Warwick Hawkins, Director, Faith in Society Ltd, UK
South AfricaUnited Kingdom

Location of Activities

North Europe
Director, Faith in Society Ltd

Strategy Adviser, Faiths Forum for London

Administrator, Inform (Information Network on Religious Movements)

Trustee, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

Executive Committee member, World Congress of Faiths

As a career civil servant, Warwick advised successive British Governments on religious engagement for 18 years. In this role he devised and implemented numerous projects designed to encourage interreligious dialogue and social action. His portfolio also included neighbourhood empowerment through community rights and the development of multi-faith celebrations to mark the First World War centenary, the Millennium and the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. He most recently headed the Faith Communities Engagement team of the Integration and Faith Division in the Department for Communities and Local Government, before leaving Government employment in 2016 to start his own consultancy, Faith in Society. This social enterprise assists faith groups wishing to engage in civil society projects, through advocacy, strategy development and fund-raising support. For his work on inter-religious dialogue, Warwick was awarded the MBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list. He has continuously worked on inter-religious projects in private, consultancy and Trustee capacities.

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialoguePeaceful CoexistencePluralismDemocracy, Social Cohesion and CitizenshipReligious, Confessional and Spiritual Activities
Forms of Actions: 
Information DistributionCapacity Building and EmpowermentAdvocacyNetworkingSocial Work and Community Service