New Chair for the Forum

The Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, the Bishop of Kingston, has become Chair of the Christian Muslim Forum. He has been Vice-Chair of the Forum since 2008 and takes over from Dr Musharraf Hussain who has been Chair for the last two years. Dr Hussain will become Vice-Chair of the Forum for the next year. Dr Cheetham will be Chair for the next two years.

The Christian Muslim Forum was founded in 2006 and aims to:

  • create spaces for Christians and Muslims to meet, learn about and understand each other
  • live faithfully with difference
  • heal relationships

We are committed to:

  • building strong personal relationships between Christians and Muslims, based on faith in God, and commitment to the common good
  • the essential participation of young people and women in inter faith activities
  • enabling the participation of believers from as many traditions as possible for successful Christian-Muslim

The Forum issued a groundbreaking Christmas statement in our first year and last year launched the Ethical Witness Guidelines and produced a booklet on Mosque-Church twinning.

A Christian-Muslim men’s retreat is planned in Wales for June 2010.  In addition in 2010 there will be London based campus encounters encouraging dialogue between Christian and Muslim students, groups for Christians and Muslims in London, and local and regional events in the Midlands.

Bishop Richard said, ‘It has been a pleasure to work as Vice-Chair for the past two years. I look forward to further developing the work of the Forum and continuing to build on Dr Hussain’s work. I hope that the Christian Muslim Forum will grow from strength to strength in helping to ensure a growth in positive relationships between Christians and Muslims.’

Bishop Richard is available for interview.

Other News from the Forum:

Seminar on Christian-Muslim Encounters, Daniel Edge’s recent experience in Paris
Ethical Witness Questions and Answers

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