UK: Interfaith charity to close after government funding pulled

Interfaith charity to close

A British charity set up nearly 40 years ago to improve understanding between faith groups has confirmed its closure after the government cut off funding.

The Inter Faith Network (IFN) says its board members met on Thursday and confirmed it was beginning the process to close the charity, though staff would continue working until mid-April.

Last month, Communities Secretary Michael Gove said he was “minded to withdraw” government funding, worth around £150,000, for the IFN after the appointment of Hassan Joudi, a former deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), as a trustee.

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