Under the heading A DECLARATION OF FREEDOM, Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4, 8.10am Sunday 30 October, will come live from The Well, Retford, Notts, marking the work of Thomas Helwys, one of the earliest campaigners for freedom of religious conscience.
The programme will also explore the work of those who advocate for freedom of religion or belief across the world today and highlight the role of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Baroness Berridge will be one of the leaders of the service, and the preacher is The Revd Anthony Peck, General Secretary of the European Baptist Federation.
Benedict Rogers will highlight the case of Alexander Aan, an Indonesian atheist jailed for his beliefs. Baroness Brinton will draw attention to the persecution of Shia Muslims in Pakistan.
Andy Flannagan will sing ‘Seven Storeys’, written after a visit to Egypt where he was told of a young woman thrown to her death after she changed her religion.
Stephen Timms MP will be one of the lesson readers.