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Thank You to the Jewish Community

Thank you to members of the Manchester Jewish community for inviting us to speak about the work we do at their Seder service on Sat 16th April.

The story of Prophet Moses and the freedom of the Israelites from Pharoah is one of the significant stories mentioned in the Quran and one that all three faiths, (Islam, Christianity and Judaism), share.

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Meeting with Katy Wood from Manchester City Council

We met with Katy Wood from the Asylum, Refugee and Migration Service of Manchester City Council on 4 April. We talked about some of the local approaches to the integration of Syrian refugees and what sort of coordination we can achieve to link both of our efforts.

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Meeting with UK Islamic Mission

We met with Sekandar Merza, Chairman of the UK Islamic Mission, on 29 April. This was a meeting of introduction and to seek means of cooperation to help with the resettlement of Syrian refugees to be active in their society. We are very grateful to Sekandar for his time and look forward to working further with UKIM.

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Meeting with Julie Ward MEP

We met with Julie Ward MEP on 25 March to discuss issues pertaining to Syria. Given Julie's passion for refugees, we spent a considerable amount of time discussing the UK's vulnerable persons relocation scheme and identifying ways to push and challenge the implementation of the scheme.

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Meeting with Refugee Resettlement Team

We met with Gillian Preece and Gideon Winward from the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme on 24 March. We introduced to them the work of Rethink Rebuild Society in helping Syrian refugees and some of the primary obstacles that we have faced in our work.

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