Religion or Belief APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 05/11/2019

Note: This APPG was last registered on 5th Nov 2019. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 4th May 2022 and may be defunct.

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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Former APPG Members
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Co-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
John Baron Portrait
John Baron
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Basildon and Billericay
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
British Council
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Portrait
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Vice-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Cox Portrait
Baroness Cox
Vice-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Treasurer
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Secretary
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
83 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Belgium , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Caribbean , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Luxembourg , Maldives , Media , Montserrat , New Towns , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Religion in the Media , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
George Howarth Portrait
George Howarth
Secretary
Labour - Knowsley
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Suri Portrait
Lord Suri
Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
British Sikhs
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Berridge Portrait
Baroness Berridge
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
George Howarth Portrait
George Howarth
Secretary
Labour - Knowsley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 8th May 2019
Gavin Shuker Portrait
Gavin Shuker
Co-Chair
Independent - Former Member for Luton South
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Eilidh Whiteford Portrait
Eilidh Whiteford
Secretary
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Banff and Buchan
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Date
1 Jun 2019
Source
National Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG members   From : 01/06/2019 To : 31/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Apr 2019
Source
National Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG members   From : 01/04/2019 To : 31/05/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
2 Jan 2019
Source
Aid to the Church in Need
Description
Accommodation, flights and food costs for a visit to Lebanon   From : 02/01/2019 To : 07/01/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
1 Oct 2018
Source
Pakistani National Commission for Human Rights
Description
Accommodation, travel and food costs during a visit to Pakistan (Lahore and Islamabad)   From : 01/10/2018 To : 04/10/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
27 Sep 2018
Source
Brunel Law School
Description
Accommodation, flights, visa, travel and food costs for a visit to Pakistan (Lahore and Islamabad)   From : 27/09/2018 To : 04/10/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Sep 2018
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG   From : 01/09/2018 To : 23/10/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
4 Apr 2018
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG   From : 04/04/2018 To : 31/08/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
3 Nov 2017
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG   From : 03/11/2017 To : 03/04/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
3 Nov 2017
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG   From : 04/11/2017 To : 03/04/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Aug 2017
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for international meetings attended by members of the APPG   From : 01/08/2017 To : 03/11/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
10 Dec 2016
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for round table meeting   From : 10/12/2016 To : 10/03/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
15 Aug 2016
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for event and conference   From : 15/08/2016 To : 25/10/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
2 Nov 2015
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for event and conference   From : 02/11/2015 To : 01/05/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
8 Jun 2015
Source
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG participation in event held in New York   From : 08/06/2015 To : 02/10/2015
Value
£3,001
Date
8 Jun 2015
Source
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG participation in an event held in New York from 17-19 September 2015   From : 08/06/2015 To : 02/10/2015
Value
£3,001
Date
1 May 2015
Source
Church of England
Description
Administrative assistance for APPG participation in an event held in New York from 17-19 September 2015   From : 01/05/2015 To : 01/11/2015
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Cathedral Innovation Centre
Description
Financial and accounting services   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/08/2015
Value
£1,501
Date
25 Jul 2019
Source
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Value
£2,400
Date
19 Jul 2019
Source
Brigham Young University
Value
£2,400
Date
17 Jul 2019
Source
British Humanist Association
Value
£2,400
Date
10 Jul 2019
Source
National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the UK
Value
£2,400
Date
1 Apr 2019
Source
CSW
Value
£1,600
Date
15 Mar 2019
Source
St Michael's Chester Square
Value
£1,600
Date
15 Mar 2019
Source
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK
Value
£1,600
Date
15 Mar 2019
Source
The Ismail Centre London
Value
£1,600
Date
4 Mar 2019
Source
Aid to the Church in Need
Value
£1,600
Date
4 Mar 2019
Source
Middle East Concern
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2019
Source
The Buddhist Society
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2019
Source
Al-Khoei Foundation
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2019
Source
Open Doors UK and Ireland
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2019
Source
Release International
Value
£1,600
Date
28 Sep 2018
Source
The Cross Trust
Value
£37,500
Date
20 Jul 2018
Source
National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the UK
Value
£2,400
Date
9 Jul 2018
Source
Humanist UK
Value
£2,400
Date
15 May 2018
Source
Hindu Matters in Britain
Value
£2,500
Date
23 Apr 2018
Source
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Value
£2,400
Date
3 Apr 2018
Source
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Value
£1,600
Date
15 Mar 2018
Source
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK
Value
£1,600
Date
15 Mar 2018
Source
St Michael's Church, Chester Square
Value
£1,600
Date
15 Mar 2018
Source
The Ismaili Centre, London
Value
£1,600
Date
2 Mar 2018
Source
Aid to the Church in Need
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2018
Source
The Buddhist Society
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2018
Source
The Al-Khoei Foundation
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2018
Source
Open Doors (UK & Ireland)
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Mar 2018
Source
Release International
Value
£1,600
Date
30 Jan 2018
Source
Coptic Orthodox Church Centre
Value
£2,400
Date
1 Dec 2017
Source
Brigham Young University
Value
£5,300
Date
10 Aug 2017
Source
Cross Trust
Value
£37,500
Date
4 Aug 2017
Source
Bishop Radford Trust
Value
£15,000
Date
13 Mar 2017
Source
Interserve England & Wales
Value
£2,000
Date
17 Jan 2017
Source
Hindu Matters in Britain
Value
£2,400
Date
6 Dec 2016
Source
Imam Al-Khoei Founation
Value
£1,600
Date
1 Nov 2016
Source
The Buddhist Society
Value
£2,200
Date
1 Nov 2016
Source
Open Doors UK and Ireland
Value
£2,200
Date
1 Nov 2016
Source
Aid to the Church in Need
Value
£2,000
Date
1 Nov 2016
Source
Release International
Value
£2,200
Date
31 Oct 2016
Source
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Value
£2,000
Date
21 Oct 2016
Source
Bishop Radford Trust
Value
£10,000
Date
17 Oct 2016
Source
St Michael's Chester Square
Value
£2,000
Date
17 Oct 2016
Source
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK
Value
£2,000
Date
3 Jun 2016
Source
Brigham Young University (based in the USA) via Interserve
Value
£10,000
Date
18 Apr 2016
Source
British Humanist Association
Value
£2,400
Date
22 Mar 2016
Source
National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of the UK
Value
£2,400
Date
11 Feb 2016
Source
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Value
£2,400
Date
1 Feb 2016
Source
Coptic Orthodox Church Centre
Value
£2,400
Date
6 Oct 2015
Source
Interserve
Value
£7,350
Date
17 Sep 2015
Source
Interserve
Value
£30,400
Date
1 Sep 2015
Source
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Value
£1,600
Date
28 Aug 2015
Source
CCJO Rene Cassin
Value
£1,600
Date
24 Aug 2015
Source
Church of Jesus Christ and Latterday Saints
Value
£1,800
Date
17 Aug 2015
Source
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
Value
£1,600
Date
3 Aug 2015
Source
Aid to Church in Need
Value
£1,600
Date
3 Aug 2015
Source
Open Doors
Value
£1,600
Date
3 Aug 2015
Source
Release International
Value
£1,600
Date
3 Aug 2015
Source
Buddhist Society
Value
£2,000
Date
1 Jun 2015
Source
British Humanist
Value
£1,800
Date
17 Mar 2015
Source
Mr Amin Mawji
Value
£2,400