Interfaith Wolverhampton (IFW) is a charitable Company (Charity no. 1114265; Company Registered No. 3218967). Its current constitution Memorandum and Articles of Association was approved in 2010, with amendments in 2013 and 2022.
Interfaith Wolverhampton aims to work with the diverse communities living in and around Wolverhampton in order to foster and nurture mutual understanding and appreciation between the different faiths. It seeks to arrange, encourage and support dialogue between those of different faiths and no faith, communities and agencies so as to contribute to an inclusive environment of mutual respect and harmony.
June 6th, 2017
IFW has an Honorary President, Rt. Rev. Clive Gregory, Bishop of Wolverhampton. There are also two Vice-Presidents, Dr.Harun Rashid and Parveen Brigue. All are elected for a period of three years.
IFW has a Management Board made up of
Officers, and a Consultative Board made up of these plus appointed consultative members.
The current Officers (February 2022) are:
· Chair Cllr Jasbinder Dehar
· Vice-chair (Communication) Dr Yusuf Shafi (until October 2022)
· Vice-chair (Membership) Jill Parker, MBE, JP
· Vice-chair (Events) Dr Basma Ikram
· Secretary Rev. Ben Whitmore (from October 2022)
· Deputy Secretary Dr. Hakeem Bakare
· Treasurer Martin Gomberg
· Deputy Treasurer Deacon Linda Gilson
The current Consultative Members (March 2022) are:
Jaswinder Singh Chaggar
Revd Rachel Parkinson
Satya Pal Sharma
Rev'd David Wright
Interfaith Wolverhampton do not seek to promote faith neither does it recruit faith members for faith communities. What we try to do is to remove the barriers of ignorance, fear and suspicion that can lead to conflict within the wider community. This is achieved by a process of education aimed specifically at nurturing and disseminating knowledge and understanding of the rich diversity of religious beliefs and practices within the City of Wolverhampton with the purpose of supporting community cohesion through dialogue and collaboration of specific projects.
If you feel there is an important issue for Interfaith Wolverhampton to consider, please contact the Office and the Officers will seek to give the matter due consideration.