• About Westminster Faith Debates

    The Westminster Faith Debates are organised by Charles Clarke and Linda Woodhead, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Lancaster University.

    They take place in central London every spring, and are open to the public free of charge, bringing together leading academics and public figures to debate the latest research on religion and values.

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      Posted On: February 17, 2015 | Posted By: Erin Wilson | Posted In: Blog

      The extent to which Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) should be promoted and protected as a foreign policy goal is becoming an increasing focus across numerous industrialized countries. While it has long been a priority for the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union have also recently increased their efforts to place...

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      In a class of its own? Time to treat RE like any other subject

      Posted On: February 10, 2015 | Posted By: John Reader | Posted In: Blog

      I was fortunate enough to attend a recent Westminster Faith Debate event held in Birmingham exploring the state of Religious Education in the UK. Unlike previous debates the RE for Real event also incorporated a consultation with a number of local schools sending students and teachers working at GCSE and A-Level, as well as researchers...

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