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Clare is currently Programme Coordinator for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation at the World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland. An Anglican Christian and a UK citizen, prior to moving to Geneva in autumn 2011 Clare worked for the Anglican Communion Office in London, with responsibility for theological education and interfaith concerns. Clare is a biblical scholar by background and both personally and professionally interested in the  question of the impact of religious texts on the current political and religious situation in the Middle East, where she and her husband, Alan, lived for a number of years. While living in St Julien Clare and Alan worship at Holy Trinity Church, part of the Church of England Diocese of Europe.

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Bishop of Leeds Nick Baines, Yorkshire & the Dales DioceseNick Baines

Nick is the Bishop of Leeds (for the Diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales). He was previously Bishop of Bradford (2011-14), and before that was Bishop of Croydon. He read German and French at Bradford University and, before ordination, worked as a Russian linguist at GCHQ. Nick Baines became a member of the House of Lords in 2014. He has represented the Archbishop of Canterbury at international faith conferences and is the English Co-chair of the Meissen Commission which develops relationships between the Church of England and the Protestant Church in Germany.

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Mark Betson

Mark is the Rural and Environment Officer for the Diocese of Chichester and works with the Farming Community Network (FCN) as their Regional Director in the South East.

Prior to this he was and Environmental Scientist with the consulting firm ADAS advising organisations like DEFRA.

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NigelBiggarNigel Biggar

Nigel is Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology at Christ Church Oxford and the Director of the McDonald Center for Theology, Ethics and Public Life. He holds a B.A. (Hons) in Modern History from the University of Oxford; a Master of Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver, Canada; and an M.A. in Religious Studies, and a Ph.D. in Christian Theology, from the University of Chicago. Among his current research interests are: the ethics of nationalism and empire; the ethics of individual rights and of jurisprudence about them; ‘just war’ reasoning; the principle of double effect and the ethics of killing; the concept of proportionality; the moral vocation of universities; and the relationship between (Christian) religious concepts and moral life.


Philip BoothPhilip Booth

Philip is Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. From 2002-2015 he was Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School. Previously, Philip Booth worked for the Bank of England as an advisor on financial stability issues. He has written widely, including a number of books, on investment, finance, social insurance and pensions as well as on the relationship between Catholic social teaching and economics. Philip is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

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Gerry represented the Diocese of Canterbury as a lay member of the Church of England’s General Synod. He is seeking re-election in November.

In May 2015 he stood as the UKIP Candidate for Ashford in the 2015 General Election. Gerry has lived in Kent for 20 years and works as the director of communications for a charity.

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Jonathan BoardmanJonathan Boardman

Jonathan has been Chaplain at All Saints’ since November 1999. Educated at Oxford, Cambridge and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, he was ordained in Liverpool where he served his curacy. Precentor of St Albans Cathedral between 1993 and 1996, he then served as Team Rector of Catford and Downham, and Rural Dean of East Lewisham, both in South London. Since working in Rome he developed the role of Senior Tutor at the Anglican Centre, playing a part in the planning and delivery of the Centre’s annual academic programme. He contributes an occasional diary piece to the Church Times. He has written two books: Umbria: A Cultural History in 2012 and Rome, a Literary and Cultural Companion (second edition ) in 2006 – both published by Signal. He is also Archdeacon for Italy and Malta in 2009 and a canon of Malta Cathedral in 2007. He served on the General Synod of the Church of England from 2005 -2010. He is currently also Priest in Charge of St Anthony Anglican Church, Padova.

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David BurrowesDavid Burrowes

David is a Conservative Member of Parliament of Parliament for Enfield Southgate a position he has held since May 2005. David has previously held positions as Shadow Justice Minister, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister to the Cabinet Office, and Rt Hon Oliver Letwin, Minister responsible for Government Policy. David is currently Executive Member of the 1922 Committee and member of the Home Affairs Select Committee. David is also the Chairman of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and an active member of his local church with his wife Janet and six children.

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Guy is the Research Director at the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge. He joined the Jubilee Centre in 2006 as a part-time researcher and author and is now its Research Director and resident author. He is a trained counsellor and freelance writer, and has a degree, MPhil and PhD in Old Testament theology from Cambridge University. He is married with two children.

