Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Faith & Belief Forum co-founder Sir Sigmund Sternberg.
Growing up in the early 20th century as the Nazis rose to power and anti-Semitism swept Europe, Sir Sigmund saw first-hand the devastating effects of hatred and intolerance. To help build a future free from hate, he dedicated much of his life to the bettering of relations between people of different faiths and beliefs.
His contribution to the cause of improving interfaith relations both in the UK and internationally can hardly be overstated. In addition to founding the Faith & Belief Forum (then the Three Faiths Forum) in 1997, he played a central role in the International Council of Christians and Jews, helped to organise the first visit by a pope to a synagogue, and spent decades networking and building connections between leaders from different faiths. And these are just some of his many achievements.
His legacy lives on today in the many initiatives he set up and supported as well as the many people he inspired through his example. And it lives on in the daily work of the Faith & Belief Forum as we bring people from different backgrounds together in schools, universities, and communities across the country.
This work is only made possible through the generous support of our donors, so please consider donating to help us continue building on Sir Sigmund’s legacy.
We hope you will join us as we celebrate Sir Sigmund Sternberg’s life and legacy, and the continuing work of healing divisions and building positive relations between people of different faiths and beliefs – using the hashtag #SirSigmund100