Danielle Lauren - Ambassador for the Charter for Compassion

Danielle Lauren has a desire – to positively impact the world!  Believing that actions speak louder than words she has implemented a variety of events, campaigns and fundraisers for organizations such as the Nelson Mandela Fund, NSW Rape Crisis Centre, WIZO, Aids Council, Jewish Care and WellWishers.

Danielle balances her life between socially conscious projects and a wide variety of film/ television productions. Danielle’s full time profession is as a filmmaker. She graduated from the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2003 and completed her  Masters of film at Sydney University in 2009.   She has worked producing a variety of high profile projects for Endemol Southern Star, Fremantle Media, SonyBMG, BBC, ABC and Granada. Her proudest  career achievement took place at the iconic Sydney Opera House, where she directed a stellar cast of high profile Australians in  ‘The Vagina Monolgues’. Danielle has won  numerous awards and is currently completing a film project.

Anthony Orkin

Anthony Orkin

Anthony Orkin completed a BA Media and Cultural Studies and MA International Relations at Macquarie University. While studying, he was the Editor and Publisher of the University Students’ Newspaper and Vice President of the University Students’ Council. He also wrote, produced and hosted the nationwide African Hour Program on SBS Radio.

With a passion for politics, Anthony was elected Vice President of the NSW Young Liberal Movement and later its Finance Director and was Founder and President of the NSW Liberal Students’ Association. From 2002-4, he served as an Adviser to the Hon Ross Cameron MP, Federal Member for Parramatta and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and from 2004-7 as an Adviser to the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Federal Member for Wentworth and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources.

Anthony now works in mineral exploration for publicly listed companies. In his spare time, he supports Jewish causes, plays golf and is an avid cricket and rugby union fan.

Rev Sef Carroll

Seforosa (Sef) is a Fiji-born Rotuman. She spent her formative years growing up in Fiji, a multi-religious/multicultural context. Her theological research interests fall into two areas: cross cultural relationships/encounters and Christian theologies of other faiths/interfaith dialogue and encounters. Sef is currently a full time student at the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University. Her PhD research is on a feminist diasporic reading of interfaith dialogue and encounters in Australia. Sef is currently the Convenor of the UCA National Assembly Working Group on Relations with Other faiths. She represents the UCA on the National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims and Jews, is part of the Women’s Interfaith Network (WIN) and has been involved in different interfaith consultations and projects from time to time. She is also the Administrator of Manahine Pasefika (Association of Oceanian Women Theologians) whose primary objective is to “make Oceanian women’s voices heard through print”. Sef has served both as a congregational minister at Caves Beach and Chaplain to MLC School, Burwood. Sef has published a number of articles and was formerly a member of the Assembly Working Group on Doctrine. Sef has been a visiting lecturer at the United Theological College since 2000. Sef is married to Ralph and they have a daughter Sarah.

Claire Morgan

Claire Morgan

Claire Morgan works in adult education, specialising in the delivery of vocational training for the screen and media sector. She also teaches English to speakers of other languages. Originally from the UK, Claire now calls Sydney home after some years in Mexico, France and Spain. An ardent generalist, Claire has worked over the years as a filmmaker, sustainability consultant, project manager and logistician. When Claire was 17 she described herself in a university application as “a citizen of the world” and not much has changed. Brought up in a Christian home, Claire is entralled by the world’s religious and spiritual traditions and can’t wait to see where her own spiritual journey will lead. Claire loves  meditation, adventuring, dance and singing.