Who We Are

DAVID KARAT

Chairman

David has had a 35 year career in the City, first as a lawyer at Slaughter and May specialising in international banking and finance, then as an MD of two leading American investment banks as head of Financial Institutions and Debt Capital Markets. Subsequently, he was a senior partner of Deloitte responsible for relationships with financial institutions and co founding partner of Clarat, a private equity healthcare investor. David is a Board Member of the Movement for Reform Judaism and the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Religious Literacy Partnership.

 

Professor ADAM DINHAM

Founding Partner

Adam  is Director of the Faiths & Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London where he is Professor of Faith & Public Policy. He has degrees in Theology and Religious Studies (BA, MA, Cambridge), Applied Social Studies (MA, Brunel) and Politics (PhD, London). His publications include Religious Literacy in Policy and Practice (Policy Press, 2015); Faiths, Public Policy and Civil Society: Policies, Problems and Concepts in Faith Based Public Action (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); Faith and Social Capital After the Debt Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); Faith in the Public Realm (Policy Press, 2009); and “Welfare, Education and Religion” co-authored with Robert Jackson in Religion and Change in Modern Britain (Routledge, 2012). He is Founding Partner of the Religious Literacy Partnership. He is also Chair of the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group (Socrel), Honorary Professor of Leadership, Religion and Society at the University of Sheffield, Professor of Religious Literacy at Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, and Associate Fellow of the Westminster Abbey Institute.

 

MICHAEL WAKELIN

Partner Programmes

Michael is a religion and media consultant, having previously been Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC. He is now Executive Associate in Public Education for the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, Director Coexist Programmes for Coexist House, Exec Producer TBI Media, and has worked with a number of academic, policy and religious organisations. Michael gained a Theology degree from Birmingham University before winning a scholarship to the National Broadcasting School where he also won the Director’s Prize. He joined the BBC in 1986 and produced programmes across all BBC TV, Radio and digital networks, winning numerous awards for his productions.  He is a published author, a regular public speaker and has contributed to several academic publications on media and religious matters.

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