Bridging faith divide: Nominate exceptional interfaith leaders
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Bridging faith divide: Nominate exceptional interfaith leaders

Put forward someone of Christian, Muslim or Jewish faith leader who is working to bring the three Abrahamic faiths closer together.

An interfaith event in London to celebrate Ramadan in 2015. (Photo credit: Near Neighbours )
An interfaith event in London to celebrate Ramadan in 2015. (Photo credit: Near Neighbours )

Time is running out to nominate a  Christian, Muslim or Jewish faith leader under 40 making great strides in bringing the three Abrahamic faiths closer together.

The 21 individuals on the final list – seven from each religion – will be profiled by Jewish, Muslim and Christian media outlets and invited to a reception at Lambeth Palace in November.

It is believed to be the first time anywhere in the world that media outlets catering to different faiths communities have worked together in such a way.

They will work in partnership with Coexist House, which seeks to boost public understanding of the perspectives and practises of the world’s religions.

“The narrative of faiths in constant conflict is all too dominant today – often perpetuated by the media,” said a spokesman for the project.

“Through this unique collaboration, we look forward to shining a light on those demonstrating in their work and their lives how their faith makes them more open, not less, to friendships and social action across cultural boundaries.

“With a combined audience of hundreds of thousands across the three communities, we are uniquely placed to highlight the many glowing examples of positive interactions to our readers and viewers, and to spread awareness to wider society.”

A panel of judges from the three communities, and chaired by Andrew Gilbert, will be joined by Sir Bernard Rix and Michael Wakelin of Coexist House and Jonathan Hellewell, communities advisor to Theresa May, to select the final list.

  •    Nominate at 21421.co.uk – the deadline is 16 July
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