Press articles on matters of faith

Faiths joining up to protect teenagers from extremism
October 12, 2010 By Faith Matters

Faiths joining up to protect teenagers from extremism

FAITH leaders in Derby have produced a booklet aimed at preventing young people getting involved in violent extremism. Called Our Faiths and Our Shared Futures, it aims to show the similarities between religions practised in the city and set the record straight to balance extremist views. It also calls on Christians, Muslims and Jews to […]

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October 7, 2010 By Faith Matters

“It’s not race, it’s faith,” says Muslim and Sikh interfaith project

Discrimination against different faiths is more of a problem than racial discrimination, said members of a new interfaith project in West London. Racial differences once formed the basis of prejudice in Britain, but project members said that religion now plays a more important role. Speaking from one of the most religiously diverse areas of the […]

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MINAB Feature Developing Diversity
August 27, 2010 By Faith Matters

MINAB Feature Developing Diversity

The Mosques and Imams Advisory Board feature Faith Matters and the Developing Diversity Directory that was produced by Faith Matters over an 18 month period.

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Faith Matters lobbying for Muslim and Jewish Communities with the Imam and Rabbis Group
August 27, 2010 By Faith Matters

Faith Matters lobbying for Muslim and Jewish Communities with the Imam and Rabbis Group

Muslim community leaders have expressed anger about the new EU regulations on Halal meat which they say “demonise” their religious practice of food preparation. The are working with Jewish community members who are also concerned on the continuing pressure on Shechita food preparation techniques that are fundamental when preparing food for observing members of Jewish […]

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The Righteous Muslims Booklet gets global publicity
July 26, 2010 By Faith Matters

The Righteous Muslims Booklet gets global publicity

NEW YORK (JTA) — In April 1941, members of the Kavilio family of Sarajevo fled their house as Nazis rampaged through the city destroying Jewish homes. As they ran toward the mountainside, a Muslim friend of the family, Mustafa Hardaga, spotted them and offered shelter. Shortly after, when Josef Kavilio thought the family could be […]

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Faith leaders accuse EU of discrimination over compulsory labelling of halal foods
July 21, 2010 By Faith Matters

Faith leaders accuse EU of discrimination over compulsory labelling of halal foods

Jewish and Muslim leaders have accused the European Union of “naked discrimination” by ordering the compulsory labelling of all kosher and halal meat. An advisory group of imams and rabbis at the Office of the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, said it was wrong to single out meat acceptable to some communities while not requiring the […]

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Interfaith support for opposition to food labelling
July 21, 2010 By Faith Matters

Interfaith support for opposition to food labelling

Muslim leaders have joined the concern expressed over new EU regulations which mean Kosher and Halal meat will be labelled “meat from slaughter without stunning”. The European Parliament voted in favour of the amendment to the provision of food information to consumers last month, just two weeks after New Zealand banned the kosher slaughter of […]

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Muslims tackle the ‘nutters’
July 2, 2010 By Faith Matters

Muslims tackle the ‘nutters’

The title of Christina Patterson’s piece “Moderate Islam must find its voice” (24 June) suggests that there are two forms of Islam, moderate and extreme, when in fact there is a set of beliefs that people can interpret, as do believers of other faiths when they read their scriptures. The article implies that religion produces […]

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Jewish News Features Faith Matters
July 2, 2010 By Faith Matters

Jewish News Features Faith Matters

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Listen to Live Interview @ Asia News Network
June 11, 2010 By Faith Matters

Listen to Live Interview @ Asia News Network

The Asian News Network report on the Top 100 Mosques demonstrated by the Developing Diversity Directory which Faith Matters produced. The report by the Asian News Network can be found here: {mp3}developing-diversity/1800_WOMEN_MOSQUES_MAI_PKG{/mp3}

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