Previous speaking engagements on INTERFAITH include:

2018

  • Interfaith co-operation on climate change. COP24: Climate Change Conference. Organised by Interfaith Liaison Committee. International Congress Centre, Katowice, POLAND. Press conference with Pranita Biswasi (secretary for youth, Lutheran World Federation, Switzerland), Finola Finnan (deputy executive director, Trócaire, Ireland) and Bishop Marc Handley Andrus (diocese of California, Episcopal Church, USA).
  • Interfaith opening celebration. COP24: Climate Change Conference. Organised by Brahma Kumaris, Green Faith, Society of Saint Francis, Global Catholic Climate Movement and others. Saint Stephen’s Church, Katowice, POLAND. Speaker with others.
  • Heroes of faith. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. Global Co-operation House, London, UK. Panellist with Alan Race (chair, World Congress of Faiths), Mary Braybrooke (interfaith activist) and Masqood Ahmed (director of community development, Muslim Hands).

2017

  • An inward turn to freedom. Organised by Just This Day. St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK. Speaker with Fr Laurence Freeman (director, the World Community for Christian Meditation) and Rev. Richard Carter (associate vicar for mission, St Martin-in-the-Fields).
  • Points of light – an inward turn. Organised by Just This Day and Brahma Kumaris. Global Co-operation House, London, UK. Speaker with Fr Laurence Freeman (director, the World Community for Christian Meditation), Jeremy Sinclair (chairman, M&C Saatchi), Mina Karawadra (manager, Inner Space Oxford), Salina Ahmed (co-founder, Inspirited Minds).
  • Encounter between religion, conflict and public expression. Conference on Public Life and Religious Diversity. Organised by Department of Politics and International Relations (Oxford) and Centre for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (Charles University, Prague). Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK. Speaker with Msgr. Tomas Halik (professor of sociology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic), Yousif al-Khoei (director of public affairs, Al-Khoei Foundation, London, UK), Johan Leman (president, Foyer, Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium), Maleiha Malik (professor in law, King’s College, London, UK), Rev. Dr. Mitri Reheb (president, Dar al-Kalima University College, Bethlehem, Palestine) and Mona Siddiqui (professor of Islamic studies and Christian Muslim relations, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK).

2016

  • Interfaith dinner. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. Palais Soleiman, Marrakesh, MOROCCO. Speaker.
  • Interfaith dialogue: faith communities on climate actions. COP22: Climate Change Conference. Hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Global Muslim Climate Network. Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, MOROCCO. Panellist with Dr. Hayu Prabowo (chair, National Council of Ulama, Indonesia), Nana Fitriana Firman (co-chair, Global Muslim Climate Network, USA), Dr. Nigel Crawhall (executive committee member, International Network of Engaged Buddhists, South Africa), Rev. Dr. Peter Pavlóvic (member of climate change reference group, World Council of Churches, Belgium) and Ciara Shannon (Asia director, GreenFaith, Hong Kong).
  • Spiritual flourishing in beautiful Guyana. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown, GUYANA. Speaker with Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo (wife of the Prime Minister of Guyana), Rev. Ronald McGarrell (president, Inter-Religious Organisation) and H.E. Mr. V. Mahalingam (High Commissioner of India to Guyana).

2015

  • Faith groups evaluation of negotiations. COP21: Climate Change Conference. Organised by the World Council of Churches. Le Bourget, Paris, FRANCE. Press conference with Debra Boudreaux (Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, USA), Archbishop Antje Jackelén (primate, Church of SWEDEN, SWEDEN), Archbishop Serafim Kykotis (Greek Orthodox Church, Zimbabwe), Bernd Nilles (secretary general, CIDSE, Belgium) and Michel Roy (secretary general, Caritas, France).
  • Values to strengthen inner harmony and unity. Organised by Selangor Department of National Unity and Integration (JPNIN) in collaboration with Religious Affairs Division JPNIN and Brahma Kumaris. Prescott Hotel, Kajang, MALAYSIA. Speaker.
  • The role of the individual. Faith, Politics and Social Justice: the General Elections and Beyond. Organised by the Faith and Peaceful Relations Research Cluster. Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry, UK. Speaker.