Religion in the Media APPG

First Registered: 21/07/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To improve religious literacy in media and politics and to provide a platform where the regulatory, commercial and cultural factors which influence depictions of faith can be discussed.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Religion in the Media

1. To closely monitor the media to ensure that they present a balanced argument
08/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: would like to see the government monitoring the media to ensure that the way in which it presents its

2. International Freedom of Religion or Belief
20/05/2020 - APPGs

Found: Freedom of Religion or Belief (Article 18, UDHR) as a human right among UK parliamentarians, the media, government

3. UN Human Rights Council: United Kingdom 2021 to 2023 candidate
03/03/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: standing up for freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief; bolstering democratic values and supporting

4. RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION OF AHMADI MUSLIMS IN INDONESIA
25/01/2016 - Early Day Motions

Found: further notes that, according to local Indonesian media, over the last few years those who follow the Ahmadiyya

5. IMPRESS - written evidence
24/04/2018 - Inquiry: Hate crime and its violent consequences - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: to discuss anti-Muslim sentiments in the print media. The Committee has subsequently asked for written

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Religion in the Media

1. Nigeria: Religious Violence
21/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide?, published - Speech Link
2: House. We condemn incidents of violence where religion is erroneously used to justify the worst of crimes - Speech Link
3: exploited by those divisive voices who erroneously use religion to divide people, and we will continue to condemn - Speech Link

2. Definition of Islamophobia
16/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Muslimness.”It is true that Islam is a religion—a set of beliefs and ideas—and that Muslims are - Speech Link
2: already covers discrimination based on race and religion, but what we are dealing with is not just a challenge - Speech Link
3: other hate crime, we must ensure that the social media companies take their responsibility seriously? Only - Speech Link

3. Persecution of Ahmadis
23/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: means “deserving to be killed”, in the Pakistani media and by religious and political leaders. The recent - Speech Link
2: speech. I pay tribute to his work on freedom of religion and belief, including in promoting and protecting - Speech Link
3: Many of these activities take place on social media. We will be bringing forward an online harms Bill - Speech Link

4. Islamophobia
13/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: for anyone to feel unsafe while practising their religion. We continue to take a zero-tolerance approach - Speech Link
2: or an Islamic practice, so conflating race and religion in conflict with any definition could cause confusion - Speech Link
3: for anyone to feel unsafe while practising their religion and the Government will never allow prejudice - Speech Link

5. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
24/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: internationally and in the UK, through the media, social media and otherwise; notes with concern the past - Speech Link
2: internationally and in the UK, through the media, social media and otherwise; notes with concern the past - Speech Link
3: of them were tried on charges related to their religion, and were given sentences ranging from fines to - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Religion in the Media
1. Religion: Coronavirus
asked by: Ruth Jones
13/05/2020
... (b) Wales and (c) the UK who have lost income as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

2. Religion: Education
asked by: Luke Pollard
27/07/2020
... what guidance his Department plans to publish on the provision of Religious Education in the curriculum after the full reopening of schools during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

3. Religion: Education
asked by: Luke Pollard
27/07/2020
... what guidance his Department plans to publish on the provision of Religious Education teaching for pupils who choose not to opt for that subject as an examination subject at Key Stage Four after the full reopening of schools during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

4. Religion: Education
asked by: Luke Pollard
27/07/2020
... what plans he has to ensure that all pupils receive their entitlement to religious education after schools are reopened as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased; and if he will make a statement.

5. Religion: Education
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
22/07/2020
... what level of religious education is legally required to have been achieved by the time a student reaches 16 at (a) maintained and (b) academic schools.

Latest Questions
18 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Butler-Sloss Portrait
Baroness Butler-Sloss
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Lord Parekh Portrait
Lord Parekh
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
1 APPG Membership
University of Hull
Lord Harries of Pentregarth Portrait
Lord Harries of Pentregarth
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
3 APPG Memberships
Dalits , Georgia , West Papua
Charlotte Nichols Portrait
Charlotte Nichols
Vice Chair
Labour - Warrington North
Joined: 20th May 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Future of Retail , Hydrogen , Nuclear Energy , Pubs
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 21st July 2016
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Yasmin Qureshi MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7019.

Email: yasmin.qureshi.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Joshua Ames Blackaby, Office of Yasmin Qureshi MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 07739 393 753

Email: josh.amesblackaby@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://www.appgreligioninmedia.uk/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Religion in the Media APPG

Financial Benefits Received
Date
24 Aug 2020
Source
Safera Foundation
Value
£12,000
Date
22 Apr 2020
Source
Penny Appeal
Value
£12,000
Former APPG Officers
Lord Hussain Portrait
Lord Hussain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Secretary
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017