It has been brought to our attention that the Charity Commission has opened an investigation into Canon Andrew White’s charity regarding the way finances have been used. He has been suspended from the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East. He is a Vice President of CMJ and we pray for the outcome of this. CEO, Alex Jacob, has issued the following statement.

CMJ UK is aware of the circumstances resulting in the current suspension of Canon Andrew White from his own charity work, while investigations are taking place. While it would be highly inappropriate for CMJ to comment on any specific issues regarding this situation, we want to say that we value greatly the commitment shown by Andrew to his very demanding ministry in Iraq and his on-going support for CMJ, as one of our three honorary vice-presidents.

We ask all CMJ supporters to pray for a speedy and just conclusion to these investigations.

Statement issued by Rev Alex Jacob- CEO CMJ UK,

This follows the statement issued by the Charity Commission released on Friday:

Government response: Charity Commission statement on Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 07:02 AM PDT

In response to a statement published on the website of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, The Charity Commission (‘the commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, can confirm that it opened a statutory inquiry into the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, registered charity number 1133576 on 9 June 2016. The commission cannot comment further on this live investigation at this time.

The commission’s policy on making public announcements regarding live cases and factors taken into account when deciding to issue a press release can be found on GOV.UK. It is the commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries are available on GOV.UK.

The charity’s details can be viewed on the commission’s online charity search tool.

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