The Director was invited to attend the Third Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, hosted by the Korber Foundation, to discuss how events in the MENA region could impact on European Foreign Policy. Extensive attention was placed on relations between Iran and the West and particularly the recent diplomatic breakthrough in Geneva. Additionally, a panel of speakers, [...]Read more
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
The Nyon Process serves to provide a unique opportunity for a tri-part dialogue between western secular policy makers, influential Muslim social and political activists and American evangelicals engaged in social and political activity. More
Our UK initiative serves to empower grassroots Muslim communities and organisations so that they have the confidence to engage with wider society and the British establishment without fearing loss of their faith identity. The communities and organisations we work with are diverse; we do not claim to represent any particular group or community. more
What we do
Forward Thinking is a proactive, demand-driven, facilitative organisation that works:
- To promote in the UK greater understanding and confidence between the diverse grassroots Muslim communities and the wider society including the Media and the British establishment.
- To promote a more inclusive peace process in the Middle East.
- To facilitate a global dialogue between the religious and secular worlds.
Oliver McTernan has been invited to speak at a Silence in the City event on Thursday, 9th January 2014 in Westminster Cathedral Hall. The theme of Oliver’s speech is: “Finding sense in a complex world: the need for a spiritual paradigm.” The event will run from 19:00-21:00. Suggested donation £10. Tickets available at the door. Silence in [...]Read more