Founder and Director: Elizabeth Arif-Fear
Elizabeth is a young British Muslim and award-winning writer and activist based in London.
Passionate about human rights, socio-political issues and intercultural relations from a young age, she went on to study languages/translation and human rights at postgraduate level, including some study within Islamic Studies (Feminism in the Muslim World). She converted to Islam whilst in her final year at university.
A dedicated writer and campaigner, Elizabeth is active with a range of national and international human rights, interfaith and women’s organisations/platforms as a writer, activist, community organiser and ambassador. Passionate about languages, Elizabeth also works as a volunteer translator/proofreader for a variety of non-profit causes. Her main interests include: women’s rights, refugee and migrant rights and issues surrounding immigration, multiculturalism, anti-extremism and community cohesion.
In 2019, Elizabeth won the St. Ethelburga’s award for Sacred Activist of the Year and also became a published poet. Her latest venture – her debut poetry collection “What If It Were You?” (2019) – focusses on a range of critical human rights issues, including FGM, child marriage, modern slavery and the rights of refugees.
Campaigns and Research Manager: Stephen Hoffman
Stephen has fought all types of prejudice throughout his career, with a focus on challenging antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate/Islamophobia.
He runs his own consultancy, which focuses on advising people on how to run effective interfaith and political campaigns, based on his experience of running successful campaigns inside and outside of Parliament.
Stephen is also is a consultant for Muslims Against Antisemitism, which brings Muslims and Jews together to challenge all forms of antisemitism.
Outside of work, Stephen loves books, cats and Watford FC.
He tweets regularly at @thehoff102.