Champions

3FF Champions are individuals who have made a commitment to support and promote the 3FF cause of good intercultural relations. Hover over the images to find out more about our Champions and their reasons for getting involved.

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP is the former Attorney General for England and Wales, Advocate General for Northern Ireland and current Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield.

"Religion is one of society’s buttresses. Overwhelmingly it is a force for good. It brings purpose and hope to many; it encourages companionship and brotherhood; it encourages intellectual pursuits and it has been a stimulant to artistic expressions that have enriched cultures throughout the world.

But there are dangers. History has taught us that religion can be captured and used to create fear and resentment. Wars have been conducted in its name, martyrs are known to all creeds, and many innocent people have died caught in the cross fire of fanaticism and intolerance.

Organisations such as 3FF work hard to combat this evil so as to create the conditions where people of different faiths and beliefs can explore their common humanity and reach a greater level of understanding and acceptance of different views. Society is freer and more tolerant where people of different religions can spontaneously meet, learn from each other and enjoy their shared spirituality.

I am proud to be counted as one of 3FF’s champions because I believe societies are stronger and richer where religious diversity is seen to be a force for good and not suspicion."

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
"I am proud to be counted as one of 3FF’s champions because I believe societies are stronger and richer where diversity is seen to be a force for good."
HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan

HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan has a BA Hons in History from Oxford University and an LL.M. in Public International Law from The London School of Economics. HRH is a non-practising Barrister, she was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1998. She subsequently gained experience working for UN agencies in Geneva and New York.

HRH has worked with a number of initiatives to further interfaith and cross cultural understanding, as well as projects to promote human rights in general and, more specifically, the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

Princess Badiya is also involved with various charities and programmes that work to support young people and women. HRH's UK commitments include her role as Founder Chairman of Mosaic, Patron of Developments in Literacy (DIL) - UK, Patron of Youth Action, Patron of InspirEngage, Patron of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Patron of Curriculum for Cohesion and a Prince’s Trust Ambassador.

Princess Badiya is regularly invited to give lectures on Islam, interfaith relations, human rights and related issues.

HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan
HRH has worked with a number of initiatives to further interfaith and cross cultural understanding and projects to promote human rights.
Trevor Phillips OBE

Trevor Phillips is a writer and television producer. The founder chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, he is currently the Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Equality Standard.

Trevor retains an active interest in the arts and music, and serves as as a board member of the Social Mobility Foundation, and of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion. He is an Associate of the non-partisan UK think-tank Demos; a Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute (Washington DC); a Director of the New York-based Centre for Talent Innovation; and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.

He is the recipient of several honorary doctorates, the OBE and is a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.

"I tend to go with the words of Sir Isaiah Berlin, who wrote that one of the great modern challenges is how we can live together "graciously". In a world where more people of different backgrounds are colliding with each other more frequently than at any time in history, treating people who seem different becomes more difficult, so models of gracious and generous behaviour are increasingly precious. The programmes of 3FF seem to me to be dedicated to providing such models, so anything I can do to support and promote the cause I will regard as a contribution to meeting the philosopher's challenge.

Trevor Phillips OBE
"In a world where more people of different backgrounds are colliding with each other more frequently than at any time in history, treating people who seem different becomes more difficult, so models of gracious and generous behaviour are increasingly precious."
Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP

Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP is Member of Parliament for East Ham and the Shadow Minister for Employment. He is also Labour Party Faith Envoy and Chair of Christians on the Left.

"When I was growing up, the general assumption seemed to be that faith was dying out. The reality has turned out to be different. The commitment in recent years of people of non-Christian faiths in Britain to speak about what they believe has encouraged wider openness about faith. That helps all of us.

The values shared by people of distinct faiths – responsibility, solidarity, patience, compassion truthfulness – provide a sound basis for working together. I have seen that in my East London constituency, for example through the work of London Citizens. It brings together people committed to the faiths 3FF works with, and trade unions and other community organisations too.

Cooperation around values instilled by faith is one of the best opportunities we have for renewing our communities and our society. 3FF can play a crucial role in brokering the connections and building the networks which will make co-operation possible."

Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP
"3FF can play a crucial role in brokering the connections and building the networks which make co-operation between communities possible."
Shabir Randeree CBE

Shabir Randeree is Chairman of the DCD Group, an investment company with 30 years of experience in Real Estate, Venture Capital, Banking and Finance. He was awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2013 for his services to business, education and philanthropic support of charitable causes.

"Good relations between people of different faiths and beliefs begin with us being good neighbours, first and foremost. If we do not respect and understand each other, our society will gradually fragment and fall into total disrepair.

Between the media, historic prejudices and inertia, changing negative perceptions and misunderstandings is our biggest challenge to build a cohesive society. 3FF have consistently encouraged dialogue and mutual interaction between various faiths. 

I have been sponsoring and promoting 3FF over the past 5 years. My principal contribution is to bring along representatives from my community and expose especially business leaders to the dialogue facilitated by 3FF. No amount of time dedicated towards facilitating more dialogue is ever enough, and I am pleased to make a modest contribution to this cause by working with 3FF."

Shabir Randeree CBE
"No amount of time dedicated towards facilitating more dialogue is ever enough, and I am pleased to make a modest contribution to this cause by working with 3FF."
Prem Goyal OBE JP

Prem Goyal OBE JP has a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MS from Clarkson University and an MBA from UCLA. He is the founder of CEO of Global Markets Consultants, a management consultancy firm based in London, New York and Tokyo.

Prem serves as a Trustee or Patron for over 25 charities and dedicates significant amount of his time towards community work; organising and sponsoring events that bring all sectors of the community together.

He is an advocate of equality, diversity and inclusion at the top.

In 2013, Prem was awarded an OBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the economy and promoting charitable giving.

Prem Goyal OBE JP
Prem Goyal is is an advocate of equality, diversity and inclusion, and was awarded an OBE for his services to the economy and promoting charitable giving.
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