• Middle East

    Our Middle East programme is based on the belief that a durable peace in the region can only be achieved through the active participation of those who are regarded as political or religious hardliners. We believe that, as long as the voices of non-convinced constituencies are not at the table, no sustainable solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict can be found. More

  • Political Dialogues

    The Helsinki Policy Forum is a political dialogue between parliamentarians, government officials and economic experts from the Arab/Muslim and Western worlds. The aim is to develop greater understanding and mutual respect to work towards addressing common challenges. The Tunisian Process... More


What we do

Forward Thinking is a proactive, demand-driven, facilitative organisation that works:
  • To promote a more inclusive peace process in the Middle East.
  • To facilitate political dialogues in, and between, the Arab/Muslim and Western worlds.
  • To promote in the UK, greater understanding and confidence between diverse grassroots Muslim communities and wider society.
Click here for a video of the Director, Oliver McTernan, speaking about the work of Forward Thinking.


On the 20th June 2016, Jordan Morgan attended the breaking of the fast (Iftar) at Finsbury Park Mosque, London. Hosted by the Muslim Association of Britain, the event brought together local leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities, local emergency and public service providers, NGOs, charitable and other civil society organisations. Discussions took place on [...]

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Oliver McTernan and Julian Weinberg held meetings in Paris with Pierre Vimont, French Special Envoy for the organisation of an international conference on Middle East peace, and Michele Duclos, Director General of the Academie Diplomatique Internationale. Conversations focused on developments in the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf and the challenges and opportunities to improving [...]

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