Oliver McTernan is the director and co-founder of Forward Thinking, a 'UK-based organization that works to prevent and resolve conflict at a national and global level and to promote understanding between cultures.'
- Violence in God’s Name August 2003.
- Institute for Statecraft - Trustee 
- Global Experts
- Senior Associate Fellow of the UK Defence Academy and in 2002 he initiated the first post conflict discussions between the Government in Belgrade and NATO. In January 2004, he organized and directed the NATO sponsored research workshop on the Roots of Terrorism which was held in Prague. 
- Visiting Fellow of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2000-2003 where he studied the failure of peace processes and the relationship between religion and conflict.
- - 2004 senior adviser to the Club of Madrid
- For 25 years he was a member of the Executive Committee of Pax Christi International and was responsible for the movements East-West Dialogue program.
- For 30 years he worked as a Parish Priest in Islington and Notting Hill in Central London. In 1998 he was awarded the International Gold Medallion for his ‘outstanding contribution to inter-faith understanding’. He resigned from being a Catholic priest in 2000 to focus on his work in conflict resolution.
- In 1985 he founded Partners in Hope, a UK-based charity which works to support the development of the social welfare in Russia and the former Soviet States.