At the last meeting of the Council of Imams and Rabbis held at East London mosque on Thursday 14th January 2013, it was unanimously decided to expand the remit of the Council to become the National Council of Imams and Rabbis. There is no other such an authoritative body in the country.
Senior imams and rabbis from major mosques and synagogues in Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham and Bradford will join their colleagues from London.
The proposal to make the Council national was first put to the imams and rabbis at their meeting on May 2012. Since then we have been in negotiations with various mosques and synagogues.
At the Trustees meeting held on Monday 28th January at the House of Lords, the trustees welcomed this expansion of the foundationís original and trail blazing initiative and advised that the National Council of Imams and Rabbis should be registered as a working name of the foundation with the Charity Commission.