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Muslims, Jews and Covid-19 on 12 April at 15:00

Coronavirus is the biggest national emergency we have faced since WWII and the biggest pandemic for a century. Muslims and Jews are suffering much higher than expected rates of infection than the national population. You are invited to a dialogue to discuss this and look forward to how we recover.

Poster of Forum event about Covid-19

We will discuss:

Participate by Zoom by clicking the image above or this link. No need for advance registration.

What if I have never used Zoom before?

Zoom is an online video conferencing service. There are downloadable apps for smartphones, tablets, and computers. A basic Zoom account is free. In any event you should be able to attend our event using the above link without having an account.

We recommend installing the Zoom app and testing it out in advance of the event. For more information visit the links below:

The Zoom home page

The Zoom getting started page

The Zoom FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page

If you want to use the facility to telephone dial into a Zoom meeting, please email us at mail@muslimjewish.org.uk to ask for the relevant details.

The Muslim Jewish Forum promotes the work of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and vice versa.

Foundation for Ethnic Understanding logo with link to website

Other future events

17 May 2020 - Iftar This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

14 June 2020 - Migration stories

Why this Forum was created

Islam and Judaism are closer to each other than any other two religions. However many Muslims and Jews grow up in Britain knowing little about the other community. In 2004 a group of us decided that, even if we couldn’t change the world, we could do something to bring the two communities together locally, and set up the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester.

Our mission is set out in paragraph (3) of our Memorandum of Association which is reproduced below:

“3. The objects for which the Forum is established are to develop the cultural and social ties between the Muslim and Jewish Communities of Greater Manchester; to educate members of the Muslim and Jewish Communities in relation to their shared values and common Abrahamic tradition, heritage, history and culture; and to promote better understanding within the wider community of the interests and values that are common to the Muslim and Jewish Communities.”

There are two main reasons for doing this

  1. Muslims and Jews have many common interests which are better pursued if we act together. Some are listed below.
  2. Learning more about each other, and making new friendships, enriches us as individuals as well as making our city a better place.

Some common interests of Muslims and Jews

The list below is reproduced from our Declaration of Principles.

What we do

We engage in practical activities to increase mutual understanding which participants enjoy.

These are often educational, but whatever we do needs to be enjoyable, as otherwise people won’t come!

The events we have held are listed on the page News and past events. From 2005 to 2019, there were 118 of them!

Becoming a member

We welcome new members. You can download a membership form from the "Join us" page.

The Charter for Faith & Belief Inclusion

We are signatories to this charter which is organised by The Faith & Belief Forum.

The principles of the Charter for Faith & Belief Inclusion are :

  1. We believe in an inclusive society where people of different faiths and beliefs have strong and positive relations. We believe that intolerance has no place in our communities or workplaces, and that diversity adds value to our society.
  2. By connecting people of different faiths and beliefs, we can create a society which is fair to people of all backgrounds – religious and non-religious. We encourage people to engage more across differences and learn to understand each other better.
  3. We recognise the need to create a more open conversation about faith and belief in our communities and in all of the UK. We will have these conversations in a spirit of mutual respect and curiosity, and be open to different perspectives.

Signatories of the Charter commit to working together in a spirit of partnership to promote good relations between people of different beliefs in our communities, workplaces and wider society.

You can see a full list of signatories on The Faith & Belief Forum website.

Joint Declaration Against Hate

We are signatories. Click thumbnail for larger image.

PDF version

The Armed Forces Covenant

While Muslims and Jews in Britain have some specific interests, as listed above, they are also citizens who share the same concerns as all other citizens.

Both communities have a long tradition of support for our country's Armed Forces. Muslims and Jews have fought side by side for Britain in every conflict from World War 1 onwards.

Accordingly we are proud to be signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant. You can learn more about that by clicking on the logo below.

Logo of the Armed Forces Covenant with link to their website

Reporting suspicious activity

In an emergency, call 999.

Otherwise, the national freephone number for suspicious activity, such as people who may be scouting your premises, or suspected terrorists, is 0800-789-321.

Reporting hate crime

In an emergency, call 999.

Otherwise, report hate crime to the police by calling 101.

You can also report antisemitic hate crime to the Community Security Trust and anti-Muslim hate crime to Tell MAMA.

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Please visit the linked page for our statement under the General Data Protection Regulation.

 

 

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