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21 faith leaders for the 21st century – #Interfaith21

Jewish News, British Muslim TV, The Church Times and Coexist House have joined forces to celebrate 21 young leaders who champion dialogue and break down barriers 

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

Young Christians, Muslims and Jews at the forefront of interfaith cooperation in the UK are honoured today in a unique collaboration between media outlets from the three faiths.

British Muslim TV, Church Times and Jewish News, together with Coexist House, joined forces for the 21 for 21 project to identify inspiring individuals aged under 40 who are increasing dialogue and breaking down barriers – particularly as volunteers but also in their working lives.

After receiving around 100 nominations, our expert panel of judges representing the various strands of each of the Abrahamic faiths selected our list of 21 – seven from each faith – that we publish today across the three outlets, alongside a group of ‘highly commended’ nominees. They include a Hip Hop artist, radio presenter, community cafe owner and a Muslim Hebrew teacher.

It is believed this is the first time media outlets from different faiths have cooperated in such a way anywhere in the world. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said: “At a time of concerns about antisemitism and Islamophobia, this initiative between media outlets of different faiths is more important than ever.

Despite the challenges, we have much to be proud of when it comes to the depth and breadth of interfaith cooperation in this country.  It is right we should celebrate those leading the way now and in the future.”

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The launch of the list – supported by the Faith and Belief Forum – coincides with national Interfaith Week and 70th birthday of Prince Charles, who has made community relations a priority and vowed to be defender of faith.

“The number 21 was chosen because relations between our communities remains a key challenge for this century,” said a spokesman for the project. “Those on our list – and many of the others nominated – are truly leaders for the 21st century.

“The narrative of faiths in constant conflict is all too dominant today – often perpetuated by the media – but our three outlets are proud to shine a light on the young people working daily to further so many positive interactions taking place in the UK. 21 for 21 will bring their efforts to the attention of more people in all three communities as well as in the wider country.”

Chair of the judges, Andrew Gilbert, said: “Organising the process was an honour and a challenge and it was no easy task to select the final list. Their contribution to interfaith work is a vital aspect of our society and it would be good to create meeting points for them and the other nominees to work together in future.”

Sir Bernard Rix, Chair of Trustees at Coexist House, added: “The nurturing of young talent in the field of interfaith understanding is crucial to the well-being of our communities  – especially at this critical time in our nation’s history. Coexist House, as a founder partner in the 21 4 21 project, is proud to support these pioneering individuals as they help to transform the role of religion in the UK.”

 

Our trailblazing 21 faith figures: Muslims

Arzoo Ahmed 

Arzoo Ahmed

Arzoo is dedicated to promoting synergy between religion and science that extends far beyond her immediate faith community. She is the director of the Centre for Islam and Medicine, an interdisciplinary bioethics centre that undertakes research, education and policy engagement around themes at the intersection of healthcare, technology, ethics and faith. A former chair of the Young Muslim Advisory Group, Arzoo participated in the 2018 Senior Faith Leadership Programme, and has previously worked with disadvantaged young people on interfaith projects in the UK and South Africa.

The 32-year-old Oxford graduate also manages the publication of Al-Muhaddithat, a 40-volume encyclopaedia on the history of Muslim female scholarship. Praised by Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, Senior Rabbi at Golders Green Synagogue, as a “highly capable thinker and leader”, Arzoo’s academic credentials include an MPhil in Medieval Arabic Thought and she is currently undertaking an MA in Philosophy at King’s College London. Her research interests include the soul, epistemology, ethics and gender studies. Arzoo has previously worked as a Research Associate at the Office for Public Management, completing projects for the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Support and London Creative Labs.

Mohammed Yahya

Mohammed Yahya

Mohammed is a hip-hop artist who uses his music, poetry and spoken word to promote peace and interfaith dialogue. The 37-year-old has formerly partnered with MC/poet Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein to demonstrate Jewish-Muslim collaboration in music and teach young people about expressing themselves.

He has also partnered with West London Synagogue in its Peace by Piece programme as interfaith programming officer, bringing Muslim and Jewish teenagers together over the past seven years.

The programme encourages interfaith learning, supports local vulnerable communities and showcases emerging artists through a busy programme of regular events. These include teaming up with Feeding Folk to deliver meals to London’s street homeless every month, hosting four annual art and culture showcase events, and a lecture and discussion series on issues of identity.

