WCF will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2016, and we intend to use this as a major opportunity to develop a long term programme for ensuring that our organisation continues to play an important role in interfaith relations, and to raise its profile more widely.
We have appointed Jenny Kartupelis into the new post of Programme and Development Officer, to work with the Committee, members and Administrator in developing the interests and commitments of WCF with faith communities, existing inter faith organisations and the scholarly community, and to help shape its future direction in strategic and practical ways.
Jenny was the Director of the East of England Faiths Council for 11 years, an organisation she helped to establish, and which grew out of the East of England Churches Network. The Council's main roles were to support local interfaith in the region, act as a representative and advocate for faith in society, and interact with local and national government. In 2010, she was awarded the MBE for services to interfaith relations.
Jenny's professional background is in public relations and research, and she is studying for a Professional Doctorate in multi faith policy with the Cambridge Theological Federation, in which city she is based. Her current work includes undertaking a 'faith audit' of Greater Peterborough, commissioned by the Local Authority.