited to a special parliamentary event to mark national Inter Faith Week:

“Dialogue and the Challenge of Extremism - Has Interfaith Gone Wrong?”

CHAIRS ON THE PANEL WILL BE SPECIALLY RESERVED FOR:

Mr Vivian Wineman (or his nominated representative), President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Co-Chair of the Inter Faith Network for the United Kingdom

Mr Farooq Murad (or his nominated representative), Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Member Body of the Inter Faith Network for the United Kingdom

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Revd Peter Colwell, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Mr Douglas Murray, Henry Jackson Society
Mr Sam Westrop, Gatestone Institute
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hussaini, Westminster Institute

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2013 AT 5.30PM PROMPT START - AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Nearest tube: Westminster. Please go to the St Stephen’s Entrance to Parliament and allow at least 30 minutes to pass security screening

  • Religiously-motivated violence and extremism pose a challenge for interfaith organisations – many of which are heavily funded by the taxpayer. What is the best way for faiths to work together to challenge such extremism, and are we talking to the right people?
  • Has interfaith gone wrong, and how can we make it work?

The Inter Faith Network for the United Kingdom, and its member organisations, including the Muslim Council of Britain, Islamic Foundation and Board of Deputies, have been invited to take part on this important panel, and to offer Muslim and Jewish and representatives to speak at this important event.

Our Jewish audience in particular have eagerly requested the honoured presence of Mr Vivian Wineman or his nominated representative from the Board of Deputies of British Jews to attend, in order to respond to questions from the Jewish public and the press and media – and a chair will be reserved on the panel.

Our Muslim colleagues have likewise requested eagerly requested the honoured presence of Mr Farooq Murad or his nominated representative of the Muslim Council of Britain, in order to respond to questions from ordinary members of the Muslim community – and a chair will be reserved on the panel.

This panel discussion will take place in the presence of the national media and will be filmed. Registration is required in advance for security purposes.

If you would like to attend or for further information, please write by e-mail to [email protected] or call 020 3411 7596 or 07979 750293.

Andrew Neil’s BBC interview with Mr Farooq Murad of the Muslim Council of Britain may be viewed here.

www.dontfundextremism.org