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Prime Minister supports 21 for 21 search for young interfaith leaders

02 May 2018


Theresa May leaves a church service in her constituency, on Sunday

Theresa May leaves a church service in her constituency, on Sunday

THE Prime Minister has backed the 21 for 21 campaign: the hunt for 21 young interfaith leaders initiated by the Church Times, Jewish News, British Muslim TV, and Coexist House (News, 27 April).

Theresa May said on Wednesday: “While religion is often used to draw dividing lines between us, the truth is that Jews, Christians, and Muslims share many values, principles and beliefs.

“By highlighting the work of 21 inspirational young people, this initiative will do much to break down artificial barriers between faiths, helping us to build stronger communities and showing the world that, when we all stand together, religion can be an important force for good.”

One of the 21 for 21 panel of judges is Jonathan Hellewell, special adviser on communities to the Prime Minister.

We are looking for seven people each of the Abrahamic faiths. To nominate someone aged 35 or under who you think has contributed significantly to interfaith understanding and harmony, go to: 21421.co.uk.

The closing date is 29 June.

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