London, 17 October 2017. The Delegate, Anthony Bailey, OBE, attended a Thanksgiving event celebrating the life and work of the late Sir Sigmund Sternberg, who passed away in October 2016.
During the event, speeches was given by his son Mr Michael Sternberg QC, former anglican Bishop of London and new life peer Richard Charters, Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of World Economic Forum in Davos, Rabbi Tony Bayfield, Catholic Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Lord and Lady Carey of Clifton, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira, Mr Dilwar Hussain and many more. Among the attendees gathered to celebrate Sir Sigmund’s life and achievements were former Prime Minster Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Blair.
Sir Sigmund was a Jewish philanthropist and renowned interfaith campaigner who spent most of his life building better relations between people of different faiths and beliefs in the United Kingdom and internationally.
Sir Sigmund was the founder of the Three Faith Forum, was one of the very first Jews to be awarded a papal Knighthood by the Holy Father and was a longstanding member of the British and Irish Delegation where he held the rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I and Gold Benemerenti Medal of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George.
To read the speech given by Mr Michael Sternberg QC, please click here.