International Freedom of Religion or Belief APPG

First Registered: 20/05/2020 • Last updated on: 13/05/2024

To raise awareness and profile of international Freedom of Religion or Belief (Article 18, UDHR) as a human right among UK parliamentarians, the media, government and the general public. The group also seeks to increase the effectiveness of the UK's contribution to international institutions charged with enforcing this human right.

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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4 Current APPG Officers
Jim Shannon Portrait
Jim Shannon
Chair & Registered Contact
Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford
Joined: 20th May 2020
Fiona Bruce Portrait
Fiona Bruce
Vice Chair
Conservative - Congleton
Joined: 20th May 2020
Lord Alton of Liverpool Portrait
Lord Alton of Liverpool
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jim Shannon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7160.

Email: jim.shannon.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Julie Jones , APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, Room 80, Upper Committee Corridor South, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2446

Email: Julie.jones@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://appgfreedomofreligionorbelief.org/

Date
4 Feb 2021
Source
National Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG members   From : 04/02/2021 To : 31/05/2021
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jul 2020
Source
National Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG members   From : 01/07/2020 To : 04/02/2021
Value
£4,501
Date
5 Feb 2020
Source
National Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG members   From : 05/02/2020 To : 31/03/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
7 Mar 2024
Source
Open Doors
Value
£2,000
Date
11 Jan 2024
Source
The Church of Jesus Christ
Value
£15,000
Date
27 Oct 2023
Source
Religious Freedom Institute
Value
£2,050
Date
12 Oct 2023
Source
The Church of Jesus Christ
Value
£2,400
Date
18 Aug 2023
Source
ADF International
Value
£2,375
Date
16 May 2023
Source
Brigham Young University
Value
£30,100
Date
20 Mar 2023
Source
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
Value
£2,400
Date
17 Mar 2023
Source
Brigham Young University
Value
£2,400
Date
14 Nov 2022
Source
Ahmadiyya Muslims
Value
£9,424
Date
31 Aug 2021
Source
Brigham Young University – ICLRS
Value
£19,920
Date
7 Jun 2021
Source
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Value
£2,400
Date
21 May 2021
Source
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United Kingdom
Value
£2,400
Date
21 May 2021
Source
Brigham Young University London
Value
£2,400
Date
4 Mar 2021
Source
Bellwether International
Value
£2,400
Date
4 Mar 2021
Source
Religious Freedom Institute
Value
£2,400
Date
13 Nov 2020
Source
Coptic Orthodox Church Centre
Value
£2,400
Date
1 Nov 2020
Source
Mosaic Middle East
Value
£1,600
Date
21 Oct 2020
Source
Mankind is My Business (via Religious Freedom Institute)
Value
£73,586
Date
14 Oct 2020
Source
Humanists UK
Value
£2,400
Date
6 Oct 2020
Source
National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom
Value
£2,400
Date
29 Sep 2020
Source
Mankind is My Business (via Religious Freedom Institute)
Value
£4,924
Date
1 Sep 2020
Source
The Buddhist Society
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Sep 2020
Source
Middle East Concern
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Sep 2020
Source
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Sep 2020
Source
Release International
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Sep 2020
Source
Aid to the Church in Need
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Sep 2020
Source
Open Doors UK and Ireland
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Sep 2020
Source
Al-Khoei Foundation
Value
£1,600
Date
26 Aug 2020
Source
Brigham Young University London
Value
£2,400
Date
30 Jul 2020
Source
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Value
£2,400
Former APPG Officers
Baroness Cox Portrait
Baroness Cox
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 6th March 2024
1 APPG Membership
Armenia
George Howarth Portrait
George Howarth
Vice Chair
Labour - Knowsley
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 24th January 2024
Taiwo Owatemi Portrait
Taiwo Owatemi
Vice Chair
Labour - Coventry North West
Joined: 4th May 2022
Departed: 24th January 2024
2 APPG Memberships
Life Sciences , Pharmacy
Afzal Khan Portrait
Afzal Khan
Vice Chair
Labour - Manchester, Gorton
Joined: 4th May 2022
Departed: 24th January 2024
Navendu Mishra Portrait
Navendu Mishra
Vice Chair
Labour - Stockport
Joined: 4th May 2022
Departed: 24th January 2024
Derek Thomas Portrait
Derek Thomas
Vice Chair
Conservative - St Ives
Joined: 4th May 2022
Departed: 24th January 2024
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 4th May 2022
Departed: 24th January 2024
No other APPG Memberships
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 4th May 2022
Departed: 24th January 2024
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 4th May 2022
Departed: 24th January 2024
Brendan O'Hara Portrait
Brendan O'Hara
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 24th January 2024
Alexander Stafford Portrait
Alexander Stafford
Vice Chair
Conservative - Rother Valley
Joined: 16th December 2020
Departed: 24th January 2024
Tommy Sheppard Portrait
Tommy Sheppard
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East
Joined: 16th December 2020
Departed: 24th January 2024
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Vice Chair
Independent - Lagan Valley
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 24th January 2024
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Portrait
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 24th January 2024
No other APPG Memberships
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 24th January 2024
2 APPG Memberships
British Sikhs , Dominica
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Treasurer
Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 17th May 2023
Christian Matheson Portrait
Christian Matheson
Secretary
Independent - Former Member for City of Chester
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 19th October 2022
No other APPG Memberships
Imran Ahmad Khan Portrait
Imran Ahmad Khan
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Wakefield
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 23rd March 2022
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Anelay of St Johns Portrait
Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
2 APPG Memberships
Death Penalty , United Nations
Lord Suri Portrait
Lord Suri
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
No other APPG Memberships