Faiths Leaders in Unity Meeting

November 22, 2006

Source: BBC News

Muslim and Christian leaders are gathering for a meeting designed to bring the two faiths closer together.

The two-day event, the largest of its kind seen in the UK, was opened on Wednesday by Prime Minister Tony Blair's envoy to the faith communities.

MP John Battle warned that young people were being neglected by religious leaders who must engage with them.

The conference, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, is organised by the Christian Muslim Forum.

The event brings together imams and Christian ministers and aims to foster relationships, discover common concerns and tackle areas of difference.