- Phil has a degree in History from Cambridge University, a PGCE from Bangor University in North Wales and an MA in Restorative Justice from the University of Hull.
- Phil is passionate about education and peacebuilding; he has worked in many contexts affected by violent conflict, including the Philippines, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the South Caucasus.
- Phil joined 3FF to apply his peacebuilding experience more to a UK context, and he sees a lot of potential in combining peacebuilding and inter-cultural approaches to strengthening relations.
- He also has a keen interest in music and plays flute and saxophone.
“We need to have enough faith in our world-view to work from it, but not that much faith that we think it’s the final answer.” – Unfolding Meaning, David Bohm
Head of Operations
Hannah is responsible for operations including office management, HR and finance. She also manages 3FF's Internship/volunteer Programme.
- Previously Hannah worked at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue specialising in the use of social media to influence attitudes, tackle intolerance and inspire social change.
- With a background in equality and diversity, particularly in relation to faith, interfaith and LGBT issues, Hannah is also a Trustee for the LGBT Consortium.
- BA Hons International in Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies from Leeds University, including a year abroad at the University of South Carolina.
Development and Fundraising Manager
- Born and raised in London, Josh has a BSc in Geology from Bristol University and an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS.
- Josh is an experienced facilitator, trainer and project manager and works with many interfaith and conflict resolution organisations in the UK; Josh is interested in creative approaches to dialogue and engagement, in particular the use of drama-based methods.
- To relax, Josh enjoys cooking and reading; if he had more time he would go to the theatre more, and swim, especially in open water. Josh also enjoys traveling, especially in Europe.
- Josh was once in a play about the Tour de France and, in order to prepare for the role, had his legs waxed.
Philip is in charge of 3FF’s communications, and manages everything from overall communications strategy to day-to-day PR, social and digital media.
- Grew up in southern Sweden.
- Studied Religion and Theology at Uppsala University and Philosophy at King’s College London before starting a career in media and comms.
- 3FF’s resident techie and IT guru.
- Likes all things Japanese, reading and making music.
Education and Learning Manager
Chanel leads on 3FF’s work in schools and universities.
- Chanel holds a BA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Bristol and a PGCE in Secondary Religious Education from Warwick University.
- She has a passion in interfaith dialogue; an area she chose as the foundation of her undergraduate dissertation.
- Chanel has spent 6 years in challenging schools in London and Birmingham teaching and leading both the religious education and PHSCE departments to outstanding success.
- She has also worked as a fixed term senior leader with the National Citizenship Service [NCS] as the safeguarding lead and she has worked as a teacher of English and an additional language with Oslo Sommerskolen (summer school).
- She is passionate about music; specifically playing the piano and singing, and travelling to beautiful destinations her favourite of which are Saint Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Programmes Manager, Movement Building
Tim oversees our programmatic work in Universities including our UN Award-winning leadership programme, ParliaMentors.
- Tim grew up as the only child of two vicars, an experience which has left him fascinated in how faith affects people’s lives in different ways
- Particularly he is interested in youth-led interfaith, faith-based social action and intersections between the religious and the secular
- He has 6 years experience in student engagement and also previously taught English to Buddhist monks in India
- He has an MA in Religion and Public Life from the University of Leeds and has published his research into non-religious identification where he interviewed attendees of the Sunday Assembly
- Tim likes running, reading, politics and pop music but not tidying his desk
Abigail works with Josh on fundraising, with particular focus on grant funding and individual donors.
- She has a BA in the Study of Religions from Heythrop College, University of London.
- She is passionate about immersive interfaith – at university, she was President of the Jewish Society, Vice President of the Islamic Society and on the Catholic Chaplaincy’s Interfaith Team, and she is a 3FF schools speaker.
- She was a member of the 2013-2014 Charityworks graduate management programme cohort, and has since worked in a number of charity sector organisations.
- She spends her free time volunteering (including as a trustee for LGBT domestic abuse charity Broken Rainbow UK), singing, blogging, swimming, and doing adrenaline-rush fundraising challenges every year or so.
