Religions Unite for Conference

February 11, 2007

Source: Asian Image

The European Council of Religious Leaders, tackles the topic of Muslims and terror in Birmingham in its first UK conference.

The ECRL event 'Muslims in Britain' takes place at Birmingham's Sikh temple, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, and Soho Road's Civic Centre.

With sessions entitled 'Terror and Fear' and 'Muslims in Britain - what's the problem?', the event will engage with the key challenges facing British Muslims, particularly after today's charges of five Muslims following last week's events.

Bishop Gunnar Stålsett, moderator of ECRL, hopes the gathering will generate more vocal support for Muslims from non-Muslim faith leaders: 'When Islam is invoked by terrorists to justify their destructive ways, there is at the same time a louder calling for non-Muslim leaders to speak up for a faith they know to have non-violence and compassion at its heart.