Rabbis and imams commissioned a special 1.5 metre (5ft) handwritten “interfaith birthday card” for Prince Charles’ 70th this week, with Biblical and Qur’anic quotes.
The card, by a professional scribe, was organised by the Council of Imams and Rabbis of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation and was warmly received.
Religious leaders said the card represented four key passions of the heir-to-the-throne, namely service, charity, humanity and beauty, while the foundation’s patron, Sheida Moussavi, said its creation also reflected the prince’s “special interest” in interfaith relations.
Rabbi Ivan Binstock of St John’s Wood United Synagogue said praying for the Royal Family came naturally to Jews, who do so every Shabbat service.
Imam Qayum from East London Mosque said the religious leaders wanted “to use this opportunity to reflect on the many beneficial contributions of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales who not only engages with people of all faith, but defends the practice of all faiths in this country”.
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