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Francis CampbellFrancis Campbell

Since 1997 Francis has been as a member of HM Diplomatic Service.  Postings covered the European Union, the United Nations Security Council in New York, Italy and at the FCO in London.  Between 1999 and 2003, he served on the staff of the then Prime Minister Tony Blair, first as a Policy Adviser in the No 10 Policy Unit and then as a Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs. He also served on secondment with Amnesty International as the Senior Director of Policy. Between 2005 and 2011 he served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See and he served as Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, based in Karachi between 2011 and 2013. His most recent appointment was the Head of the Policy Unit in the FCO and Director of Innovation at UKTI. In 2014 he was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

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Jonathan Chaplin

Jonathan Chaplin is Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE), Cambridge, a member of the Cambridge University Divinity Faculty and a Senior Fellow of Cardus. He is a specialist in Christian political thought. His latest book, co-edited with Gary Wilton, is God and the EU: Faith in the European Project (Routledge, forthcoming).

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Most Rev David ChillingworthDavid Chillingworth

David is Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. H was born in Dublin and grew up in Northern Ireland.   He was a student at Trinity College, Dublin, and trained for ministry at Oriel College, Oxford and Ripon College, Cuddesdon.  He was ordained in 1976 and spent the next 29 years in the ministry of the Church of Ireland.  Most of that time was spent in places which were deeply affected by the continuing community conflict – particularly the last 19 years which he spent as Rector of Seagoe Parish, Portadown.  In 2005, he was elected Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and moved to Scotland.   In 2009, be became Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Throughout his ministry, Bishop David has given a high priority to communication.  He is a regular broadcaster and for the last ten years has written a blog at www.bishopdavid.net.  He is married to Alison and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.

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Tim Crossgeneral-tim-cross

Major General (Retired) Tim Cross CBE served in the British Army at every level, from leading a small Bomb Disposal Team in Northern Ireland to commanding a Division of 30,000. He also served in Iraq, Kuwait and the Balkans. He was appointed CBE for his work in leading the NATO response to the Kosovo Humanitarian crisis. Retiring in January 2007 Tim was the Army Adviser to the UK House of Commons Defence Committee for 5 years. He is a Local Lay Minister in the Church of England and the Chairman of the Board of Theos – a public theology Think Tank. He is a Visiting Professor at three UK Universities and is the President of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. A Trustee of the Leadership Trust – where he is also a Tutor – and a Defence Adviser to a number of UK/International Companies, Tim is an itinerant preacher and international speaker.

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Patrick Curran

Patrick is the chaplain of Christ Church, Vienna, Austria with a ministry that includes small congregations in Klagenfurt, Ljubljana and Zagreb. His parents, father British and mother German, met in northern Germany after the World War II. For the past thirteen years Patrick was also the archdeacon of the Eastern archdeaconry in the Diocese in Europe, which includes the Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Russia to name a few. He has lived, studied and worked in four different countries: England, Germany, Canada and the Austria. He is married with two adult daughters.

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Alison ElliotAlison Elliot

Alison’s work engages with the university, civil society and the church. Formerly a lecturer in cognitive psychology, she is currently an Honorary Fellow and Associate Director at the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at New College, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. In 2004 she became the first woman to be appointed Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. She was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in 2009, having represented the Church of Scotland on its Central Committee for 12 years. She has been Convener of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and is a Trustee of Volunteering Matters. She was a member of the Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services in Scotland (the Christie Commission) and has chaired a review of land reform for the Scottish Government. She holds a OBE and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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EvansSuzanne Evans

Suzanne is Deputy Chairman of UKIP. She wrote the party’s 2015 General Election manifesto and is the author of ‘Why Vote UKIP 2015.’ She has a degree in Religious Studies from the University of Lancaster and worked for many years as a religious affairs reporter for the BBC.

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AJGAndrew Gready

For the last three years, Andrew as been chaplain to the Anglican Church in The Hague. Before this, we were in Cape Town, South Africa – he has spent 25 years of my life in Southern Africa, and 25 years in the UK. He is married to Marion, who is a nurse, and they have three sons in different parts of the world. Throughout his ministry, he has sought to bring together church and community – he has been involved in various chaplaincy ministries in the areas where he has served. He is a bit of a sports fanatic, find gardening very therapeutic, and is currently studying for a Masters through Cranmer Hall, Durham.

