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£1m to support dialogue

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-06-29



A £1m donation to support the study of Muslim-Jewish relations has been given by the Stone Ashdown Trust.

Dr Richard Stone, who is chair of the Stone Ashdown Trust presented the donation to the Cambridge-based Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish relations (CMJR).

The contribution marks 20 years since the organisation was set up to engage in helping to develop dialogue between different races and faiths. 

Dr Stone is also founder and co-chair of Alif-Aleph UK, a group the works to promote dialogue between British Muslims and British Jews.

"This gift will enable us to tackle problems in our society created by intolerance and prejudice and also to fulfill our objective of building bridges between Muslims and Jews. This heralds a new and exciting stage in the development of the CMJR," said CMJR co-founders Dr Edward Kessler and Dr Amineh Ahmed-Hoti in a statement.