Trustees & Executive Committee

Jamie Cresswell

Trustee / Officer / Chair


Jamie Cresswell is a member of the Soka Gakkai International-UK and has practised Buddhism for nearly 30 years. His Buddhist background includes a degree in Buddhist studies and practice and study in many traditions and schools.

Jamie is the Director of the Centre for Applied Buddhism, President of the European Buddhist Union, a member of the European Council of Religious Leaders and a trustee of Religions for Peace, UK. In his spare time Jamie sings with a male voice choir, attempts to compose music and walks in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Bharti Tailor

Trustee / Officer / Vice-Chair


Bhartiji’s interest in Interfaith has meant that she has perused the contact of other faiths through local and regional interfaith bodies; she has been involved with Luton and Bedford Councils of Faiths, East of England Faiths Council and East of England Faiths Agency. At national level Bharti has been on the InterFaith Network of the UK. Internationally, she is a member of the European Council of Religious Leaders., and also a member of the RfP European Women of Faith Network.

Jehangir Sarosh

Trustee / Officer / CEO


Born in Indore, India 29.07.38. Jehangir came to UK by road in 1952. He served in the Royal Air Force before working in civil aviation industry. Having enjoyed the journey from India to UK by car so much, he decided to offer similar opportunities to young people and ran a mini bus service to India. Jehangir then started his own import & export business in 1968, and is currently chairman of a group of companies. He has written internationally published papers on various subjects including Globalisation: Responsibility of Religions, Role of Media and Religions and is regularly invited to participate in regional and international meetings. Besides being at the helm of Religions for Peace UK, he has taken up the position of Secretary General at the European Council of Religious Leaders, which has moved its operation from Oslo to London in late 2014.

David Horner

Trustee / Officer / Secretary

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David is a retired solicitor, having been a partner of a large City law firm for many years with a particular interest in the role of justice in peace and reconciliation. He is a practising Anglican Christian active in his local parish, a School Governor and Trustee of two other charities including the district Scout Association, and also an adviser with the Citizens Advice Bureau. He is passionate about jazz and classical music, sings and plays the piano (badly) and a keen cyclist.

Kiran Shah

Trustee / Officer / Treasurer


Ravinder Kaur Nijjar

Trustee / Chair, UK Women of Faith Network


Ravinder Kaur Nijjar- member of Scottish Sikh community, Over twenty years has initiated many Sikh educational/religious events and projects nationally and internationally to promote interfaith dialogue, respect and peace. She currently serves on the International Women’s Coordinating Committee of Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network and served as Co-Chair of RfP European Women of Faith Network developing women of faith networks in Europe. She led the Restoring Dignity Campaign to End Violence Against Women developing a new exhibition ‘the Dignity of Women-Scriptural Reflections’. She serves on the Executive Committees of the UK Interfaith Network, Council of Dharmic Faiths UK, and is a member of Interfaith Scotland formerly known as the Scottish Interfaith Council serving as Convener from 2002-04.

Stephen Herman

Trustee / Director, Multi-faith Committee on Shared Security


Stephen is a part-retired management consultant, having run a number of private and public companies in the information technology space. He is President of his local Synagogue, a Governor of a large Further Education College and Chair of a Citizens Advice Bureau. He is also a mentor to a number of other charities. His interest is in facilitating dialogue between and within groups particularly focused on social action and social justice. Stephen is passionate about the theatre and choral singing, and is a Trustee of Religions for Peace UK.

Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra

Trustee


Ibrahim Mogra is an imam in Leicester and chair of the the high profile Masjid and Community Affairs Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain. He has been trained in classical theology and the traditional sciences of Islam. He holds religious credentials from Dar-ul-Uloom, Holcombe as well as advanced theological qualifications from the world-famous Al-Azhar University in Cairo. In addition, Shaykh Mogra has undertaken a postgraduate degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Sarup Singh Mahon

Trustee


Sewa Singh Mandla

Trustee


1947 qualified as Primary School Teacher Kenya; 1948 Inspector of Police Kenya Police Reserve; 1955 Called to the Utter Degree of an Utter Barrister; 1965 Resident Magistrate Kenya Judiciary; 1977 Solicitor, Supreme Court U.K; presently Vice-Chair at Perry Barr Constituency Strategic Partnership; Chair at Roger Hooker Memorial Trust; Chair at Council of Sikh Gurudwaras in Birmingham; and Board Member at the Nishkam Centre.

Vinay Shah

Trustee


Cinde Lee

Trustee


Cinde Lee was born in Hong Kong and is a practicing artist of classical music, medieval manuscript and orthodox iconography. She translates Christian literature for the Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox churches and often interprets for theological conferences both in Hong Kong and the UK. She is a pacifist, active in promoting peace amongst peoples of faith.