Highlighted by Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, community educator at the Movement for Reform Judaism, for his “unique skills and talents”, Mohammed continues to help people across faith divides to have difficult, but important, conversations together instead of remaining in silos. Outside of interfaith work,
Mohammed continues to establish his career as a hip-hop artist
with his group, Native Sun.

Councillor Hashim Bhatti 

Councillor Hashim Bhatti

Alongside running his own technology and property business, Hashim was elected in 2015 as the first British-Pakistani Conservative Councillor for Clewer North in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Distinguished by Aya Bdaiwi, communication and project manager at the Faiths Forum for London, as a “change-maker and exceptional leader”, the 29-year-old also chairs the youth wing of the Conservative Muslim Forum and is a member of the US Embassy’s flagship Young Leaders programme.

A former parliamentary researcher for Lord Sheikh, Hashim recently hosted an interfaith afternoon tea for 20 young activists in the House of Lords to discuss opportunities for collaboration. He also hosts an annual Eid-ul-Adha reception in Parliament to educate MPs about Islam, and currently sits on the regional board of Tell MAMA. In addition, Hashim has spoken at the Buddhist Vihara temple on interfaith and mentored students through the Three Faiths Forum.

His numerous accolades include JCI naming him as one of the UK’s 10 outstanding young leaders, and being a ‘Young Councillor of the Year’ finalist at the 2017 Local Government Awards.

Aqeelah Malek

Aqeelah Malek

As programme officer of ParliaMentors at the Faith & Belief Forum, Aqeelah provides students from diverse faith and belief backgrounds with leadership opportunities, access to MPs and assistance with shared social action projects. This year, she supported students at Queen Mary University to start an interfaith allotment funded by the Board of Deputies. Aqeelah has also spoken in Parliament about increasing diversity in Westminster and how leaders from different faiths can work together.

While studying at the University of Nottingham, the 25-year-old was interfaith officer for the Islamic Society, where she organised a large interfaith dinner, campaigned for halal and kosher provision on campus, and ran a project with other faith groups to reduce hate crime. Aqeelah also participated in the annual Jewish-Muslim roundtable held at Ammerdown, offering a student perspective on issues affecting Muslim and Jewish communities the UK.

She is currently working with non-governmental organisation New Horizons In British Islam, on issues facing Muslim communities. Always respectful and understanding, Aqeelah’s “light-hearted and friendly demeanour”, in the words of Councillor Hashim Bhatti, makes her a highly-approachable individual.

Rubab Mehdi Rizvi

Rubab Mehdi Rizvi

A human rights barrister and interfaith activist, Rubab organised her first multifaith conference in Pakistan aged just 13, an event sponsored by the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. The 38-year-old has continued to speak out on Christian rights in Pakistan ever since, both publicly and behind the scenes, including successfully appealing against the treatment of Asia Bibi,
a Pakistani Christian woman convicted of blasphemy by a Pakistani court.

Rubab also chairs the International Imam Hussain Council, a Pakistan-based charity promoting interfaith understanding, and is a fervent advocate for the rights
of religious minorities and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

A former European spokesperson for the Pakistan Ministry of Human Rights, she remains a highly-respected and popular figure in the Pakistan-Christian community. Celebrated as “dynamic and inspirational” by Julian Bond, a freelance interfaith activist who nominated her, Rubab also runs an annual awards event in the House of Lords recognising the achievements of women of faith.

Always courageous in speaking out on sensitive issues, Rubab has played a critical role in securing a place for women in settings dominated by men.

Asmaa Ali  

Asmaa Ali

Asmaa is an educator and community volunteer for the Somali Bravanese community who also works on interfaith projects with Finchley Reform Synagogue. A refugee who emigrated to the UK after fleeing the Somali civil war, Asmaa now devotes her time to running homework and women’s literacy clubs in Barnet, offering more than 150 families educational and social support.

The 37-year-old also regularly visits mainstream schools with Rabbi Miriam Berger, of Finchley Reform Synagogue, to teach the similarities between Judaism and Islam.

She frequently speaks out against Islamophobia, and led efforts to raise
£1.1 million to rebuild the Somalia Bravanese Welfare Association’s community hall following an arson attack in 2013.

Asmaa’s efforts were recognised by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015, when he presented her with a Point of Light Award. The award recognises outstanding individuals and groups who are making impactful change in their communities. Described by Rabbi Berger as a “most inspiring role model”, Asmaa is a fervent believer that there is much more that unites than divides us.

Mohammed Ryad Khodabocus 

Mohammed Ryad Khodabocus

Ryad has more than 10 years’ experience working on interfaith and community develop-ment in Luton and Bedfordshire. He is currently community relationship development officer for Luton Council of Faiths (LCoF), an organisation committed to promoting tolerance, respect and mutual understanding among people of all faiths and cultures.

Applauded by David Jonathan, director of LCoF, as “exceptionally gifted with imagination, creativity and entrepreneurship”, the 37-year-old has pioneered numerous community interfaith projects, often combining ethics with sports and science to build bridges in one of the most challenging, diverse towns in the country. For example, for the past eight years, Ryad has run an annual Peace Walk with a year of activities culminating in International Peace Day. Notably, Ryad’s ‘Making Luton a Fairtrade Town’ campaign, which promoted fair trade products across faiths, successfully resulted in Luton becoming a Fairtrade Town in 2011 and receiving an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Fairtrade Foundation UK in 2012.

Ryad’s numerous accolades include being nominated Citizen of the Year at Luton’s Best Awards and becoming an Honorary Friend of the Luton Polish Community.

Our trailblazing 21 faith figures:  Jews 

Ben Reiff

Ben Reiff

Distinguished by Canon James Walters, director of the London School of Economics’ Faith Centre, as a “truly outstanding leader”, Ben has successfully implemented his vision for improved interfaith dialogue at the LSE.

While juggling a BSc in international relations and history, the 21-year-old founded pioneering student group, Voices of Israel-Palestine. The society exposes students to the plurality of experiences within the region by screening documentary films and inviting Israeli and Palestinian activists, academics, politicians and journalists to offer their unique perspectives. Speakers have included Palestinian Ambassador Manuel Hassassian and Deputy Israeli Ambassador Sharon Bar-li.

Under Ben’s watch, the society has flourished and become a blueprint for discourse on other campuses. His commitment to peace and interfaith work began during his gap year, when for three months he coached football in a school in Karmiel, northern Israel, for Jews, Muslims and Christians, and volunteered as a young mentor for RSY Netzer. He has also been heavily involved in the pro-peace organisation Yachad.

Ben is committed to the long-term sustainability of the society and is currently supporting a new cohort of students to grow its impact next year.

Anna Dyson

Anna Dyson

Anna is the founder and director of ToastLoveCoffee, an innovative community café located in the diverse community of Harehills, Leeds. Working with Anita,
a Christian Albanian asylum seeker she helped release from detention, Anna opened the ’pay as much as you feel’ café in 2014.

As part of The Real Junk Food Network, the café intercepts food destined for landfill and relies on food donations to avoid waste. In return for coffee, toast and other treats, customers offer their money, time or
a skill to help nurture the growing multifaith community.

The café operates as both a community centre and a safe space rooted in the Jewish values of social action and tikkun olam. Highlighted by Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, community educator at the Movement for Reform Judaism, for her “determined and creative” nature, the 39-year-old has previously organised an event at Leeds University called Many Voices to foster safe discussions around Israel and Palestine. Anna is also a trustee at Together For Peace, which supports a wide range of interfaith projects in the region, and previously worked as a northern fieldworker for RSY-Netzer.

Rabbi Miriam Berger

Rabbi Miriam Berger

Rabbi Miriam is Principal Rabbi of Finchley Reform Synagogue (FRS) and has led numerous cross-communal initiatives between Christians, Jews and Muslims. Most notably, when the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association (SBWA) lost their community centre to an arson attack in June 2013, Miriam, working with Charlotte Fischer from London Citizens, laid the groundwork that enabled Ramadan prayers
to take place at FRS.

This hospitality has continued for five years, whilst the SBWA has struggled to find a new home, bringing hundreds of volunteers from both communities together each night during Ramadan to provide a warm welcome to worshippers.

Epitomised by Sadiq Khan as the “coolest rabbi” he has ever met, the 39-year-old has also initiated the use of FRS as a homeless shelter in a rota with Barnet churches, and is currently lobbying for a pedestrian crossing to improve local road safety for school children. Miriam also campaigns for better mental health services in Barnet, especially for young people with eating disorders, and has recently established FRS as a ‘Community That Cares’ about isolation and loneliness.

Philip Rosenberg

Philip Rosenberg

Philip plays a leading role in formulating policy and advocating for interfaith dialogue as the director of public affairs at the Board of Deputies (BoD). Praised by Marie van der Zyl, BoD president as a “tremendous asset” for his knowledge of practical theology and interfaith politics, the 32-year-old offers strategic guidance while working on special projects with Downing Street and Lambeth Palace.

