Katharine Thane

Operations Director


Katharine worked in Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s European Institutions’ Office in Brussels, advocating for Freedom of Religion or Belief for all at EU level, as well as at a UN Human Rights Council Session. She has a BA in Philosophy and Theology from Durham University and an MA in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity from Essex University, where she specialised in Islam’s compatability with Freedom of Religion or Belief. Over the past five years Katharine has also enjoyed working with political and human rights’ organisations in London, Durham and Essex.

Amro Hussain

Parliamentary Officer


Third in his undergraduate class of Business and Law, Amro also holds a Master’s degree in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked in both capital markets consultancy and international development, most recently providing oversight and support for the delivery of millions of dollars’ worth of humanitarian and religious tolerance projects in Iraq. An Irish and Sudanese dual-national, Amro speaks 3 languages fluently, including Spanish, which he learned while managing projects on gender equality in rural Honduras.

Stephen RandStephen Rand

Website Editor


Stephen is a communications and advocacy consultant, having established advocacy and campaigning first with Tearfund and more recently with Open Doors. It was through Tearfund that he was part of the leadership of Jubilee 2000 and then Make Poverty History. In recent years, until 2016, much of his time was given to leading and administering Fresh Streams, a church leaders’ network.


The APPG is a London living wage employer and is in the process of attaining the full ‘charter mark accreditation’.


IPPFORB: four years fighting for the 83% facing religious repression

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APPG statement on acquittal of Asia Bibi

The APPG welcomes the acquittal of Asia Bibi. Mrs Bibi was accused of blasphemy in 2010 which automatically carries …

IHEU launches 2018 Freedom of Thought Report

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has poblished, in a world first, a list of the best and worst …

APPG statement: Synagogue Attack in Pittsburgh, USA

The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has issued the following statement on the Tree of Life …

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