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Emerging International Leaders Programme on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB)

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Date
02/02/2018 - 04/02/2018

Time
16:00 - 15:00

Location
Cumberland Lodge


Cumberland Lodge’s Emerging International Leaders Programme on FoRB will equip future leaders and opinion formers with the skills and insight necessary to drive debate, influence policy and build a powerful global network.

It responds to the fact that around three-quarters of the world’s population lives in countries that restrict such freedoms or fail to protect them.

Open to postgraduate students on a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship, it aims to empower Scholars to become advocates of human rights in their universities and home countries. Through a series of three two day residential retreats held at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, the 50 Scholars selected for the programme will explore FoRB in a contemporary, global context, focusing on:

  • Why is freedom of religion or belief important?
  • How does freedom of religion or belief intersect with other freedoms?
  • What are the successes/failings of existing national and international policies on freedom of religion or belief?
  • How can existing human rights frameworks be supplemented, supported and implemented?

During the programme, participants have the chance to engage in multi-disciplinary discussions with academics, advocates, religious leaders, policymakers and activitists.

It will be an interactive programme of lectures, workshops, and peer-to-peer learning as well as ongoing networking opportunities to encourage collaboration and dialogue throughout the year and beyond the scope of the year-long programme itself.

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