Interfaith Week Tackles Tensions

November 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

The first interfaith week is being held in England, to strengthen relations and awareness.

The government - which is supporting the event - said it hoped religious communities could help tackle problems such as the environment and parenting.

Communities Secretary John Denham said the co-operation of faith groups played an important role in reducing tensions amid provocation by extremist groups.

Events will include football matches that could pitch vicars against imams.

A wide range of activities will bring together people from the main religions in England between 15 and 21 November.