The Faith & Public Policy Forum has been very involved in helping to organise and develop the CitizensUK General Election Assembly which all three party leaders will attend today.
Luke Bretherton will be one of those questioning the party leaders about their response to the CitizensUK manifesto before 2500 representatives of CitizensUK membership institutions at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster.
For further information about the event and the 'citizens manifesto' see:
The event represents a fascinating example of inter-faith relations as a civic practice.
In what will prove to be a very different kind of political event for most of the media attending, the centrality of faith traditions in securing democratic citizenship will be marked by two things: combined singing from a Gospel Choir, Jewish Cantors and Islamic Nasheeds, and a joint reading from the Book of Nehemiah (5:1-13) by First Lady Millicent Brown, New Testament Church of God; Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, MBE, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain; Lieutenant Colonel Joan Parker, Joint Head of the London Division of the Salvation Army; Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, New North London Synagogue, Assembly of Masorti Synagogues; and The Right Revd Bishop Thomas McMahon, RC Bishop of Brentwood.
It will be interesting to see how the media interpret the event!