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Clive Fairclough Clive Fairclough

Clive has had multiple careers. His first career was as a professional soldier serving in the Artillery in the British Army. His second career was as a professional fundraiser. He was ordained priest in 2004 in Salisbury Cathedral. He is happily married to Jo. He is currently serving as Chaplain to St Andrew’s Anglican Church and the British Embassy in Moscow. He is also the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Apokrisarios to Patriarch Kirill.


Serge FornerodSerge

Serge is the Director of the Department of International Relations at the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, Berne. He was the Moderator of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches from 2010 and 2014). For 9 years he was a pastor with the Evangelical Reformed Church in the Swiss Canton of Vaud (1986-1995).

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Sally is the Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council and is the Associate Minister at Dunblane Cathedral. Sally is originally from South Carolina, and studied divinity at Columbia Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and Trinity College Glasgow. She was ordained into her first charge as minister of Camelon Irving Parish Church in Falkirk. Sally is an ACT Alliance Climate Change Ambassador and has written books of prayers and reflection for Holy Week and Advent published by Wild Goose Publications. She is a regular contributor to Scottish television and radio broadcast

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Philip Giddings

Philip was Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading until his retirement in 2011, with research interests in public administration, Parliament and the Ombudsman. From 1985 to 2015 he was a member of the General Synod, chairing the Mission and Public Affairs Division and its Council from 2003 to 2013 and serving as Chair of the House of Laity from 2010-15.

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Katrin Hatzinger (002)Katrin Hatzinger

Since 2008, Katrin has been the director of the representation of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in Brussels. She studied law at the University of Bielefeld where she specialized on public international and European law. Katrin is editor of the quarterly policy brief of the Brussels Office (EKD-Europa-Informationen) and represents her church in the broadcasting council of the German broadcasting station Deutschlandradio. Moreover, she is a member of the Kammer für Migration und Integration des Rates der EKD (Chamber on Migration and Integration of the EKD Council) and secretary of the Working group on EU legislation of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). She is an Alumni of the MMF program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Her latest publication is “Mehr als ein kritisches Gegenüber Zur Rolle der evangelischen Kirche auf europäischer Ebene” in: Religion, Macht, Politik (Hrsg: Roland Herpich, Patrick R. Schnabel and Andreas Goetze, Berlin 2015) and together with Patrick Roger Schnabel an article on “Konfessionsübergreifende Ökumene” in Handbuch des Europäischen Kirchenrechts (Hrsg: von Heinrich de Wall, Hans Michael Heinig, Hans Ulrich Anke) which is supposed to be published in 2016.

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KHKaty Hayward

Katy is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in Queen’s University Belfast. She holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UU Magee and a PhD from University College Dublin. Her teaching and research use political sociology to explore key issues of conflict and change on the island of Ireland. Notable publications include Nationalism, Territory, and Organized Violence (with Niall Ó Dochartaigh, 2013), Political Discourse and Conflict Resolution (with Catherine O’Donnell, 2011), and Making and Breaking Ireland (with Elizabeth Meehan and Niall Ó Dochartaigh, forthcoming). Katy is particularly committed to fostering meaningful partnerships between universities and NGOs in the field of conflict transformation.

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Adrian Hilton

Adrian is a political theologian, educationalist and commentator on politics, religion, culture and the arts. He is a former parliamentary candidate and policy adviser to ministers and shadow ministers. He is founder and editor of the award-winning eponymous blog ‘Archbishop Cranmer’, and has also written for ConservativeHome, The Spectator, Guardian and Daily Mail. He lectures in the UK and the US on politics and philosophy, and holds a Guinness World Record. Most recently, he founded ‘Christians For Britain’ which he co-chairs with the Rev’d Giles Fraser – “praying for EU sense.. preparing to leave”.

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Robert Innes

Robert Innes

Robert is Bishop of the Diocese in Europe. He is also the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the EU. He has lived in Brussels for the last 10 years. Before moving to Belgium, he was in ministry in County Durham.

