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Love, Faith and Hate: leading communities in a diverse society.

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Love, Faith and Hate: leading communities in a diverse society


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This event will explore how we encourage co-operation between communities, especially given the rise of xenophobia and ‘hate crime’ following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the racial tensions created in the US since Donald Trump has become President.


How do we lead our communities in such situations and encourage and flourish in a diverse society?
How do our shared religious and cultural values help us deal with such tensions?


After an opportunity to meet over drinks and food, a panel of leaders and teachers from a range of faith community backgrounds will introduce the topic and offer their reflections. This will be followed by a Q&A session with questions from the audience.

Panelists include:


Dr Rami Ranger CBE

Rami is a founder of the British Sikh Association and a patron of The Princes Trust. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded his own marketing and distribution company, Sun Mark Ltd, which has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise five times. He was awarded a CBE in 2016.


Krish Raval

Krish is Director of the Senior Faith Leadership Programme in Cambridge, where faith leaders (Jewish, Muslim and Christian) are trained in leadership skills together. He has a particular focus on leadership development, conflict resolution and change management.


Dr Zafar Iqbal

Zafar is Senior Policy Officer at Woking Borough Council, leading the Council’s community engagement strategy. He has set up a number of highly successful community organisations relating to education, inter-faith and business development in both the UK and Pakistan.


Mrs Ossie Anderson-Peled

Ossie is a member of the Maidenhead Reform Synagogue who lives in Wokingham.


John Kendall (Panel Chair)

John is an analyst who has worked on engagement projects for a major UK Government department. He has seen at first-hand the aftermath of inter-religious conflict as a peacekeeper in Bosnia.

We are in the process of confirming other speakers – this will be announced shortly.

Who is the event for?

This is aimed at leaders from all faith communities, including local community leaders and representatives, those working in community development and education and anyone interested in understanding inter-faith and community relations and how they can be developed.

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For more information contact:

The Reverend Canon David Hodgson, Rector of All Saints Church Wokingham on david@allsaintswokingham.org.uk or phone 07860 636110

Ashwani Gupta, Social Inclusion Officer, Wokingham Borough Council, Ashwani.gupta@wokingham.gov.uk or phone 07825195503

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