The late Sir Sigmund Sternberg KC*SG

A businessman who dedicated a great part of his life to serving the Jewish community and especially the cause of dialogue and interfaith relations across the globe.

  • Sir Sigmund was a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews,
  • Life President of the Movement for Reform Judaism,
  • Sole patron of the International Council of Christians and Jews,
  • Senior Advisor to the Community of Religious Leaders.

He was knighted in 1976, appointed a Papal Knight in 1985, with a Star awarded in 2010. He was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1998 for his interfaith work worldwide. His work for understanding and reconciliation between faith communities took him to every continent and brought him recognition from nineteen countries as well as the Vatican.


The late Sheikh Dr Mohamed Aboulkhair Zaki Badawi, KBE

An internationally known Islamic scholar, who died on 24 Dhu al-Hijjah 1426, 24th January 2006. He held academic posts and professorships in Egypt, Singapore, Malaysia, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

His achievements included:

  • Director and Chief Imam at London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre
  • Established the Muslim College in London
  • Chaired the Arabic Forum, the Islamic Religious Council and the National Council for the Welfare of Muslim Prisoners
  • Vice chairman of the World Congress of Faiths
  • Director/trustee of the Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism


Revd. Dr Marcus Braybrooke MA MPhil

An Anglican parish priest who has been involved in interfaith work for over forty years, and was Executive Director of the Council of Christians and Jews from 1984. He studied for a time in India and in Israel and is a Peace Councillor. He was awarded a Lambeth Doctorate in 2004.

  • President of the World Congress of Faiths
  • Patron of the International Interfaith Centre in Oxford

His publications include:

Pilgrimage of Hope, Faith and Interfaith in a Global Age, Time to Meet, How to Understand Judaism, What We Can Learn from Hinduism, Christian-Jewish Dialogue: the Next Steps, a Heart for the World: the Interfaith Alternative.


We would like to acknowledge the work of the late Sidney Shipton OBE who was Coordinator of the Three Faiths Forum between 1997 and 2008.

Founders, Trustees and Patrons


The late Sir Sigmund Sternberg KC*SG
The late Sheikh Dr Mohamed Aboulkhair Zaki Badawi, KBE
Revd Dr Marcus Braybrooke MA MPhil


Mr Michael Sternberg QC FRSA KFO  (Chair of Trustees)
Mohsin Baluch (Treasurer)
Ms Farmida Bi MA (Cantab) Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Mr Dilwar Hussain
Ms Barbara Mills
Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE
Mr Noam Tamir
Ms Hannah Wallace


HE Cardinal Arinze
The Rt Hon John Bercow MP
Professor David Ford
His Royal Highness The Duke Of Bragança
Lord Hameed of Hampstead CBE DL
The Rt. Hon Baroness Hayman, PC GBE
The Bishop of London
Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet
Prof Dr Klaus Schwab KCMG
Baroness Scotland of Asthal PC QC

Consultative Council

Mr Raficq Abdulla
Mr Mohammed Amin
Lady Felicity Blair
Rory Fenton
Mr Alex Goldberg
Dr Bilal Hassam
Ms Anji Hunter
Imam Monawar Hussein
Huda Jawad
Dr Mohammed Keshavjee
Revd Sally Muggeridge
Dr Fuad Nahdi
Imam Maulana Shahid Raza OBE
Dr Andrew Smith
Mr Noam Tamir
Dr Nigel Varndell

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