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

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15/12/2017 - 17/12/2017

16:00 - 15:00

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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