Emerging International Leaders on FoRB

On 8 April Baroness Berridge spoke at the Emerging International Leaders Programme on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). This equips future leaders and opinion formers with the skills and insight necessary to drive debate, influence policy and build a powerful global network. One participant at this weekend event, held at Cumberland Lodge, described her […]

Wise Women Making an Impact

The annual Wise Women ceremony focused attention on those doing great things, said Marcia Dixon in The Voice. WINNERS AT the 13th Wise Women Awards (WWA) included 80-year-old missionary Kathleen Lucas who served in Rwanda for over 40 years, Ghanian gospel singer Diana Hamilton, advocate for those suffering domestic violence Fikelephi Jackson and Zina Arinze. Hosted […]

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, […]