Event launched in support of the Chinese Uyghur Muslims
16 January 2020
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The Board of Deputies has announced an event in partnership with the World Uyghur Congress, to ask how communities can unite to protect the Uyghur Muslim minority from persecution in China.

The event will take place in the House of Commons on Thursday 30th January 2020, sponsored by Dr Lisa Cameron MP. Speakers include Government Advisor on Islamophobia Imam Qari Asim, Senior Rabbi of Reform Judaism Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, and Rahima Mahmut from the World Uyghur Congress. The event will be chaired by Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron.

Board of Deputies Vice President Edwin Shuker, who will also speak at the event, said: “Interfaith cooperation is extremely important in the struggle against the oppression and persecution faced by the Uyghur people in China. Because of our history, British Jews will refuse to turn a blind eye to the persecution of an entire community, anywhere.”

Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress, said: “I would like to thank the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Rabbi Laura-Janner Klausner and Imam Qari Asim for pushing forward with this event against the oppression and persecution faced by the Uyghur people in China. In this time of grave crisis, it is essential to build a stronger cooperation between different groups. Uyghurs need global support from all human beings.”

Full details of the event below:

Time: Doors open 6:15pm, event starts 6:30PM

Date: Thursday 30th January 2020

Venue: Grimond Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London SW1A 2LW