Government Urged to Invest in Inter-Faith Dialogue to Combat Terror Threat

November 25, 2007

Author: George Conger

Source: Religious Intelligence

INTERFAITH dialogue is a worthwhile investment in the war against Islamist terrorism, the Bishop of St Albans has said.

Speaking in response to the Prime Minister’s national security speech to the House of Commons, Bishop Christopher Herbert told the House of Lords the government would benefit from the experiences of the church’s interfaith dialogue.

A former chairman of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), Bishop Herbert said: “The amount of support that national bodies that have been working in this area for so long have received from the Government is so tiny as to make little effect. I very much hope that as the Government try to move forward they will have serious conversations with those bodies,” asking them ‘How do we learn from what you are doing?’