Philip also represents the BoD at regular meetings between the Church of Scotland and the Jewish community, and is co-chair of Camden Council’s Faith Leader’s Forum. The group tackles hate crime and extremism by supporting faith infrastructure, promoting faith-based social action and celebrating the contribution of faith to Camden.

Philip has also worked as director of Faiths Forum for London, in which he organised a youth conference with the Mayor of London and faith leaders following the London riots, and hosted a multifaith solidarity event after the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

He also spearheaded the creation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews, which has campaigned successfully on religious freedom and Holocaust restitution.

Hannah Kaufman

Hannah Kaufman

As president of the Jewish Society at the London School of Economics (LSE) and student leader for the Council of Christians and Jews, Hannah has transformed the national conversation around the role of interfaith in challenging antisemitism on campus. Notably, this included proposing a motion at the national Union of Jewish Students (UJS) Conference to promote interfaith on campus, which passed unanimously.

The 21-year-old has also met with Lord Bourne, Minister of Faith, to discuss interfaith relations and has examined the government’s integration strategy with Theresa May’s faith adviser.

Last summer, she was personally selected by the US State Department for the International Visitors Leadership Program, a prestigious programme for current and emerging international leaders whose alumni include the current Prime Minister along with former leaders Gordon Brown and Tony Blair.

Hannah’s tailored programme included meetings with various interfaith and communal organisations, such as the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, one of the largest mosques in the United States.

She was pplauded as a “driven and principled campaigner for inclusion and tolerance” by Katherine Crew, campus leadership manager at the Council of Christians and Jews, and her accolades include an Interfaith Event Award from UJS and an LSE Student Union Lifetime Membership Award.

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers

Rabbi Debbie is currently the community educator at the Movement for Reform Judaism. Known for her “humour and hospitality”, according to Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi at the Movement for Reform Judaism, and with 20 years’ experience working in interfaith initiatives, the 38-year-old has become a trusted voice, passionate about understanding and celebrating differences.

She has previously served as the chair of the Young Leadership Council of the International Council of Christians and Jews, helped establish an interfaith course for trainee rabbis at Leo Baeck College, and contributed to numerous books on Jewish-Christian theology.

While working in her first rabbinic post at West London Synagogue, Debbie established the Peace by Piece Study Programme with An-nisa Supplementary School. The initiative brings together 16 Jews and Muslims for a year-long programme exploring faith and culture. Debbie also assists with the interfaith training of Christian Clergy at Queens Ecumenical Foundation, speaks at international conferences and teaches in colleges with All Faiths and None.

A respected broadcaster and writer, she has appeared on the Ask The Alim show on British Muslim TV and regularly contributes to Radio 2’s Pause For Thought.

Lauren Keiles

Lauren Keiles

Lauren organised one of the most successful interfaith weeks on any university campus as Leeds University Union’s faith representative. Hundreds of students were engaged across 13 events that included Speed Faithing, a talk by the Bereaved Circle Family Forum and a student-led Scriptural Reasoning event. An interfaith football match, yoga session and open mic night likewise proved popular.

Lauren also organised for the York Jewish community to have an interfaith cheder alongside their interfaith service, which was attended by the mayor.

The 22-year-old has also created a Facebook page called Faiths Together to promote positive faith stories, and organised an interfaith homeless food collection on Mitzvah Day. Lauren also visited Ghana last year on the Chief Rabbi’s Ben Azzai Programme, raising awareness in the community for how social responsibility is integral to Jewish identity.

Praised as a “complete powerhouse when it comes to making change” by Maya Skaarbrevik, student fieldworker at the Movement for Reform Judaism, Lauren has received numerous accolades, including the 2018 UJS Interfaith Project of the Year Award, the Emerging Jewish Leadership Award and the UJIA Joy Cohen Award for Outstanding Young Leadership by a Woman.

Our trailblazing 21 faith figures: Christians

Georgia May 

Georgia May

As programme director at the Rose Castle Foundation, Georgia is responsible for designing and leading residential programmes for peacemakers across the globe, including in the US, Oman, India and Nepal. Most notably, Georgia was instrumental in organising the Emerging Peacemakers Forum (EPF) in July.

The 10-day programme brought together 50 emerging leaders from the UK and across the Middle East, in partnership with Al-Azhar University in Egypt and Lambeth Palace. Hosted at Cambridge’s Churchill College, participants engaged in discussions around reconciliation, peacemaking and interfaith. Many of the participants shared and subsequently worked on practical cross-border projects, supported by the 24-year-old Durham graduate and her team.

