• 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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