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12 July 2019, 4:00pm to 14 July 2019, 4:00pm
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The third and final retreat of our Emerging International Leaders programme for 2018-19 will take place at Cumberland Lodge from 12-14 July 2019, on 'Freedom of Religion or Belief in Action'.

Up to 50 participants, all of whom are international students at UK universities and members of the Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship schemes, will be joining us to explore practical responses to protecting and promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief, from local, national and international perspectives.


At 'Freedom of Religion or Belief in Action', participants will be exploring practical ways of protecting and promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief, around the world. 

They will be examining issues such as: responses to blasphemy laws; religious profiling and national security concerns; ideas for tackling religious discrimination in the workplace; enhancing and ensuring the religious and moral education of children; and potential limitations of the right to freedom of religion or belief.

The retreat will end with a graduation ceremony to mark the completion of this year's programme.

Equipping future leaders

Our Emerging International Leaders programme is now in its third year. It equips high-potential, emerging leaders and influencers with the skills and insight necessary to drive debate, influence policy and build a powerful global network in support of Freedom of Religion or Belief. The programme addresses questions such as:

  • Why is freedom of religion or belief important?
  • How does freedom of religion or belief intersect with other freedoms?
  • What are the successes/failings of existing national and international policies on freedom of religion or belief?
  • How can existing human rights frameworks be supplemented, supported and implemented?

Delegates hear from a diverse panel of speakers, including academics, journalists, legal experts and faith leaders.

Please note that this event is only available to participants in our 2018-19 Emerging International Leaders programme. Participants for our 2019-20 cohort have already been selected, and we will be recruiting for 2020-21, early in 2020.

We tweet from these events at #CLFoRB.

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