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Christopher Jage-BowlerJage Bowler

Christopher is the Anglican Priest in Berlin, and co-chair of the Council of Anglican and Episcopal Churches in Germany. A former University Chaplain in Bristol he is currently involved in welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Berlin. He introduced Vicars vs Imams Football to Germany in 2006, and is now working with other religious bodies to set up an inter-faith network of churches and other religious houses in Berlin that recognize the need for spaces for silence in the city.

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Jāna is the chaplain of St Saviour’s Anglican Church in Riga Latvia. She was installed to this post in October 2014. Prior to taking up this post she served as the bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain taking office in January 2009.  She  is the daughter of the Latvian composer Albert Jerums and was in exile with her family during the communist era. She studied biochemistry at Univeristy College London and trained to become a nurse before feeling called to the priesthood, studying at North Thames Ministerial Training Course at Oak Hill Theological College and being ordained in 1997. Prior to becoming a bishop, she was a pastor in the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Great Britain. She is probably the only woman Bishop in the world who speaks both Latvian and Swahili; her passions outside the church include cricket, music and politics.

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WernerWerner Jeanrond

Werner is Master of St Benet’s Hall in the University of Oxford. Born at Saarbrücken in 1955, he studied theology, German, and education at the Universities of the Saarland, Regensburg and Chicago. He taught systematic theology at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Lund in Sweden, and the University of Glasgow before taking up his present appointment in 2012. His books and articles in theology and hermeneutics have been translated into many languages. A Theology of Love was published in London in 2010 with translations into Swedish, Danish, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. Presently, he is completing a book on Reasons to Hope.

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DAV3Dave Landrum

Dave is the Director of Advocacy at the UK Evangelical Alliance where his work involves public policy, theology, research and media. He is a frequent contributor on Christian and secular media debates on a range of social issues. He previously worked in parliament for 10 years and has a PhD in policy sociology with a focus on citizenship and national identity. Dave has an interest in Christian social and political engagement, public leadership, religious liberty, identity in plural society, post-secularism and post-liberalism. Most recently he published ‘The Problems of Progress’, in Geary, I & Pabst, A (Eds) (2015) Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics. Being from Liverpool, he naturally supports Everton.

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Tim Livesey

Tim Livesey

Tim is a former diplomat. He was a senior adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the Archbishop of Westminster Cormac Murphy O’Connor. Until recently he was Chief of Staff to the leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband MP.

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Peter LudlowPeter Ludlow

Peter is the chairman of EuroComment and co-chairman with Antonio Vitorino of the European Strategy Forum. After fifteen years teaching International History in the University of London and at the European University Institute in Florence, he was Founding Director of CEPS (the Centre for European Policy Studies) in Brussels from 1981 to 2001. He has written and edited numerous books and articles on international history and European integration and has since 2000 been the privileged but non-official historian of the European Council.

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Tuomas MäkipääHelsinki

Tuomas is a priest of the Anglican Church in Finland. He is a native Finn who studied theology at the University of Helsinki. His plan was to seek ordination in the Lutheran Church in Finland but eventually was called to serve in the Anglican Church under the Porvoo Agreement, an ecumenical document signed by Anglicans and Lutherans. He was ordained in 2010 and was elected to the General Synod of the Church of England in October 2015.

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LM CA officialLoretta Minghella

Loretta joined Christian Aid as the Chief Executive in 2010. She is a lawyer by training who, after practising as a criminal litigator, began a career in financial regulation in 1990. The first Head of Enforcement Law, Policy and International Co-operation for the Financial Services Authority, she also chaired the International Organisation of Securities Commissions’ Standing Committee on Enforcement and Information-Sharing. In 2004, Loretta became Chief Executive of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, in which capacity she oversaw the payment of over £21bn in compensation to victims of bank and other financial failures. In recognition of her contribution in that role, she was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours 2010.

