Recognising the Right to Truth Day

News - 24 March, 2015

Recognition of the right to truth about human rights violations and the dignity of victims is reflected in our programme on human rights, good governance and faith. Today is marked internationally as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. The purpose of […]

The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge

News - 15 July, 2014

In partnership with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and with support from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, Wilton Park conducted ‘The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge: towards a common understanding of Truth?’. A sequel to our pioneering international conference ‘The Big Bang and the Interfaces of Knowledge: towards a common language?’ […]

The Big Bang is published on iBooks

News - 11 September, 2013

Following on from our report on last autumn’s conference, we have published our first ever eBook expanding on the discussions that took place in Nyon. The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge: towards a common language? Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 October 2012 (WP1180) Since the meeting, our conference rapporteur, Adrian Brown, has taken the […]

Jubilee Dialogues: religion and foreign policy

News - 17 July, 2013

The third instalment of the Jubilee Dialogue series considered the ways in which religion will shape foreign policy over the next ten years. The Jubilee Dialogue How will religion shape foreign policy in the next ten years? Wednesday 10 July (WP1274) The third Jubilee Dialogue was led by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Senior Minister of State […]

Finance for faith, health and development

News - 19 February, 2013

Our conference; co-hosted with Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA), originally planned for December 6-8th this year, has now been postponed. Finance for faith, health and development: 2010 – how can we create effective partnerships between the religious and public sectors? (S10/03) The recent United Nations annual general meeting on the Millennium Development Goals […]

Let there be a Big Bang

News - 15 October, 2012

Reverend Canon Dr Gary Wilton, The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the EU;  Canon of the Pro-Cathedral of Holy Trinity, and Visiting Programme Director at Wilton Park writes: The opening verse of the Hebrew scriptures reads ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, darkness over the […]

Faith, religion and the international public sphere

News - 3 March, 2011

Reverend Canon Dr Gary Wilton, The Church of England Representative to the EU & Canon of the Pro-Cathedral of Holy Trinity, writes:   Everywhere you look religion is still with us.  This is despite the enlightenment predictions that the death of religion was imminent. Micklethwait and Wooldridge in their 2009 God is Back conclude: “On […]

Faith a forgotten component of international policy?

News - 19 January, 2011

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes:   The blog from Dominic Asquith, British Ambassador in Egypt, came at a critical moment for us in Wilton Park.  His thoughtful reflection on diversity and respect in faith coincided with discussion here about how we might address faith and its impact on international policy.  It is complicated, sensitive […]

If we are so discreet, what on earth can we blog about?

News - 10 January, 2011

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Welcome to the Wilton Park blog Three times a week, we will send a short, pithy article reflecting on the global issues with which we wrestle. It is a linear blog, a single strand with many writers some of them will be my colleagues who specialise in particular areas of […]