News from the All-Party Parliamentary Group

Discussion on Leadership in Religion and Politics

The APPG held a lively panel discussion at Parliament focusing on leadership in religion and politics on 25th February this year. The panel consisted of MPs Stephen Timms (Chair of the APPG), Steve Double (Vice chair of APPG) and we were joined by Gareth Wallace (director of Conservative Christian Fellowship and Christians in Politics). The discussion was chaired by Daniel Singleton, National Executive Director of FaithAction, which is the secretariat for the APPG. The event was attended by students from King’s College London and lecturer Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas.

The MPs talked about a variety of topics, such as how faith affects their political views and values and if the Establishment is a good or bad thing.  The university students then put questions to the panel, with subjects ranging from current topics such as sex education in schools, to what advice they would give to students interested in a career in politics.

The minutes of the meeting can be found here.