Here’s something positive:
This week, the New York-based United Methodist Committee on Relief and the United Kingdom-based Muslim Aid “signed an agreement”:http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.2805909/k.3EFB/UMCOR_and_Muslim_AID_Partnership.htm to work together in providing relief to war-torn and disaster-hit regions.
The agreement, signed at the House of Commons in London, could steer $15 million in combined aid to places that really need it.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our partnership with UMCOR reaches out beyond our own religious communities to benefit people in need, no matter what their religious faith,Ã¢â‚¬? says Farooq Murad, chairman of Muslim Aid. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Muslim Aid and UMCOR have already proven that we can work together and will continue to work to establish healthy, open communities where trust and faith can flourish.Ã¢â‚¬?
The two relief agencies worked together in Sri Lanka after the tsunami of 2004.