Faiths to Unite for Radio Station

February 1, 2007

Author: Rebecca Cafe

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/6318075.stm

An online radio station run jointly by members of the Jewish and Muslim faiths has started broadcasting in Bristol.

Radio Salaam Shalom is the idea of two Rabbis, an Imam and members of the Jewish and Muslim communities.

The aim of the station is to establish stronger links and understanding between the two groups.

Station manager Kyle Hannan said the station was not solely about faith, but there would be discussions on religion if it was felt merited.

"If the presenters are interested in it, then it will be talked about," said Mr Hannan.

"The programmes are made from two specific religious groups but it is not a religious station - it's just a station which is made up of people from different cultural groups.