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Free first use picture issued on behalf of The Church of Scotland. Please credit: Picture by John Young / © YoungMedia 2013 - www.YoungMedia.co.uk The Reverend Dr Angus Morrison, Minister of Orwell and Portmoak Church in the Presbytery of Perth, has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison will take up the office of Moderator in May 2014 at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. For further information please contact: Nick Jury Senior Media Relations Officer Communications Department The Church of Scotland 121 George Street Edinburgh EH2 4YN Tel: 0131 240 2268 Mobile: 07881 971 953 Free first use picture issued on behalf of The Church of Scotland. Please credit: Picture by John Young / © YoungMedia 2013 - www.YoungMedia.co.uk The Reverend Dr Angus Morrison, Minister of Orwell and Portmoak Church in the Presbytery of Perth, has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison will take up the office of Moderator in May 2014 at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. For further information please contact: Nick Jury Senior Media Relations Officer Communications Department The Church of Scotland 121 George Street Edinburgh EH2 4YN Tel: 0131 240 2268 Mobile: 07881 971 953Angus Morrison

Angus is the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison was born in Glencoe in 1953. As his father worked for the Northern Lighthouse Service, the young Angus went to school in Oban, Stromness and Edinburgh before progressing to higher education at the University of Glasgow. He undertook further studies at Pisa University and London University before a PhD at Edinburgh University (New College). Dr Morrison’s church career began when he was ordained in the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1979. After ministries in Oban and Edinburgh he transferred into the Church of Scotland, became the minister of St Columba’s Old Parish Church in Stornoway and is now Minister at Orwell and Portmoak Parish Church. Dr Morrison, who has a degree in Classics and speaks Italian and Gaelic, is married to Marion who is a primary school teacher in Fife. The couple have four children between the ages of 16 and 29.

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Archbishop - headshot2Barry Morgan

Barry is currently the Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff but previously served as Bishop of Bangor from 1993-1999. Born in South Wales, he read History at London, Theology at Cambridge and trained for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge. He has worked in a range of ministerial contexts – in parish ministry, as a university and theological college lecturer and university chaplain, as an Archdeacon, Director of Ordinands and as a Continuing Ministerial Education Officer. He has served on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and until recently also served on the Primates Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. He has published a number of articles and books, his latest being a study of the work of the Welsh poet R S Thomas called “Strangely Orthodox”. He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and Pro Chancellor of the University of Wales and a Fellow of several Welsh universities.

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Dick NewbyLord Newby

Born in Rothwell, West Yorkshire Dick Newby attended Rothwell Grammar School before studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St Catherine’s College Oxford. He grew up in a Labour stronghold and was a member of the Labour Party at university and in several London Boroughs. During the 1975 European referendum, He was General Secretary of Young European Left, the pro-European youth wing of the Labour Party. He was created a Lib Dem life peer with the title Baron Newby, of Rothwell in the County of West Yorkshire in 1997.He is married to Ailsa, the Rector of St Mary’s Putney, venue of the famous Civil War Army debates and have two adult sons. He received an OBE in 1990 for his service to politics.

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Peter Potter

Peter Potter 

Peter is the Anglican Archdeacon of Switzerland and Chaplain of St Ursula’s, Berne. He was born in Northern Ireland. Before ordination he worked as a translator for the Dutch Government. He was ordained in 1985 and held posts in Salisbury and Chester Dioceses as well as the Scottish Episcopal Church, before moving back to the Diocese in Europe in 2008.

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Anne Richards

Anne Richards is the National Advisory for Mission Theology, New Religious Movements and Alternative Spirituality for the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. She is the convener of the Mission Theology Advisory Group which creates academic and practical resources for churches in matters of spirituality, theology, reconciliation, evangelism and mission. https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/mission/mission-theology.aspx

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Sarah was a British Diplomat for 15 years before being ordained within the Church in Wales. During her time at the Foreign Office, she served in Jordan and Hungary, and also worked on European Community affairs, including negotiation of the first Maastricht Treaty, among responsibilities on home postings. Since ordination, she has spent a decade as Research Advisor to successive Archbishops of Cape Town, before returning to Wales to take over the City Parish of St John the Baptist in Cardiff. She is a member of the Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order, and has a doctorate in ‘Doing God in Public: An Anglican Interpretation of MacIntyre’s Tradition-Based Reasoning as a Christian Praxis for a Pluralist World’.

