"One God, Many Paths" panel at the UKIFC 2019 London Summit

The "One God, Many Paths" panel was featured as part of UKIFC's 2019 London Summit on Islamic finance, which tackled innterfaith issues in finance, including the Edinburgh Finance Declaration. UKIFC is one of the founding partners of the Edinburgh Finance Declaration.

Taking part were moderator Habib Motani from hosts Clifford Chance with Rev. Fiona Stewart-Darling from the Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy, Church of Scotland elder and UKIFC board member Graham Burnside, former HSBC executive Dominic Gorton and Martin Palmer from FaithInvest.

The event included contributions from across the faiths on topics such as:

  • The overlap between Islamic values, the values of other faiths, and non-faith values
  • The Edinburgh Finance Declaration
  • The commanalities among the Abrahamic faiths
  • The concept of stewardship, and how this does not always resonate with those outside of the Abrahamic tradition
  • How culture is needed to create lasting change

Watch the session below:

The Faith in Finance Round Table, organised in partnership with UK Islamic Finance Council and the Church of Scotland

As part of Ethical Finance 2019 summit, on 9th October 2019, UKIFC and Church of Scotland organised a private Faith in Finance round table and dinner at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church.

The event included contributions from across the faiths on topics such as:

  • Interfaith collaboration and the role of faith-based values in modern finance
    • Benefits of bringing different perspectives together
    • Identifying shared values – the Edinburgh Finance Declaration
    • Heritage role of the Church influencing the values of banks and what the current paradigm can take from this history
  • Faith groups sharing leading practice:
    • Engagement strategies
    • Creating a space for religious actors in formal governance models
    • Addressing the common global goals – role of faith traditions to address the SDGs

Participants included Lord John Alderdice, David Pitt-Watson, Shayk Ruzwan Mohammed, Prof. Mohamed Iqbal Asaria, Rev. Fiona Stewart-Darling, Datuk Noripah Kamso, Saker Nusseibeh and Peter Greengrass.