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Westminster Abbey Institute launched

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

Westminster Abbey Institute launched

The Westminster Abbey Institute was launched on Tuesday 22nd October 2013 with a special event in the Nave exploring the importance of the truth in public life.

The debate, An Anatomy of Truth: Conversations on truth-telling with a politician, a journalist, a scientist and a poet, was part of the Institute’s inaugural events season, Telling the Truth. Speakers Wendy Cope, Sir Max Hastings, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP and Lord Winston addressed the joys, limits and liabilities of truthfulness, in a discussion chaired by the Institute’s Director, Claire Foster-Gilbert.

The Westminster Abbey Institute has been founded to foster faith in public life, among those working around Parliament Square and beyond. It draws on the Abbey’s resources of spirituality and scholarship, rooted in its Benedictine tradition, to be a public forum for debate on issues of faith, ethics, politics and public policy-making. 

The Telling the Truth season will continue throughout the autumn with a series of public conversations, lectures and seminars. Events for invited audiences will further explore the issue of truth-telling with faith leaders, parliamentarians, civil servants, and academics.

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