07 Nov 2013
On the 7th November, the Corrymeela Community announced that Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal was leaving the Corrymeela Community. Inderjit has been in position as Leader/CEO of Corrymeela since 2011.
Before joining Corrymeela, Inderjit was CEO of the Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum and former President of the Methodist Conference. In his home town of Sheffield, he established a Christian–Muslim group which developed into the Sheffield Interfaith Group. He also organised Christian–Muslim Peace walks in the City and helped start Sheffield’s ‘Homeless and Rootless at Christmas’ project.
During his tenure as Leader of Corrymeela, Inderjit introduced a number of different initiatives including the development of Belfast as a City of Sanctuary. This ground breaking project encourages people from different ethnicities to work together to make Belfast a more welcoming, open, fair and safe city for all.
Inderjit plans to return to the Methodist ministry in England and will remain a Member of the Corrymeela Community. He said, “I have been privileged to serve Corrymeela as leader for three years and I will still stay a Member of the Community, Corrymeela will always stay close to my heart.”
Bill Osborne, Interim CEO of Corrymeela said “It has been a pleasure to work with Inderjit over these last few months and we are very grateful for his leadership over the last three years.”
John Hunter Chair of Council, Corrymeela said, “Council wishes to express its thanks to Inderjit for his leadership of the Community and wish him and his wife Kathy well.”