General Synod digest: Government rhetoric on religious freedom not enough, bishop declares

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A MOTION on religious freedom around the world, calling for action by the Government, was carried by the General Synod unanimously on Friday.

Moved by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, it called on the Government to implement the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s independent review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians, and to strengthen its commitment to upholding and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief for all in its foreign, international development, defence and trade policy.