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JoostJoost Röselaers

Rev. Joost Röselaers is a minister of the Dutch Church in London, located at Austin Friars, and actively involved with the Dutch Centre in London. He studied Theology and Ethics in Leiden and Cape Town. Until 2013 he was a minister of the liberal Remonstrant Church in Amsterdam. He is a board member of the Dutch liberal party, and has written several books and articles on the relationship between religion and politics.

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Brian Russell

Brian is Senior Anglican Chaplain in Norway. He is Archdeacon Emeritus in the Diocese of Birmingham where he was formerly Archdeacon of Aston. Brian has a long standing interest in the Nordic and Baltic countries and is a strong supporter of the Porvoo Agreement, serving now on the Porvoo Contacts Group as representative of the the Diocese in Europe.

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RyanBen Ryan

Ben is a Researcher at Theos. He first joined Theos as an intern in September 2013 and graduated to a researcher in early 2014. He read Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge and also has an MSc in European Studies from the LSE European Institute.

He is the author of A Very Modern Ministry: Chaplaincy in the UK.

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Caroline is a Conservative Member of Parliament. She was educated at Herts and Essex Girls’ Grammar and London University. Caroline worked in the sugar industry for 15 years before becoming MP for Meriden in 1997 and was Chairman of the Conservative Party 2007-2009. Caroline has been on the front bench for the majority of her time in parliament, including Shadow Secretary of State for Local, Regional and Devolved Government, and for DfID, and was Secretary of State for Defra from 2010 to 2012. Caroline is currently Second Church Estates Commissioner, and a Vice President of Tearfund. She is married to Mark, a management consultant and they have 3 children.

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Nick SpencerSpencer

Nick is Research Director at Theos. He is the author of several Theos reports and a number of books, including Darwin and God (SPCK, 2009) and Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible (Hodder and Stoughton, 2011) and most recently Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury).

He is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Stephen WallStephel wall

Stephen was for 35 years a member of the British Diplomatic Service. He worked closely with five British Foreign Secretaries and was Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister John Major.His European experience includes five years as Head of the Foreign Office European Department; two years as Britain’s Ambassador to Portugal; five years as UK Permanent Representative to the EU and four years as EU adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Head of the European Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. His book on Britain’s EU policy, ‘A Stranger in Europe’, was published in 2008. He has written The Official History of Britain and the European Community, 1963-1975, published in July 2012.

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lord-wallaceWilliam Wallace

William is Liberal Democrat spokesman on foreign affairs in the House of Lords. He taught international relations at Manchester, Oxford and the London School of Economics, after studying English and European History (as entirely separate subjects) at Cambridge. He grew up in the heart of the Church of England, as a chorister at Westminster Abbey.

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Justin Welby

Justin is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Having spent 11 years working in the oil industry in Paris and London, he was ordained in 1992. He served as a curate and parish priest in Coventry Diocese, before being made a Canon of Coventry Cathedral in 2002, running the reconciliation work based at the Cathedral. In 2007, he was installed as Dean of Liverpool, where he spent four years. Elected Bishop of Durham on 2 June 2011. Bishop Justin was consecrated at York Minster on 28 October and enthroned at Durham Cathedral on 26 November 2011. He became the Archbishop of Canterbury on 4th February 2013, and his public ministry was inaugurated at his enthronement in Canterbury Cathedral on 21st March 2013.

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Paula teaches Christian history and Anglicanism and is responsible for quality assurance at St Michael’s College, Cardiff and the Church in Wales’ new training arm, St Padarn’s Institute.

She is a former leader of Maidstone Borough Council and has been a candidate for the European Parliament.

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RY picRicky Yates

Ricky is the Anglican Chaplain based in Prague, the only Anglican priest in the whole of the Czech Republic. He leads a multi-national Anglican congregation in Prague, together with a small satellite congregation in Brno. Since the beginning of 2016, he has also taken responsibility for the monthly English-language Anglican Service, hosted by the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. Before moving to Prague in September 2008, for over fifteen years he was Rector of a rural multi-parish benefice in North Oxfordshire.

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Diego-headshot-largeDiego Zuluaga

Diego is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Head of Research of EPICENTER, an EU network of free market think tanks. He writes on regulation, with a focus on innovative industries and financial services. Diego read Economics at McGill University in Montreal.

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