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Faith

Inclusion & diversity

We recognise and cherish the values and heritages of the people who make up our firm.

For so many of our people those values and heritages are connected to their faith. Across the firm we strive to celebrate the many faiths that are followed by our people.

Ramadan

Global

In this video diary, colleagues from seven Clifford Chance offices take us through one day of Ramadan. Watch as Qudeer Latif, Ilaria Ribis, Latifah Sat, Sharfah Mohamed, Rumaana Habeeb, Inaamul Laher and Nur Amalee Othaman share the important tenets of their faith and practices associated with Ramadan, including fasting, the five daily prayers and performing charitable acts. Kane Dowsett also talks about fasting for a day to show solidarity with Muslim colleagues.​

Hanukkah

Global

In December we celebrated Hanukkah with a virtual Hanukkah Lighting event where our Jewish Society shared the story of the holiday, some of its traditions, and how it's celebrated in different parts of the world.

There was also a live performance of traditional music, which was followed by colleagues from across the globe lighting their own menorahs.

Diwali

Global

In November we celebrated Diwali – 'the festival of lights' – with a global virtual panel event. The event was attended by 150 colleagues from offices all around the world, including Sao Paolo, Abu Dhabi, Munich, Milan, Washington, DC and Sydney.

The event explored how the ancient wisdom of Diwali can still be relevant today, helping us embrace change and overcome adversity, especially during these current times. 

Holi

Global

In an episode of the Clifford Chance Careers Podcast, Nicholas Chong, Trainee Solicitor, speaks with Narind Singh, Partner, and Indrani Datta, Conflicts Analyst, to celebrate Holi. They discuss the origins and significance of the festival and share their thoughts on how organisations can support colleagues celebrating Holi.

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Christmas

Global

In an episode of the Clifford Chance Careers Podcast, Maxine Purcell, Assistant Practice Area Manager, speaks with Senior Associates, Laura Douglas, Charles Wakiwaka, and Tim Lees, all of whom are part of our Clifford Chance Christian Fellowship affinity network.

They discuss the significance of Christmas for Christians and share how they celebrate, starting with their childhood memories leading up to the present day including how Covid-19 has changed celebrations this year.

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Dharma Day

Global

In an episode of the Clifford Chance Careers Podcast, Adam Suleman, Recruitment Specialist, speaks with Suryagupta Dharmacharini, Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, about the Buddhist celebration of Dharma Day and how the London Buddhist Centre has responded to recent events relating to Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. They also discuss the origins of Buddhism and Suryagupta's personal journey to becoming a Buddhist.

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