Interfaith Relations

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Interfaith Relations


Alex Goldberg has been involved with interfaith dialogue for many years. Today he is the Chaplain to the University of Surrey where he has been involved in developing the proposed Surrey Multifaith Centre. Alexander is an national advisory council of the Three Faiths Forum and was former chairperson of the Young Leadership Council of the International Council of Christians and Jews and the Abrahamic Forum. In this role, he was involved in Middle East dialogue and made an address in the Uruguayan Parliament.

 

He has been involved in several major interfaith projects including the Shared Futures Project, a school linking project between minority faith schools that has recently won the approval of Ed Balls, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.

 

He is a broadcaster and writer on interfaith issues and regularly speaks to audiences on interfaith relations and community cohesion. He is a regular panelist on BBC 1’s the Big Questions and a contributor to the BBC’s Religion and Ethics website.


Alex is the co-chair of the Faith Forum for London with the Rev Ermal Kirby. The Forum was set up and funded by the Government to promote faith relations in London. He played a leading role in developing the Mayor’s Interfaith Conference in 2011 . He is a member of the London 2012 Forum and has advised the London 2012 Olympics on faith matters issues.


In his position as Chief Executive of the London Jewish Forum, he has been involved in improving faith relations in London. He hosted the Mayor Boris Johnson’s Chanukah Live celebration in London’s Trafalgar Square alongside the Chief Rabbi and other Jewish leaders.


In 2010, Alexander Goldberg developed an international innovative project involving Christian, Jewish and Muslim welfare professionals held at Lambeth (left). See participants video here.


The Second Lambeth Conference took place in 2011 and focussed on Social Action and Social Innovation.