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Some recent beneficiaries of the Trust

Church Action on Poverty - Voicebox

Liam Purcell, funding for Voicebox for 1 year. Voicebox collects stories from people affected by poverty and exclusion in the UK, which CAP uses in its campaigning work.

Network for Religion in Public Life

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.

The Independent Asylum Commission

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

Read more …The Independent Asylum Commission

Roger Ruston

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.

Read more …Roger Ruston