A Special Message of Thanks


Over the last seven years, ISF has grown from modest beginnings into a well-rounded foundation, surpassing even our own expectations in the process. We have republished Shah’s work in hundreds of new editions on both sides of the Atlantic, launched dozens of foreign translations in both East and West, have established a major collaboration [...]

Kashfi Khan and Ezra Hewing – ‘Metaphors for children’s emotional wellbeing’    


About Kashfi Khan and Ezra Hewing Kashfi Khan works with children who speak English as an additional language (EAL) aged 5 to11 years old at Hounslow Town Primary School, London. Ezra Hewing is Head of Education at the mental health charity, Suffolk Mind. In our work, we’ve found that introducing stories or metaphors, including the children’s [...]

Paul-Gordon Chandler – ‘A movement that builds on what we hold in common’


About Paul-Gordon Chandler Paul-Gordon Chandler is an author, non-profit executive, art curator, social entrepreneur and U.S. Episcopal priest who is an authority on the Middle East and Christian-Muslim relations, having lived and worked in the Middle East, North Africa and West Africa for many years. He grew up in Senegal, and has worked extensively throughout the world in leadership roles [...]

The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, Frans de Waal


We hear about empathy more and more these days; there is even a travelling museum of empathy. But long before the media landed on it, Frans de Waal, one of the world’s leading primatologists and the discoverer that animals perform reconciliation, wrote this book summing up years of research and insights by himself and others [...]

Delphine Warin – ‘Photography allows me to live more in the moment’


About Delphine Warin Delphine Warin is a Paris-based photographer who has worked for many international publications, including Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. She studied in France and the US, and much of her work focusses on Morocco. She is the niece of the photographer Sarah Moon, for whom she worked for several years as an [...]

Jason Goodwin – ‘The machine age has turned us upside down’


About Jason Goodwin Jason Goodwin is an author and chef, much of whose work is focussed on Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. His books include On Foot to the Golden Horn, Lords of the Horizon, and a series of crime novels featuring an Istanbul investigator named Yashim. His latest book, Yashim Cooks Istanbul: Culinary Adventures [...]

Martin Maudsley – ‘Stories seed more stories’


About Martin Maudsley Martin Maudsley is a professional storyteller based in South-West England. He has worked for the BBC, the National Trust, the Eden Project and the Soil Association, amongst many other organisations. In 2007 he established the Bristol Storytelling Festival, and was its director for seven years. He integrates music and poetry into his [...]