Policy Paper on the Training of Religious Leaders in the UK
A Policy Paper on seminary education and the training of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders in the UK.
The Policy Paper is based on research conducted by Michael Mumisa and Edward Kessler. At the heart of the Paper's findings lies a clear message that each of the Abrahamic Faith groups is failing to prepare future leaders in the field of interfaith education. The Paper makes a series of recommendations on the training of religious leaders in the UK, including minimum levels of knowledge.
Edward Kessler said that "this issue requires urgent attention and the need for reform must be impressed upon each of the three religious communities. All ministers of religion – imams, priests, rabbis and other religious leaders – need to receive a training that is relevant for today’s multi-cultural and multi-faith Britain".