People

Trustees
Charanjit Ajit Singh (Chair)
Millius Palayiwa (Treasurer)
Robert Papini
David Storey

 

Short Biographies (in alphabetical order; where available)

Charanjit AjitSingh has been actively involved in interfaith dialogue in the United Kingdom for over three decades. She has been associated with the International Interfaith Centre since its inception in 1992, firstly as the co-chair of the Advisory Committee which consisted of academics and practitioners of different religions and later as a trustee. She has made significant contributions locally, regionally and nationally for improving community relations and human equality. She has presented papers at international inter-religious conferences organised by the World Council of Churches, the Vatican and the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. She contributes regularly to books and magazines and is on the editorial board of the magazine Faith Initiative. Her book on the Wisdom of Sikhism received good reviews. A former lecturer, principal, director and educational inspector, Charanjit is currently the chair of the IIC board of Trustees.

 

 

 

David Storey graduated from Cambridge University in Economics and Law, and then worked for some years in the local newspaper and printing industry. Subsequently he worked in education, particularly in the Careers Service, from which he took early retirement. In 1989 he became involved in interfaith affairs through Marcus Braybrooke who he first met at theological college in 1963. He served as secretary to the International Committee of the World Congress of Faiths and joint secretary with his wife Celia to the International Interfaith Organisations Committee for 1993 which planned the year as an international Year of Interfaith Understanding and Co-operation and put on the conference in India. He and his wife then moved to Oxford to help set up the International Interfaith Centre of which she was a joint co-ordinator and later trustee and treasurer. After she retired, David became a trustee in 2004. For most of his life he was very involved as a layman in the Church of England up to diocesan level.