Catriona Robertson - Interim Director
Catriona Robertson was appointed Interim Director in June 2015. She follows Julian Bond, the first and widely respected Director of the Forum, who now works with the Methodist Church.
A graduate of St Andrews University, Catriona has worked with churches, Islamic centres and local communities in the UK, Europe, India and the South Pacific. She is interested in how people live well and equitably together without having to be the same.
Catriona co-founded the European Network on Religion and Belief, has been an adviser to the British Transport Police and convenes the London Boroughs Faiths Network, which links local religious communities with government agencies.
Catriona has visited Pakistan several times and has also travelled across North Africa and the Middle East. She is a regular panelist at faith-related, human rights and academic events and chairs the "Women and Faith" session at the Women of the World Festival at London's Southbank Centre. Her writing appears in books and online.
The Forum is over 10 years old. Much has changed during this time and the Forum is sharpening its focus. Catriona is keen to hear from members of the public as well as interested groups, organisations and individuals. In Christian-Muslim relations:
- What is working well?
- What could be better?
- What are the key issues?
- What is valuable and what needs to change?
- Who are the key players?
- Who isn’t being heard?
- Where is the energy?
Catriona works closely with the Forum's trustees and network and with several dedicated volunteers. Keep in touch with her via twitter @multifaith.