Surat-Shaan Knan

Surat-Shaan Rathgeber Knan works for the Liberal Jewish movement UK and is a campaigner for faith related LGBTQI issues. Surat-Shaan is the founder and manager of the landmark Lottery Heritage funded projects Rainbow Jews and Twilight People. He has an M.A. degree in Psychology (Gender Studies), Journalism and Theatre, and has worked for over two decades as educator and project coordinator with numerous international organisations including Sydney Western University.

Surat-Shaan is currently involved in the AHRC funded project Ritual Reconstructed: Challenges to disconnection, division and exclusion in the Jewish LGBTQI Community in collaboration with Buckinghamshire New University, Portsmouth University, and Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University. Surat-Shaan is an out & proud transgender Jew and blogs for Jewish News UK. He is a high-profile public speaker and has presented at numerous international conferences including ILGA World ; AIDS 2014 Melbourne, Global Interfaith Network, Johannesburg 2014, and WOGA Outgames, Antwerp 2013.

  • Location: Liberal Judaism, London, W1T 4BE
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