Various organisations and other websites are linked on this page because we believe that visitors to this website may find them interesting. Their inclusion on this page does not constitute a formal endorsement by the Muslim Jewish Forum or indicate any formal assocation between us and the organisations or websites concerned.
In each case the electronic link is in the first line.
Organisations working in the North West
- Faith Network 4 Manchester
- This is an interfaith forum in Manchester. Its aims are to bring together people of different faith groups across the city to speak to issues of regeneration, to act as a means of communication between faith groups and be a resource to address issues of common concern. The MJF has run a number of programs jointly with FN4M.
Organisations working elsewhere in the UK and internationally
- The Anne Frank Trust UK
- This charity draws on the power of Anne Frank’s life and diary to challenge prejudice and reduce hatred, encouraging people to embrace positive attitudes, responsibility and respect for others. It is the partner organisation of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
- The Cambridge Interfaith Programme
- The Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme brings the resources of the Faculty of Divinity, and the University of Cambridge more generally, to bear on questions about the relationship between Jews, Christians and Muslims and explores the different resources that each faith has for serious engagement with each other, and with the wider secular and religious context.
- The Coexist Foundation
- Since 2006, Coexist has been working to promote better understanding between Jews, Christians and Muslims, and between these communities and others, through education, dialogue and research. Coexist is an operational foundation which not only funds projects, but also forges and facilitates new partnerships and programmes, which help people to understand better what it means to be Jewish, Christian or Muslim today. They do this by bringing together an influential network – including government, business, charities, academics and faith leaders.
The Coexist Foundation offers a low cost on-line audio visual course over the internet in Islam, with plans for courses in Judaism and Christianity.
Mohammed Amin has worked through part of the Islam course and he found it quite watchable. He then completed all the assessment questions, and from them got a good feel for the comprehensiveness of the course. He recommends it to non-Muslims who want to do a structured course from home as opposed to reading the recommended books.
- The Coexistence Trust
- Since 2005, they have been helping to combat Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism by developing and strengthening relations between British Muslim and Jewish communities. Their focus is on Muslim and Jewish students and building networks of trust and understanding on UK university campuses. Bringing students from the two faiths together is their way of encouraging mutual respect, empowerment and change.
- The Dialogue Society
- The Dialogue Society is charity in London, with the aim of advancing social cohesion by connecting communities through dialogue. It does this by bringing people together through discussion forums, courses, capacity building publications and outreach. It operates nation-wide with regional branches across the UK. It was founded by British Muslims of Turkish background inspired by the teachings and example of Fethullah Gulen. Mohammed Amin has had a significant amount of contact with them due to spending most of his time in London.
They recently launched their community dialogue manuals.
- The Forum for discussion of Israel and Palestine
- This initiative seeks to promote and facilitate dialogue between Christians, Jews and Muslims in the UK on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. That topic is often 'the elephant in the room' in inter faith dialogue, hindering progress in relations between these three major faiths. FODIP equips and provides opportunities for encounter, where people of different faiths can engage with the issues together. It also seeks to inform through the provision of articles and papers. In December 2009 / January 2010, several members of the MJF took part in a study tour of Israel and the West Bank organised by FODIP. The tour will take place again in October/November 2011.
- The Holocaust Educational Trust
- This was established in 1988. Their aim is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today. The Trust works in schools, universities and in the community to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust, providing teacher training, an outreach programme for schools, teaching aids and resource material.
- The Inter Faith Network for the UK
- This was founded in 1987 to promote good relations between people of different faiths in this country. Its member organisations include representative bodies from the Baha'i; Buddhist; Christian; Hindu; Jain; Jewish; Muslim; Sikh; and Zoroastrian communities; national and local inter faith bodies; and academic institutions and educational bodies concerned with inter faith issues.
- Salaam Shalom Media
- This is a Muslim/Jewish Media Project in Bristol, South-West England. In 2007 they started out as a online radio station, producing daily radio shows. In 2011 Salaam Shalom Media was re-launched as a Media Company/Project, focusing on Training, Podcasts, Webcasting and similar activities.
- Searchlight Magazine
- Searchlight is the magazine of the Hope not hate campaign. It has been exposing the far right for 35 years.
- Shalom Paix Salam!
- This group in Paris has similar goals to the Muslim Jewish Forum, namely bringing together Muslims and Jews in Paris. They have an open Facebook group. Please note that the link will only work if you are registered on Facebook and logged in.
- The Three Faiths Forum
- For more than ten years, the Three Faiths Forum has been encouraging friendship, goodwill and understanding amongst Muslims, Christians and Jews. They also facilitate dialogue, leading to action with people from other faiths, and those who do not subscribe to any religion.
- The Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths
- This is an academic institution in Cambridge devoted to the study of relations between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Several MJF members were particularly moved by an article in the Woolf Institute's Perpectives magazine Spring 2010 in which Myra Cohen Klenicki recounts a recent conversation with Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish, a 2010 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, about his work as a physician and a peace activist.
The Woolf Institute has an e-learning course. Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges. This modular course will commence in late February 2013. (Deadline for application submission is 1 February 2013.)
Other websites of interest
- A perspective on shechita and halal slaughter
- Animal welfare campaigners regularly allege that shechita and halal slaughter are cruel. This article by Mohammed Amin briefly reviews scientific evidence which contradicts the cruelty claim, and discusses the religious freedom issues.
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