Rabbi Maurice Michaels of Bournemouth Reform Synagogue has been re-elected as honorary treasurer of the Interfaith Network for the UK at its recent Annual General Meeting.
Rabbi Michaels has been described as “one of Reform Judaism’s most experienced rabbis” and has been involved in interfaith work for many decades, instigating local initiatives in all the areas he has served as rabbi.
He said: “Unlike other trustees, who are nominated to the AGM by the organisations or faith groups they represent, the treasurer is elected ad personam (on an individual basis) so I am grateful to the outgoing board of trustees and the AGM delegates for showing renewed confidence in me.”
The Interfaith Network serves nearly 200 groups around the country and Michaels said: “Ultimately it is not policy White Papers or Government programmes but interfaith work at grassroots level that will enable the people of this country to co-exist peacefully and harmoniously.”
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