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Articles and speeches

This page provides links to various articles and speeches by members of the Executive. Newest first.

Muslim Jewish Forum celebrates MBE award to Co-Chair
Co-Chair Mohammed Amin gave a short 5 ½ minutes speech on 4 September 2016 explaining how being involved with the Forum has changed his life, and why he believes the Forum has succeeded.
Heather Fletcher and Afzal Khan interviewed on Awaaz Community Radio
53 minute interview recorded on 3 August 2016. The first 31 minutes are about the EU Referendum, where the Forum has no view, but then it concentrates entirely on the Forum. The embedded recording is configured to start at that point.
Heather Fletcher's speech at Adam Day 2016
Our Co-Chair spoke explained why the concept of "Hachnasat orchim" (welcoming the stranger) is so important to Jews, and its relevance in today's Britain.
Mohammed Amin's lecture on Muslim Jewish relations in the UK
A recording, plus slides, of our Co-Chair's presentation at Finchley Progressive Synagogue, delivered on 16 June 2016
Fusion Award for the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester
On 8 June 2016 The Council of Christians and Jews website and the following weekly newsletter provided a national report of our Fusion Award.
Sharing a country with adherents of other religions or none
Co-Chair Mohammed Amin's article in the Winter 2015/2016 issue of the Council of Christians and Jews magazine. The magazine's theme was the trilateral relationship between Christians, Jews and Muslims, both in the UK and overseas.
Co-Chair Heather Fletcher's speech at Adam Day 2015
Heather explained the Jewish concept of mishpacha (family) and how this can be extended to all of humanity, which is Adam Day's key message. She also highlighted examples of Muslims and Jews working together.
Our Co-Chair Heather Fletcher speaking about anti-Semitism
Her prepared remarks at a briefing seminar for local councillors in the Manchester area organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Our Co-Founder Henry Guterman MBE
We included our late co-founder's profile in the brochure for our 10th anniversary dinner, and have added a page for it.
Co-Chair Mohammed Amin addresses Hazel Grove High School's sixth form about the Forum
Speakers for Schools is a charity which organises prominent people to give free talks to state schools. Our Co-Chair Mohammed Amin has been doing speaking engagements for them since January 2015. While most of the talks so far have been about lessons from his personal journey and career, Hazel Grove High School asked him to talk to their sixth form about the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester.
Muslims and Jews co-operating over religious slaughter
On 27 February 2015 Jonny Wineberg and Mohammed Amin wrote a blog on the Board of Deputies website about what they have been doing to protect the right to practice shechita and halal slaughter in the UK.
Co-Chair Heather Fletcher speaks at launch of Manchester Council of Mosques
The Forum's Jewish Co-Chair Heather Fletcher was invited to speak on behalf of the Forum at the launch of the Manchester Council of Mosques in the Great Hall at the Town Hall on Sunday 22 February 2015. She explained how the Forum enabled Muslims and Jews together on issues of common interest, and how it had broadened her own Muslim contacts.
Qaisra Shahraz: Literature can help to bring cultures together
An article Qaisra published in the Manchester Evening News about how her inter-cultural awareness influences her writing.
Joint appearance on Hidayat TV 31 October 2013
Both of our Co-Chairs, Jonny Wineberg and Mohammed Amin, were part of a three person panel discussing religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue. The format meant that much of the discussion was about the history of the Forum and its achievements.
Heather Fletcher's story in the faith column of the Manchester Evening News
Our Company Secretary Heather Fletcher was asked to contribute to this column. She chose to write about the twinning between a Muslim and a Jewish school, and how the Muslim Jewish Forum developed.
Peter Bell Memorial Lecture 2013 by David Berkley and Mohammed Amin
Dr Peter Bell MBE was a founder member of Leeds Concord back in 1976 and served as General Secretary until his death in 1999. Since 2010 Leeds Concord has held a lecture in his memory. It was a great honour for David Berkley and Mohammed Amin to be asked to jointly give the 2013 lecture. They chose to talk about what they have learned from their experiences with the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester.
Memories of the Muslim Jewish Forum
This poem was written by our Secretary Heather Fletcher while reflecting on the first eight years of the Forum.
Thought for the Week by Jonny Wineberg 26 February 2012
Given by the MJF Co-chair on the Mike Shaft programme on BBC Radio Manchester
"Eastern Eye" newspaper article about the Forum
On 14 October 2011 the Forum was profiled in an article based on interviews given by Jonny Wineberg and Afzal Khan.
Speech by Heather Fletcher
On 6 July 2011 the Forum's Secretary explained to a group of 70 Jewish pensioners how she came to be one of the founders of the Forum.
"Jewish Chronicle" newspaper article about the Forum's first five years
On 10 December 2010 the northern edition of the Jewish Chronicle carried an article about the Forum based on a telephone interview with Mohammed Amin.
A personal retrospective from Mohammed Amin
This is based upon a speech about the Forum that he gave at a conference on "Moving beyond the Rhetoric: Increasing Trust and Respect between Faiths, Beliefs, Cultures and Communities” which was held in parallel with the Global Peace and Unity Event on 25 October 2010.

 

 

 

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