Building good relations between people of different faiths is an important activity of religious organisations. Christians and Muslims groups under the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury have been meeting over the past five years. The aim was to encourage and support Muslims and Christians to live and work together creatively and harmoniously in our plural society.
The forum was officially launched at the end of January by the Prime Minster. Its main task is to explore ways in which these two great faiths can contribute together for the greater good of the whole community. At the launch ceremony the Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams said, ‘I am confident that the forum will make a vital contribution to the flourishing of our communities. The secretary of the Muslim council of Britain said, ‘ Our spiritual values encourage us to participate in society constructively for the common good of all the people’. This is an exciting development for Christian Muslim relations.