Praised by fellow EPF participant Hamzah Zahid as a “paragon among interfaith practitioners”, Georgia also co-ordinates the Scriptural Reasoning programme for the Cambridge University Interfaith Programme, working in schools, universities, hospitals and neighbourhoods to foster unity between Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities. Georgia also supports the Senior Faith Leadership Programme each year at Windsor Castle, where she co-ordinates the Scriptural reasoning element.

Rob Thompson  

Rob Thompson

Making Britain a safer, more cohesive and values-based nation for people of all faiths is Rob’s motivation. The 26-year-old works tirelessly to co-ordinate faith-based responses to extremist and populist threats in his role as senior programme manager at the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ).

A Methodist local preacher and dedicated interfaith activist, Rob delivers the only Holocaust education programme for Christian clergy in the UK. This includes producing resources, organising conferences and events, and coordinating work in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Association of Jewish Refugees. Rob leads annual seminars at Yad Vashem and maintains an alumni network in the UK for church leaders addressing historic antisemitism in the beliefs and practices of the church, while equipping clergy to become Holocaust educators. He also helps prevent the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from causing tensions in British communities by promoting inter-religious engagement and co-leading study tours to the region. According to CCJ director Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko, Rob’s “mature wisdom and gentle confidence” continues to inspire leaders and grassroots activists to overcome their differences.

Dr Kevin Gunan Shang

Dr Kevin Gunan Shang

As a Chinese Christian, Kevin uses his nuanced understanding of how different cultures interact to develop interfaith relations in Manchester. The 28-year-old has played a substantial role in uniting Christian and Muslim communities, implementing an activity called ‘Saturday Breakfast’ in Moss Side – one of Manchester’s most ethnically-segregated areas. The programme encouraged Christians and Muslims to develop understanding through dialogue in an informal setting.

Kevin is also a presenter on BBC Radio Manchester’s bilingual Eastern Horizon programme, inviting people of different faiths to share their
life stories. He is a participant on the Faith and Belief Forum’s ParliaMentors interfaith leadership programme, which has included conducting a social research project mentored by William Wragg MP. Kevin also volunteers at Alexandria Library on Bible translations (English, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish and Urdu), and helps children from Buddhist families develop their speech and language skills. Described by Tim Mortimer, programme manager at the Faith & Belief Forum, as a “super enthusiastic and kind person whose positive nature rubs off on everyone he’s around”, Kevin is highly respected for his interfaith work across Manchester.

Katherine Crew 

Katherine Crew

A recognised expert on student interfaith, Katherine currently works as campus leadership manager at the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ). Her passion for interfaith work began after witnessing tensions caused by misunderstandings between religions while studying at the University of Leeds.

Katherine subsequently became the interfaith coordinator for the Christian Union, where she mediated between faiths and restored relations, culminating in the creation of a Faith Fair run by eight religious societies. Since joining the CCJ in 2016, Katherine has designed and implemented a Campus Leadership Programme from scratch, developing interfaith networks on university campuses across the country. The programme this year reached 475 students, half of whom had never attended an interfaith event before. In words of one student: “Katherine was fantastic, open-minded and communicative. I couldn’t recommend her enough!” The 27-year-old also sits on the Faith Network’s Advisory Group for young people and the Church of England roundtable on combating antisemitism through chaplaincies. Outside of work, Katharine preaches in Methodist churches across Hertfordshire as part of her Local Preacher training.

Sharon Booth

Sharon Booth

Sharon founded Solutions Not Sides (SNS) in 2010 to tackle antisemitism, anti-Muslim hate and polarisation around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For more than eight years, Sharon has been working with young people from diverse backgrounds across Europe, highlighting the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and elevating the voices of Israelis and Palestinians working to challenge the status quo.

By tackling prejudices and misconceptions around the history of the conflict, SNS aims to shift attitudes away from supporting one side against the other, and towards seeking a solution for all those involved.

A fluent French and Arabic speaker who has studied ancient Hebrew, the thirty-eight-year-old has a master’s degree from King’s College, London in ‘Terrorism, Security and Society’, specialising in nationalism and religion.

She has also previously worked as a project officer at the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East.

Praised by Alexander Goldberg, Jewish Chaplain to the University of Surrey, as “unafraid” of any challenge with an “enormous vision”, Sharon’s quality programme engages with young people in the UK from all backgrounds to deliver meaningful progress towards peace.