“I just want you to think. Do you know what thinking is? It’s just a fancy word for changing your mind.” – The 12th Doctor
Programmes Coordinator, Workplace & Community
Siobhán works on 3FF’s Workplace and Community projects, with responsibility for coordinating the internship programme and Faith Awareness Training for LGBT organisations and groups.
- Siobhán holds an MA Religion in Contemporary Society from King’s College London and BA Theology with Philosophy from the University of Exeter.
- Siobhán is an experienced facilitator and enjoys working with participants ages 8 to 80+. Siobhán also facilitates training for Near Neighbours, and runs independent Skills for Diversity trainings.
- Siobhán is a member of the Sunday Assembly community and is passionate about including non-religious voices in interfaith spaces.
- Siobhán is a vegan and animal lover and has previously worked in the Volunteering Department at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Programmes Coordinator, Schools
Andrea oversees the delivery of 3FF’s Schools work as well as curriculum, training and resource design and development.
- Andrea holds an MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths University of London and a BA in Cultural and Social Education from University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (The Netherlands).
- She has a passion for creative cross-cultural encounters with a particular focus on participatory arts methodology and education.
- Andrea has experience from various cross-arts and education fields as a theatre practitioner, facilitator, project manager and creative producer.
- She currently also works an Associate Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Interfaith Dialogue at Goldsmiths University of London and is Co-Director of The MUJU Crew (London-based interfaith theatre company that brings Muslims and Jews together through a shared passion for creating theatre and bringing a Muslim-Jewish voice to the stage.)
- Working for Ovalhouse and Rewrite, Andrea’s has developed valuable experience in disability arts and language acquisition through drama for young migrants/ refugees.
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” – Arundhati Roy
Programmes Coordinator, Schools
Rich leads on 3FF’s schools work in Birmingham and the Midlands.
- Rich previously worked for West Midlands Fire Service as a firefighter for 9½ years. In his last 2 years he worked in prevention, leading education on fire safety and road safety.
- Rich is a pastor at his church in Shirley, Solihull.
- Rich is passionate about education which is creative, fun, memorable and has a lasting impact.
- Rich and his wife Becky love to travel particularly across Europe experiencing different cultures and food. Aside from traveling Rich enjoys cycling, football, walking, and going to the theatre.
- One final passion of Rich’s is coffee. He has 5 different coffee brewing gadgets at home.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Programmes Coordinator, Schools
Clare works on 3FF’s Schools programmes, with particular responsibility for managing the School Linking programme.
- Clare is passionate about supporting young people’s development. She has spent five years working as a Teaching Assistant and an English Teacher in secondary schools in London.
- To gain a wider understanding of the lives of some of the children she has taught, she has spent time volunteering with refugee and migrant charities.
- Taught English in South Korea for a year. She picked up a love of Korean food whilst there!
- Studied for an English Literature BA at the University of Manchester and a PGCE in English Secondary Education at The Institute of Education. When training to teach she focused particularly on supporting students learning English as an additional language.
Programmes Officer, Schools
Ana works on 3FF’s Schools programme.
- Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Ana has been living in London since 2010. Ana fell in love with London in her first visit to the city, and she decided that is where she wanted to study and live.
- She has a BA (Hons) in Politics & International Relations from Kingston University. Besides English, Ana speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
- Ana is passionate about social inclusion and youth leadership. She believes that the more inclusive a society is, less conflicts will exist, and the closer we could be from world peace.
- In her free time, Ana likes to read, hang out with her friends, try new restaurants around London, and travel around Europe.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”– Jimi Hendrix
Programmes Officer, Schools
Paraskevi supports the delivery of the Schools Linking programme.
- She has a background in Peace Education and fostering dialogue between people from various communities across the existing divide in Cyprus.
- She was fortunate enough to gain teaching and SEN support experience in London and Ankara-based faith schools.
- She studied Turkish and Modern Greek at King’s College London and SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies).
- She’s fond of quality time with loved ones and trees.
West Midlands Programmes Officer, Schools
Jaishree is the West Midlands Schools’ Programmes Officer delivering across schools-based work in the region.
