Surprise Celebration of 40 years in Parliament – 40 years since the Liverpool Edge Hill By ElectionFreedom is not “free” it comes at a great price. Yesterday, I was genuinely moved, and taken completely unawares, by a surprise celebration of my 40 years in Parliament, held in Mr.Speaker’s House. Not everyone can hear their obituaries … Continue reading Surprise Celebration of 40 years in Parliament – 40 years since the Liverpool Edge Hill By Election: Freedom is not “free” it comes at a great price.
Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, wrote well on Easter Day about the persecution of Christians. His words were given sombre and stark perspective by the truly shocking carnage in Sri Lanka – but also by further unreported deaths in Nigeria. In northern Nigeria 17 people were killed after a child dedication service in Nassarawa State … Continue reading The Danube Institute Conference on Invisible Victims and Religious Freedom, April 9th, 2019, The Reform Club, London. And what Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, had to say on Easter Sunday about the targeting of Christians
Threat To Murder An Innocent Woman Who Has Languished On Death Row for Nine Years Baroness Williams of Trafford, the Home Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL13272): Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the comments of Hafiz Entisha Ahmed published … Continue reading Threat To Murder An Innocent Woman Who Has Languished On Death Row for Nine Years. Pakistan’s Supreme Court Upholds Their Decision To Free Asia Bibi. Questions asked in Parliament about renewed threats to her life and the role of UK aid in promoting a less discriminatory society. BBC Report.
. November 26th 2018 – Today’s Debate: The 80th anniversary of Kindertransport 6.30 pm Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, there is no one better to have opened tonight’s debate than the noble Lord, Lord Dubs. The 80th anniversary of Kindertransport prompts the question: what would Sir Nicholas Winton, … Continue reading What lessons we can learn from the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport – and from the stories of Sir Nicholas Winton, Trevor Chadwick, Florence Nankivell, Doreen Warriner, Beatrice Wellington, and others involved in organising escape routes for children threatened by Nazism
Religious Freedom In The World Report Launched In Advance of Red Wednesday 2018.The West is failing those persecuted for their Faith. Use Red Wednesday – and the run up to the 70th Anniversary of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – to show solidarity with Asia Bibi and the millions who suffer … Continue reading Religious Freedom In The World Report Launched Ahead of Red Wednesday 2018. How the West is failing those persecuted for their Faith. The Prince of Wales and an Appeal To End Religious Persecution. Links to Remarks by the Patriarchs of the Eastern churches. The 70th Anniversary of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the plight of Asia Bibi and the millions who suffer for their religion or beliefs. http://religious-freedom-report.org/
Inspiring Service – Pembroke College, the University of Oxford. November 23rd, 2018: Principles, Practice, People. Only in Britain would the words “Community Service” be turned into a punishment to be dispensed by the courts. The principle of serving others is a central tenet of citizenship; for Christians it is at the … Continue reading Inspiring Service – Pembroke College, the University of Oxford: Principles, Practice, People.
Red Wednesday will be commemorated in the UK on Wednesday November 28th when churches, schools and public buildings will be lit red – to express solidarity with those persecuted for their faith. This year many will focus on the plight of Asia Bibi who has been exonerated by Pakistan’s highest court, having suffered nine years … Continue reading Why We Should Give Asylum To Asia Bibi – and why, not to do so, flies in the face of everything Britain is supposed to stand for. Question in The House – November 20th 2018. Link to Petition.launch of Religious Freedom In the World Report November 22nd;Support Asia Bibi on Red Wednesday -November 28th. Reply From the Prime Minister.
This link takes you to the story of Iqbal Masih, a 12 years old, incredibly brave, Christian boy in Pakistan who rebelled against his slavery and, as a result, was shot dead. In his short life he managed to influence the lives of many people, and his story deserves to be widely known. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppK4w__Nws0 … Continue reading Pakistan receives an average of £383,000 in British taxpayers’ money each and every single day – £2.8 billion over 20 years – raised with Ministers on the floor of the House. Yet, as Asia Bibi’s case demonstrates, they trample on the rights of minorities; trample on the ideals on which the State was founded; and trample on the rule of law. The U.K. needs to consider sending its daily subvention of £383,000 to a more worthy recipient. Read the latest parliamentary replies. Read the letter from 190 Parliamentarians to Imran Khan calling for Asia Bibi to be allowed to leave the country. Hear the story of Iqbal Masih
Freedom of Religion or Belief In Commonwealth Countries Raised In Parliament and Discussed with Leading Judge From Pakistan It was wonderful to chair a constructive and very positive meeting this morning (April 19th 2018) with Justice (R) Chowhan, Chairman of the National Commission of the Human Rights in Pakistan – who is in London as … Continue reading Freedom of Religion or Belief In Commonwealth Countries Raised In Parliament and Discussed with Leading Judge From Pakistan. Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 – Debate in The House of Lords. References to Free Speech; Persecution of Minorities; Human Rights Violations; Meeting with Sudan’s Opposition Leader; Killings In Nigeria
Speech on Syria: Diplomatic Association Dinner, Bacon House, Washington DC, 11th May 2017 – David Alton I will address three things: The contagious spread of the Genocide against Christians and other minorities; The need for Realism in combatting Islamist ideology; and Upholding the rule of law and Prioritising the safety … Continue reading Washington Speech on Syria: Diplomatic Association Dinner, Bacon House, Washington DC, 11th May 2017; speech on Persecution of Christians, Washington, May 2017;Carnage at Westminster -as parliamentarians hear from some of those who face terror every day of their lives. Link to Milton Lecture on Protecting Fundamental Freedoms Whilst Combating Hate. Easter Attacks on Egypt’s Copts.