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Here are some photos of the recent Corbishley Lecture (held on 3rd December): a full report will be available very shortly


Sarah Teather MP, and Joseph Jones (Chair of the Gypsy Council UK) address the audience at the recent Corbishley Lecture:


WPCT Chair Keith Best introduces the panelists (left to right) Michael Privot, Katharine Quarmby, Sarah Teather and Joseph Jones at the recent Corbishley Lecture:


The audience in the Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons for the 35th Corbishley Lecture on 3rd December:

2014 WPCT programme: to be announced early in the New Year

Meetings of our partner organisation Faith in Europe in 2014:

Next 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.

The meeting will be at the usual time: it will start at 2.00 and is scheduled to finish by about 4.15.

The 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 Network.

In 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.

Also 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.

Dates for the other FiE Briefing Meetings in 2014

Thursday 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 beliefs.

Thursday 17 July (AGM)

Thursday 16 October


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