- Before joining 3FF she worked as a freelance facilitator for a peace education charity, leading training about peace education, mediation and restorative approaches.
- She has previously coordinated mental health/ wellbeing projects at Girls Friendly Society and education projects at Action Tutoring.
- She loves travel, has studied in France and has volunteered in Sri Lanka and Malawi as a VSO volunteer.
- Her interests include social justice, psychology, 5 Rhythms dance, health and wellbeing.
- Jaishree is interested in, and has spent time in, international communities and would love to build an eco-house one day.
Development and Fundraising Coordinator
Eli coordinates projects that are part of the Urban Dialogues arts programme.
- Born in Israel, but grew up in London
- Studied French, Spanish and European studies at the University of Birmingham, and was active in helping set up interfaith events on campus
- Spent a year working on 3FF’s School Linking programme.
- Developed interfaith skills in Israel on the New Israel Fund’s Social Justice fellowship, working at the Parents Circle Forum and Arous Elbahr association for Arab women in Jaffa.
Fiona is our Events Co-ordinator. She works on our Urban Dialogues arts programme, with a particular focus on supporting communities in Rochdale and West London to develop interfaith initiatives.
- Has worked for 5 years training and supporting people to take action for gender equality, social justice and environmental justice in their communities and internationally
- Has an MSc in Gender & Globalisation from LSE, with a focus on grassroots organising and intercultural solidarity
- Is passionate about tackling prejudice, and has a particular interest in building women’s confidence to influence their communities. Loves the outdoors, visual arts, participatory education and discovering new music.
Programmes Officer, ParliaMentors
Ben works on the ParliaMentors leadership programme, with a special focus on the Alumni Network. He has specific responsibility for campuses in the West Midlands and SOAS in London.
- Ben is from leafy Northwood in North London, and has just graduated from Cardiff University with a BA in Philosophy.
- He loves playing tennis, when the weather permits, and hockey too. He also enjoys reading and talking about philosophy, particularly political philosophy, and when feeling extra nerdy he gets into Chalmers and his work on the problem of consciousness.
- Ben would like to work in political areas, in particular in trying to engage younger people in politics. Working with the ParliaMentors team and the alumni network, and spending some time with Schools have given him skills to go forward and help him to meet others with a similar interest.
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” – Winston Churchill (after losing the 1945 General election)
Programmes Officer, ParliaMentors
Aqeelah works as a programmes officer on the ParliaMentors programme. She has specific responsibility for campuses in Manchester, Nottingham, and Queen Mary in London.
- Aqeelah is from the great city of Leicester and she holds a BSc in Nutrition and an MSc in Law and Environmental Science (both from the University of Nottingham).
- She is passionate about and has worked on projects relating to global food security, sustainability, social justice & race.
- Aqeelah completed the ParliaMentors programme in 2015/16 and has remained engaged through her work on the ParliaMentors Alumni Committee. She has worked collaboratively to organise the annual Interfaith Summit as well as other interfaith activities planned throughout the year.
- Aqeelah enjoys baking, knitting and exploring natural history in her spare time.
HR and Operations Assistant
Harriet assists in the HR and Operations Team.
- Harriet is 23 years old and from Ealing, West London.
- She undertook a BA in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol. During her time there she completed a fieldwork project exploring the ways British Muslims reconciled their faith with western secular values.
- Harriet was the Admin, Operations and Volunteering Intern for 6 months from June – December 2017.She enjoyed it so much that she’s come back as 3FF’s first HR and Operations Assistant.
- In her spare time she likes listening to podcasts, practicing yoga and eating delicious food!
Miriam Feldmann Kaye
Project Director Middle East
Miriam managed the education programme and following her move to Israel in 2007 she started up the new branch of the Forum.
- Has a doctorate in philosophy from University of Haifa.
- Is researching comparative religion and inter-religious relations at Hebrew University.
- Sits on the religion committee at the Jerusalem Centre for Ethics.
- Is a fellow of the Susi Bradfield programme for Orthodox Jewish Women Educators.