Bahá'í Faith APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To raise awareness on the Bahá'í faith and the efforts of the Bahá'í community to contribute to British society, and to seek action in respect of the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran and other instances where Bahá'ís are subject to discrimination on the grounds of their faith.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Bahá'í Faith

1. Bahá'í Faith
28/09/2017 - APPGs

Found: To raise awareness on the Bahá'í faith and the efforts of the Bahá'í community to contribute to British

2. Human Rights in Iran
23/06/2016 - Parliamentary Research

Found: of non-recognised religions, such as the Baha™i faith, are persecuted particularly severely. On 15 November

3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): variations to determined admission arrangements
19/02/2021 - Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA)
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Found: School Phase Variation Proposed Religious Character Faith Body Date Issued Outcome 935 Tower Hamlets Community/VC

4. Written Evidence: The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester (DAB76)
17/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Summary: 2. This note explains the importance of faith provision for understanding and responding to domestic

5. Tearfund - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Beyond Aid: The UK’s Strategic Engagement in Africa - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: actors such as faith leaders and marginalised groups within communities. Local Faith Communities (LFCs)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Bahá'í Faith

1. Covid-19: Faith Groups
11/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: attention to the extraordinary scale and value of faith groups’ contributions in response to the pandemic - Speech Link

2. Religious Schools: Admission Policies
29/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Lords, many schools with faith-based admissions have diverse intakes. Faith schools do not have significantly - Speech Link
2: religion, and 53% of rural primary schools are faith schools. Almost three in 10 families in England - Speech Link
3: Lords, I have used faith schools and my children do so. Is it not true that faith schools are extremely - Speech Link

3. Religious Groups: Financial Support
06/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: be helpful, but does the Minister agree that the faith communities, in the welfare and volunteering they - Speech Link
2: role of British Sikhs. It is fundamental to their faith to help people in need, and, although I have only - Speech Link
3: system to provide bespoke levels of support to faith communities? I also join the noble Baroness, Lady - Speech Link

4. Places of Worship: Security Funding
07/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: terrorists in Sri Lankan churches as they observed their faith on Easter Sunday. More victims were targeted in - Speech Link
2: for mosques. We are not accusing Ministers of bad faith, but we are saying that all too often, when it comes - Speech Link
3: people in all places of worship, whatever their faith, in every way we can. I very much welcome her comments - Speech Link

5. Religious Persecution
11/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: this an occasion to plead a special cause for my faith. The important aspect of this is that it relates - Speech Link
2: opposes another, and consequently that religious faith can be one of the principal causes of religious - Speech Link
3: just demonstrated, is between people of the same faith. That is a challenge to us all. However, there is - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Bahá'í Faith
1. Faith Schools
asked by: Jo Stevens
02/02/2018
... whether he has any plans to revise the inclusivity and community and engagement requirements for new faith schools.

2. Faith Schools
asked by: Lord Storey
31/01/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Yeshiva schools there are in England.

3. Faith Schools
asked by: Bob Blackman
11/12/2017
...What steps she is taking to support the opening of more faith schools.

4. Faith Schools: Gender
asked by: Alicia Kearns
03/03/2020
... what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on ensuring that faith schools encourage equal opportunities and aspirations regardless of a pupil's gender.

5. Yemen: Baha'i Faith
asked by: Ruth Jones
21/09/2020
... what reports he has received on the situation of the Baha'i' community in north Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Alistair Carmichael MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8181.

Email: carmichaela@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sophie Gregory, Bahá'í Community of the UK, 27 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PD. Tel: 020 7019 7785

Email: sophie.gregory@bahai.org.uk

Secretariat:

The Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá'í Community of the UK acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.publicaffairs.bahai.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
The Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá'í Community of the UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Jul 2017
Source
The Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá'í Community of the UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2017 To : 04/07/2018
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Bahá'í Faith APPG

Former APPG Officers
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Louise Ellman Portrait
Louise Ellman
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Louise Ellman Portrait
Louise Ellman
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships