About us

Our founding members

The Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives is an initiative overseen and managed by the Ozanne Foundation

Rt Revd Paul Bayes

Co-Chair, Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives

Jayne Ozanne

Jayne Ozanne

Director, Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives

Rabbi Laura JK

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

Co-Chair, Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives

Anil Bhanot OBE

Director of Interfaith Relations, Hindu Council UK

Revd Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth

+Cherry Vann

Rt Revd Cherry Vann

Bishop of Monmouth, Church in Wales

Revd David Mayne

Moderator of Baptist Union Council

Rt Revd Dr David Hamid

Bishop, Diocese of Europe

Dilwar Hussain

Founder, New Horizons in British Islam

Fredrick R. Hyde-Chambers OBE

President, Dhamma Centre, Colchester

Hannah Brock Womack

Elder of Sheffield and Balby Quaker Meeting

Jagbir sqr

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Jahal

Lecturer in Sikh Studies, Birmingham Univeristy

Rev James Martin, SJ

Consultor for the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication.

Most Revd Mark Strange

Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Dr Mary McAleese

President of Ireland 1997 - 2011

Revd Michaela Youngson

President of Methodist Conference (2018/19)

HE Roberto Manuel Carlés

Argentinian Ambassador to Italy

Ursula Halligan

Chair, We Are Church Ireland

Revd Winnie Varghese

Trinity Wall Street

recognition & thanks

The launch of the Commission would not have happened without a group of extraordinary people giving of their time and talent.  

Our grateful thanks go to:

Donna Rowlands, who has volunteered as our Strategic Communications Adviser

Jaki Bowden, who has volunteered as our Head of Operations

Nikki Dilley, who has volunteered to help with the launch event

Penknife Design, who have provided design services on a probono basis

Gali Soudak, who has volunteered as our Web & Social Media Adviser and Raphael Gal for creating the webiste

Dana Porter & Alexii Muftoll for overseeing the filming in Jerusalem of Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

Dave Godfrey (filming), Toby Anderson (music) and Jack Dalziel (graphics) for helping produce the video

The Dean and staff of Westminster Abbey, for helping with our Celebration Service

We are particularly grateful to the following who have provided translations of The Declaration:

Arabic – Aia Khalaily
Chinese – Kitty Raj
Dutch – Revd Wielie Elhorst
French – Matt Edwards
German – Erika Baker
Hebrew – Noga de Kalo
Hungarian – Amy Kosa
Irish – Ray Mac Manais
Italian – Elizabeth Robilliard
Malayam – Revd Shemil Mathew
Polish – Rt Revd Szymon Niemiec
Portuguese – Revd Joseph Fernandes
Russian – Julie Esse
Spanish – Angita Scapini
Swahili – Ash Brockwell
Welsh – Beverley Elkan