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 speaker 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 11 years old. Although Christian-Muslim activities have become much more widespread during this time, the context in which they take place has become increasingly difficult. The Forum is sharpening its focus and Catriona is keen to hear from members of the public as well as interested groups, organisations and individuals on the priorities for Christian-Muslim engagement.
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Catriona works closely with the Forum's trustees and wider network and with several part time workers and volunteers. Keep in touch with her via twitter @multifaith.