Woolf Institute workshops at the Foreign Office
24 January 2013
The Woolf Institute recently delivered the first ever course run by the Foreign Office on religion and foreign policy. Consisting of a series of workshops and lunchtime seminars, including high profile contributions from figures such as Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi and H.E. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the aim of the course is to help British diplomats understand better the importance of religion in shaping foreign policy.
Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker addressed the first workshop and later commended the course for its engagement with the dynamics of religion and faith in global society, stating: "I am delighted that the Foreign Office has launched this initiative. Understanding religion, and religions, needs to be an integral part of our diplomatic armoury".