Standing up for religious freedom: What it looks like and why we should fight for it
Wednesday 19th May at 6pm
Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. Be it the place of religious faith in the public square, the right to express views informed by religious beliefs, the right to convert or even freedom of worship, there is a growing awareness that this liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on. More needs to be done to stand up for faith and freedom.
ACN is joining forces with Catholic Voices (CV) to host a webinar on Wednesday, 19th May at 6pm – a unique opportunity to frame the question of religious freedom in the context of current events which have made the issue increasingly topical – growing religious persecution in countries such as China and Nigeria, international relations, COVID restrictions and digital media. Guest speakers include Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC of the Shaws, Professor Lord David Alton of Liverpool and Seminary rector Father Habila Daboh, of Kaduna, Nigeria, who will give testimony following the abduction of four of his students, the youngest of whom, Michael Nnadi, was killed at just 18 years old.