Woking People Of Faith

Diverse Beliefs United Action


Details of our speakers are:

 Kauser Hashmi (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.

  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.

  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.

 Please email administrator@wpof.org.uk for further information or if you would like to ask about arranging a visit from one or more of our speakers.



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