Monthly Archives: October 2014

Westminster Debate: Religion & Human Rights

Welcome to our next event, which takes place on November 18th in The House of Commons.  The debate, “Religious Power: Risk & Regulation”, will examine religious authority, its regulation and the extent to which that regulation has failed to safeguard against human rights breaches in the UK.

The rise in child abuse cases within a Faith context in the UK has been startling. With the onset of several high profile cases each detailing alarming levels of abuse nationwide, this debate asks: what are the reasons behind these worrying developments and do our religious organisations in the UK have the tools and the structures in place to safeguard against phenomena like child sexual abuse, FGM, forced marriage and grooming in all its forms?


In line with the government’s inquiry into child abuse, this debate seeks to explore the issues above and inform the inquiry by providing a platform for evidence gathering and discussion.

This Westminster Debate is co-hosted by City of London Interfaith, Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors (MACSAS), The Hindu Muslim Forum and Imams and Rabbis Council of the United Kingdom (Children of Abraham).

Simply click on the links below to access all the latest information on this debate:

The debate starts at 6pm and is an open event, so if you would like to attend, please call Natasha on 07769 647 983, or email Natasha at to reserve your seats. Thank you.

If you are attending, please remember that it may take up to 30 minutes to pass through Security at The House of Commons.