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Muslim charities based in and around London will get the chance to meet the Charity Commission's Faith and Social Cohesion Unit (FSCU) on Tuesday 18 March. Commission staff will explain the work of the new team, and listen to views on how to develop its service and help charities perform as effectively as possible. The Charity Commission has established this dedicated service to provide support and expert advice to faith-based charities. The London meeting follows a similar event earlier this month in Birmingham and will provide advice on a number of key areas including: the implications of the Charities Act 2006 for faith-based charities, in particular for mosques and other Muslim charities; and the benefits of charity registration and the process involved. Expert Commission staff will also be on hand to answer delegates' questions on the day. At the event delegates will hear from Dame Suzi Leather, Chair of the Charity Commission; Rosie Chapman, Director of Policy and Effectiveness at the Charity Commission; Ghulam Rasool, Head of the Faith and Social Cohesion Unit; and Yousif Al-Khoei from the newly launched Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB). Representatives from the British Muslim Forum, Muslim College, and the Three Faiths Forum will also be invited to comment on the work of the new faith team.

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