International Freedom of Religion or Belief APPG

First Registered: 20/05/2020 • Last updated on: 07/08/2020

Official Page

To raise awareness and profile of international Freedom of Religion or Belief (Article 18, UDHR) as a human right among UK parliamentarians, the media, government and the general public. The group also seeks to increase the effectiveness of the UK's contribution to international institutions charged with enforcing this human right.


Current Members
Name Role Party Date Joined
Jim Shannon Chair & Registered Contact Democratic Unionist Party (Strangford) 20 May 2020
Baroness Cox Co-Chair Crossbench 20 May 2020
Preet Kaur Gill Co-Chair Labour (Co-op) (Birmingham, Edgbaston) 20 May 2020
Lord Alton of Liverpool Vice Chair Crossbench 20 May 2020
Fiona Bruce Vice Chair Conservative (Congleton) 20 May 2020
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Vice Chair Crossbench 20 May 2020
Lord Suri Vice Chair Conservative 20 May 2020
Baroness Anelay of St Johns Vice Chair Conservative (Basildon and Billericay) 20 May 2020
Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson Vice Chair Democratic Unionist Party (Lagan Valley) 20 May 2020
Dr Lisa Cameron Treasurer Scottish National Party (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) 20 May 2020
Sir George Howarth Secretary Labour (Knowsley) 20 May 2020
Brendan O'Hara Secretary Scottish National Party (Argyll and Bute) 20 May 2020
Christian Matheson Secretary Labour (City of Chester) 20 May 2020
International Freedom of Religion or Belief APPG Contact Details as of 7 Aug 2020

Registered Contact:

Jim Shannon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7160. Email: jim.shannon.mp@parliament.uk.

Public Enquiry Point:

Amro Hussain, APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, Room 80, Upper Committee Corridor South, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2446. Email: amro.hussain@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://appgfreedomofreligionorbelief.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date Source Value Benefit Received
1 Jul 2020 National Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Administrative assistance for APPG members   From : 01/07/2020 To : 04/02/2021 £4,501
5 Feb 2020 National Public Affairs Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Administrative assistance for APPG members   From : 05/02/2020 To : 31/03/2020 £1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the International Freedom of Religion or Belief APPG