Robert Hutchison, a contribution towards a one-year pilot project, Faith Communities and the Challenge of Climate Change, aimed at stimulating and equipping faith communities to reduce their carbon footprints.
Prof. Esther Reed of the University of Exeter, a grant for support costs for Christians, Jews and Muslims to engage together in the practice of Scriptural Reasoning as part of a wider initiative on Civic Practice in the South West of England.
Francis Davis, start-up funding towards the Pire Programme on migration, asylum, refugee research and social innovation, and the De Porres Programme on poverty and growth.[website]
Sonia Baron - Making our Mark: Remembrance, Repentance and Restoration in 2007
In 2006, following a feasibility grant from the MB Reckitt Trust to the Citizens Organising Foundation, twelve impartial Commissioners were asked to conduct an independent, nationwide review of the UK’s asylum system. The Independent Asylum Commission spent two years gathering testimony from asylum seekers and the public, taking evidence from experts, and engaging in dialogue with the authorities. The Commission produced over 180 recommendations to safeguard people who seek sanctuary here, while restoring public confidence in the UK’s role as a place of sanctuary for those fleeing persecution.
CITIZENS for Sanctuary is the campaign to make those recommendations a reality. For more information and to read the Independent Asylum Commission's reports see the website
The Faith Based Re-generation Network UK is the leading national multi-faith network for community development and regeneration and is funded by the Special Grants Programme of the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Author of Human Rights and the Image of God; Christendom Trust Research Fellow (2000–2004) at the Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff Law School
Sponsored by the Justice and Peace Commission of the English Dominican Province, of which he is a co-opted member, Roger obtained funding from the Trust for a research and writing project on human rights and theology.