Inter Faith Week meeting with King Charles III

17 November 2023 – 4 Kislev 5784

Rabbi Charley Baginsky with the KIng and other faith leaders

Progressive Judaism was delighted to be part of an Inter Faith Week event with King Charles III and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace Library.

The event provided the opportunity for the 30 faith leaders present to talk directly to The King about what their communities are experiencing in the light of global conflicts, and how those conflicts impact community relations in this country.

Progressive Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky – pictured with Laura Marks, Akeela Ahmed, Julie Siddiqi and the King – said: “This was a real opportunity for the King to bring people together, to mark both Inter Faith Week and his 75th birthday.

“We spoke about the role of women in interfaith work, the current situation in Israel/Gaza and how important building relationships and friendships between faiths, outside of crisis times, is so important – in order that we can stand together even when we disagree.”

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby added: “These are challenging times for faith communities in the UK, particularly with the ongoing war in the Middle East. Today’s visit by The King was a wonderful encouragement to remain united in partnership and friendship – as many people of faith are doing across the country.”

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