Community and Public Affairs


We are the Christian Muslim Forum's Community and Public Affairs specialists.

Maggie Hindley is a United Reformed Church Minister based at the London Inter Faith Centre. Her areas of work include Christian Zen, Scriptural Reasoning  and highlighting the plight of destitute migrants in London. A community worker by background, her previous ministry was with two churches in Camden, both of which became intensively engaged with the neighbourhood through their sharing of their buildings.
She has a multi-faith strand to her family life, with a Muslim daughter, son-in-law and grandson.

Sughra Ahmed is Programmes Manager in the Centre for Public Education, where she has responsibility for the design and delivery of research and training on issues such as faith and belief, integration and cohesion. Previously she worked as a Research Fellow in the Policy Research Centre where she explored the migratory and settlement experiences of first generation Muslim women and men in the UK, worked with a number of organisations to consider the issues young people face whilst growing up in the UK and the impact of this on wider British communities. She has published a number of papers and a key report, Seen and Not Heard: Voices of Young British Muslims. She is active in interfaith work both locally and nationally working with organisations to help build stronger and more effective relationships across faith and beliefs. She is President of the Islamic Society of Britain.


Sughra is a Trustee of the Inter Faith Network UK, the Islamic Society of Britain and an advisor to FaithxChange, which is concerned with young people of faith who are engaged in civil society. Sughra has a BA (Hons) English Language and Literature and an MA Islamic Studies; she is a qualified Chaplain and holds a Diploma in Islamic Jurisprudence. She contributes to debates in the media locally and nationally.


We are committed to furthering positive interactions between Christian and Muslim communities. In particular, we aim to foster the formation of Christian and Muslim dialogue groups.

Community and Public Affairs Projects:

  • We instituted a dialogue group of young Christians and Muslims in Yorkshire in December 2006.

  • Women's Retreats - Dilly Baker and Wahida Shaffi (former Youth member), organised two retreats for Muslim and Christian women to reflect on how spirituality underpins their lives as women and how women of another faith approach the same questions that life throws up. For more details see this flyer WomenattheWell.pdf.  

  • 'Women at the Well' at Greenbelt, August 2007.

  • Leaders' Events (2006 to present), report from 2009 event 'Challenges of Citizenship'


Former CPA Specialists:

  • Revd. Dilly Baker, formerly Warden and Director of Development at Scargill House Retreat and Conference Centre in North Yorkshire

  • Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, is Chair of the Muslim Council of Britain's Interfaith Relations Committee.  Ibrahim, as well as working with the MCB, works closely with clergy in Leicester in clergy training and is a founder member of Christian-Muslim, Muslim-Hindu Leicester Family of Abraham dialogue group (Jews, Christians and Muslims). He is also a member of the European Council of Religious Leaders.

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