Colin Crorkin The Gambia's new Ambassador visits MBG in Marlborough

Guy-Loosmore--Colin-CrokinMBG was privileged to receive a visit from the HM's new Ambassador to The Gambia on Friday 21 March for him to receive a briefing about the background to our partnership with Gunjur and our current work there.

It was also an opportunity for him to meet representatives of Afikaya based in Pewsey who are working in teacher training in the Gambia and a school partnership between a primary school in North London and a community on the North Bank in The Gambia.

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Gunjur Diary February 2014 - by Anna Quarendon, MBG Chair

1As I left the office to go away for ten days, the usual questions of "Where are you going?" and "How long are you away for?" were followed up with the equally familiar "And what do you actually DO when you're there?" And so on this, my fourth visit to The Gambia, I thought I would tell those of you who are interested, how my time there was spent. Though each visit shares similarities, each one is different; what you are doing, why you are doing it, who you are doing it with.

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Gambia Affairs' Interview with Dr Chris Hewer

Dr Chris Hewer gives an insightful interview on religion to Gambia Affairs' journalist Sainey Darboe on Christian-Muslim relations.

"Education of the head and of the heart is certainly a key element inpromoting a culture of religious tolerance. People need to be exposed to true followers of both faiths, which is why groups like the Marlborough-Gunjur exchange projects in Britain and The Gambia are crucial contributors. It was common in the 20th century in many parts of Africa that Christians and Muslims lived together as members of the same family and shared the same villages..."

Read Dr Hewer's interview in full Religion - Interview with Dr Chris Hewer - Gambia Affairs.