MCS Convener signs Book of Condolence
Convener of MCS Dr Javed Gill, today visited the Glasgow City Chambers to sign the Book of Condolence and leave a message to the victims of the Clutha helicopter crash. Speaking after the occasion Dr Gill said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy and we stand together at this time of loss and pain".
MCB Responds to Extremism Task Force Proposals
05 Dec 2013
The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed the concern felt in many British Muslim communities following the Government's proposals for countering extremism in the wake of the tragic murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in May this year. This act was condemned forcefully and unreservedly by British Muslims.
This weekend, the Muslim Council of Britain's scheduled National Council meeting will discuss these proposals. And the MCB will invite the Government to present its case to the community. We do hope they will accept the invitation. Further information
MCS Meeting with Church of Scotland Moderator
Muslim Council of Scotland held a very productive meeting with the Church of Scotland at their offices in George St Edinburgh. The meeting included the Moderator of the Church of Scotland Rt Rev Lorna Hood and Dr Javed Gill convener of MCS with other members accompanying him.
This was the second meeting between the two religious bodies, and was called in the aftermath of the tragic bombing of the All Saints Church in Peshawar. Todays meeting addressed the violence in Pakistan and sought to explore ways to tackle issues there, particularly those stemming from the misuse of Blasphemy laws and continuing threat of terrorism.
The meeting also focused on building closer relations between both faith communities in Scotland through continuing dialogue and greater interfaith activities. It was agreed to meet again in the future to continue this positive dialogue.
Church of Scotland press release on meeting.
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