Inter Faith Network Closure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 11:13 am ar 22 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Ceidwadwyr, Chipping Barnet 11:13, 22 Chwefror 2024

I was contacted last year by my constituent Esmond Rosen of the Barnet Multi Faith Forum, who expressed concern about the imminent withdrawal of funding from the IFN. As we have heard, it looked in July as if the problem was resolved —at least for the financial year—so it is regrettable that we are in this position. I completely understand the importance of not engaging with organisations that have hard-line views, but surely we can find some compromise to keep the IFN in business, because it does incredibly valuable work to foster respect and mutual understanding between different faith groups.