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Congratulations for Queen’s Honours



16 / 06 / 21

We are proud that two of our supporters have been named in the recent Queens Birthday Honours!
F&BF patron & champion David Dangoor DL has received a CBE for services to the community in Greater London, and one of our trustees, Dilwar Hussain, has received an MBE for services to interfaith and social cohesion! Congratulations to both for your well-deserved awards, and to all those who have also been honoured.
Find out more about David & Dilwar below:

David Dangoor DL

David Dangoor DL is a British businessman and philanthropist. A son of Sir Naim Dangoor, he spent his early life in Baghdad as part of Iraq’s Jewish community, leaving with his parents and brothers in 1960 for the United Kingdom where he was educated at Carmel College and Imperial College London. He then worked as a systems analyst at IBM.

David has been involved in community activities for most of his life. A former President of the Board of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation 2011-16, David Dangoor is President of Jewish Renaissance magazine and a Vice-President of the Jewish Leadership Council. David has also been very active to further education efforts in the UK acting as the Sponsor Governor of Westminster Academy since it was founded in 2006. He is a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and a keen supporter of interfaith work, chairing the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith.

In 2017 Israel’s Bar-Ilan University awarded David an honorary doctorate, citing his “tireless efforts to further education, culture and art throughout the UK and Israel”. He supports many of the Faith & Belief Forum’s programmes, including our Amplify programme and the Faith Recognition Awards which is delivered with the support of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith.

Dilwar Hussain

Dilwar Hussain is founding Chair of New Horizons in British Islam, an organisation that promotes critical discussions around Muslim identity, tradition and reform. He is also Research Fellow at the University of Coventry’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. Among other publications, he is the editor of the book ‘British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State’. Over the last 20 years he has advised government departments, provided policy consulting and training around issues of integration, identity and counter-extremism and has been a frequent analyst and commentator on British Muslim affairs.

Dilwar is a Trustee of the Faith & Belief Forum (F&BF) and was Trustee (2012­-2018) and Vice-Chair (2016­-2018) of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. He was Head of the Policy Research Centre (2007-2013), served on the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) (2006-2007) and the Archbishop of Canterbury¹s Commission on Urban Life and Faith (2005­-2006). He can be found on Twitter as @DilwarH and blogs at: www.dilwar.org

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