2014 WPCT programme: to be announced early in the New Year
Meetings of our partner
organisation Faith in Europe in 2014:
FiE briefing on Thursday 23 January 2014, in the Library,
Archbishop’s House, 150 St George’s Road, London SE1.
Archbishop’s House is behind the Cathedral, which is
opposite the Imperial War Museum. It is very near Waterloo and
Lambeth North underground stations.
meeting will be at the usual time: it will start at 2.00 and
is scheduled to finish by about 4.15.
main speaker at the meeting will be Dr Dave Perfect, a
Research Manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
He leads the EHRC's research work on religion or belief issues
and works with Dr Karen Jochelson on policy issues in this
area; he also runs the EHRC's 600-strong Religion or Belief
his presentation Dave will provide an overview of the EHRC's
legal, research and policy work on religion or belief since
its inception in 2007. He will focus on work being undertaken
as part of the EHRC's new strategy to strengthen understanding
of religion or belief in public life. He will outline how the
strategy was developed and explain its key features and how it
will be delivered. Amongst other topics, he will discuss the
series of dialogue events organised by Goldsmiths, University
of London, for the EHRC on key religion or belief topics in
2013 and refer to the ongoing preparation of guidance on the
marriage of same sex couples.
participating will be Dr Ronan McCrea, Senior Lecturer in Laws
at UCL. His research focuses on comparative
constitutional law, European Union law and public law with a
particular emphasis on fundamental rights, secularism and the
relationship between law and religion in liberal democracies.
He will respond to Dave Perfect's presentation from the
perspective of the development of EU legislation in the area
of religion and belief.
for the other FiE Briefing Meetings in 2014
10 April: François
Foret, Professor of Political Science at the Université Libre
de Bruxelles, will present the findings of the international
research project 'Religion at the European Parliament'
(2010-2013), investigating the beliefs of the members of the
European Parliament (MEPs) and what they do with these
17 July (AGM)