A DECLARATION OF FREEDOM: Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4

On Sunday 30 October, live from The Well, Retford, Notts, BBC Radio 4 broadcast Sunday Worship marking the work of Thomas Helwys, one of the earliest campaigners for freedom of religious conscience. Appropriately for this All Saints Day, the programme explored the work of those who advocate for freedom of religion or belief across the world today and highlighting […]

Helwys commemoration event highlights the need for religious tolerance

Religious intolerance and state oppression pose real dangers to personal freedom. And some 77% of the world’s population live under government restrictions on their beliefs. These were among the key messages at an event at The Well in Retford on Saturday 12 March, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of local Separatist, Thomas Helwys, […]

Queen Mary University Mile End Institute Women’s Peace Congress

Baroness Berridge was invited to speak at a dynamic round-table event at Queen Mary University’s Mile End Institute. The Institute held a series of lectures to mark the centenary of the Women’s Peace Congress entitled ‘Women, Peace and Transnational Activism: A Century on.’ The leading question of the lecture was ‘Are Women’s Rights Human Rights?’ […]

‘Persecution of Christians in Iran’ Joint Report Launch

The Christians in Parliament All Party Parliamentary Group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief launched a joint report titled ‘The Persecution of Christians in Iran’. Baroness Berridge and David Burrowes MP were also able to present the report to Iranian ‘Parliamentarians’ the day after the launch as they […]