Inter Faith Network
As readers will know, the Inter Faith Network was set to close on Thursday after the Government decided not to fund it. Communities Secretary Michael Gove had said that he was “minded to withdraw” funding after the appointment of Hassan Joudi, a former deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, as a trustee on the grounds that the Government refuses to engage with the Muslim Council as a matter of principle. The decision was confirmed by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on Thursday.
In answer to an Urgent Question in the Commons, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities remained unmoved, suggesting that it seek alternative sources of funding: