Details of our speakers are:
Kauser Akhtar (Muslim)
Kauser Akhtar is Faith Links Adviser for the Diocese of Guildford, Church of England and is from the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking. She has a BA in Accounting and Finance and Islamic Studies qualifications from the Institute of Classical Islamic Science, Lahore, Pakistan. She has been teaching Islam for over 13 years.
Philip Goldenberg (Jewish)
Philip is well-known in Woking as a former LibDem Councillor and Parliamentary Candidate. But he is also Burials Officer of Guildford Synagogue, with a wealth of experience in the worlds of law, business, charity and national politics.
Zafar Iqbal (Muslim)
Zafar is the Community Engagement Manager in Woking Borough Council and has a wealth of experience in such diverse fields as scientific research (doctorate in chemstry) with published research papers, vocational training and setting up a number of highly successful community organisations relating to education, Interfaith and business development in both the UK and Pakistan.
Meeta Joshi (Hindu)
Meeta has been an Interfaith speaker for 15 years, volunteering at primary schools, colleges and universities locally and Interfaith forums regionally and nationally. A qualified Engineer and Communication specialist, she was Project Leader in IT / Telecoms for 12 years and gave presentations as a TV producer for Higher Education. She is Hindu Chaplain for Surrey University and Epsom College and a Strength Scope Consultant and Executive Coach.
Dr Syed Naqvi (Muslim)
Dr Naqvi has been an Interfaith speaker for 30 years, attending and volunteering at regional, national and international educational institutes and Interfaith forums. A qualified Medical Doctor and Religious Scholar, he has served the wider communities around the globe. He is Imam at Al Asr Mosque, Woking, serves European communities in Education and is designing and compiling an 8-book series for children. He is founder member and trustee of WPoF and a trustee or chair of 6 UK charities.
Marian Nash (Christian)
Marian, for 35 years, was a Teacher of the Deaf for pupils aged 3-18, in mainstream schools, plus 4 years for the Government-funded Communication Aids Project, giving presentations to large audiences all over England. She enjoys creative communication and believes learning is better achieved through active participation than passive listening.
Rev Phil Simpson (Christian)
Phil is a SSM based at Christchurch and serves as Interfaith Adviser for the Diocese of Guildford, as well as facilitator for Across Woking and Mahabba UK. He has 35 years of experience of engagement with Churches in the Middle East and Asia and is currently the Deputy Chair of WPoF.
Simon Trick (Baha'i)
Simon is Chair of WPoF and has over thirty years' experience in Interfaith speaking. A former Primary Headteacher, he then established his Sports Massage business in 2012. He has been a Surrey Police Chaplain since 2010, a published author and was involved in the writing of the schools' National RE and Citizenship frameworks.
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