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Baroness Warsi arrives in Washington to make key intervention on religious freedom

Senior FCO Minister Baroness Warsi arrived in Washington for a two-day visit focusing on religious freedom.

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Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi

At Georgetown University tomorrow (Friday), the Minister will make a key intervention on the international response to the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities - something she has dubbed “a global crisis”.

Baroness Warsi, who is also the UK’s first Minister for Faith, will call for unity in confronting the intolerance and sectarianism that leads to minority communities being persecuted around the world, including a “mass exodus” of Christians.

She will set out her vision for a cross-faith, cross-continent response to the problem, with a positive, practical focus on promoting the benefits of religious plurality to societies.

Georgetown is home to some of the world’s leading academics on freedom of religion or belief.

The speech will follow an event on religious freedom hosted at the Council on Foreign Relations. The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Marshall, visiting professor at Berkley Centre for Religion at Georgetown University.

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Published 14 November 2013
Last updated 15 November 2013 + show all updates
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