Rev Heston Groenewald

Rev Heston Groenewald

Rev Heston sees interfaith work as a natural part of his role as vicar of All Hallows Church in Leeds. A “caring individual who opens his arms to all communities”, in the words of Near Neighbours Coordinator (West Yorkshire) Kaneez Khan, Heston opened a Syrian Kitchen in 2016 enabling local Syrians to spend the day at his church cooking a range of meals and sharing their culture with others.

Long-term friendships have been established between the Syrian community, the local church community and students who come to volunteer with the kitchen.

The 37-year-old also recently joined with Muslims and Jews to lead a counter demonstration against a far-right gathering in Leeds, in a public demonstration of unity. Heston also works in partnership with the student union at Leeds University to collect and donate items left behind by students at the end of the academic year. Last year, the community free shop supported a family whose house had burnt down by giving them essential items to help rebuild their home. Heston always leads by example and his cheerful, welcoming and generous personality is highly infectious.

Ruth Edmonds

Ruth Edmonds

Praised as an “energetic and capable” leader by the Revd Lindsay Meader, Associate Rector at St James’ Church, Piccadilly, Ruth has worked exceptionally hard to unite Christians and Muslims in central London.

Over the past two years, the 26-year-old pastoral assistant has helped develop an interfaith Iftar at St James’ in collaboration with City Circle, a group of liberally-minded Muslims. The Iftar meals involve hundreds of Muslims and Christians coming together during Ramadan to eat and listen to topical discussions, such as welcoming refugees and Islamophobia.

Previous speakers have included influential politicians such as Baroness Warsi, and this year Shaykh Haytham Tamim offered an Islamic perspective on hospitality.

In conjunction with a Muslim organisation, the Aziz Foundation, Ruth also coordinates a breakfast drop-in for refugees and those without recourse to public funds at the church every Saturday morning.

She has also created the Peace Feast in which young Christians and Muslims share a meal in St James’ and discuss topical questions around politics, family, faith and culture. Ruth continues to unite people across faith lines and last month began her ordination training to become an Anglican priest.

Roll of honour: our full List of Nominations:

Adeem Younis, Alex Gilmore, Allyson Zacharoff, Amina Khan,  Amir Eden,  Ana Có,  Anna Dyson, Anthony Silkoff,  Aqeelah Malek, Arben Ramkaj, Arzoo Ahmed, Asmaa Ali, Aya Bdaiwi, Ayad Marhoon, Ben Abram, Ben Reiff, Benjamin Shapiro, Charlotte Agran, Charly Burridge-Jones, Cllr Hashim Bhatti ,Daniel Heller, Daniel Rafaeli, Dawood Masood, Devora Khafi, Dr Daniel H Weiss, Dr Omar Taha, Ella Grodinski, Esty Bruck, Faeeza Vaid , Flora Nicholson, Georgia May, Gunan Shang, Hannah Kaufman, Hassan Vawda, Hirra Khan Adeogun, Ibrahim Yunus, Imran Sanaullah, Irfan Mohammed, Jessica Brandler, Jodeci Joseph, Jordanna Zetter, Josh Holt, Kamran Siddique, Kat Brealey, Katharine Crew, Lauren Keiles, Mamataj Begum, Medeia Cohan, Mirella Yandoli, Mohammad Ryad Khodabocus, Mohammad Shakir, Mohammed Ali Amla, Mohammed Amejee, Mohammed Yahya, Murshad Habib, Nadia Khan, Nadiya Takolia, Nathan Servi, Nikhwat Marawat, Nina Morris-Evans, Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Pavlos Efthymiou, Persephone Ishma Rizvi, Peter Juha¡sz, Philip McKinley, Philip Rosenberg, Qayum Mannan, Rabbi Benjy Rickman, Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, Rabbi Lea Muehlstein, Rabbi Miriam Berger, Rabbi Roni Tabick, Rachel Delia Benaim, Rev Heston Groenewald, Rob Thompson, Rubab Mehdi Rizvi, Ruth Edmonds, Saba Zaman, Saimma Dyer, Saleem Seedat, Salma Arif, Samra Kanwal, Sarah Levy,  Sarah Naghi, Shalah Akhtar, Sharon Booth, Shereen Williams MBE JP, Simi Ben Hur, Simon Rothstein, Simon Weill,  Guy Haroush,  Daniel Voignac  & Nathan Cavaglione, Sina Cohen, Umar Mahmood Qureshi, Zain Hussain, Zanib Mian

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