TMI Manchester Symposium – Faith and Freedom: Religious Belief and the Political Process

Saturday 12 May 2012

10.30am–1.00pm | Coffee from 10.00am

Christians today often feel marginalised in the ‘public square’. This symposium, in two sessions, will seek a better understanding of the current environment, with a view to finding ways to overcome the obstacles to effective communication and to achieving significant impact on public policy. Both are clearly crucial to effective evangelisation in modern society.

David Kerr: The Pope and the Politicians: What Benedict XVI has to Say on Faith and Freedom.

David Kerr is a Rome-based writer and broadcaster covering the Vatican. Previously he worked for twelve years at the BBC where he was both Editor of Newsnight Scotland and Assistant Editor of Newsnight. He worked on the media-team for Pope Benedict’s visit to the United Kingdom in 2010.

The symposium will be chaired by Andrew Hegarty, Director of the London-based Thomas More Institute. The venue will be:


ReachOut! Centre,
6 Oxford Place,
Manchester M14 5RS

Directions to the centre can be found on:

If you are interested in attending please contact ( to receive an invitation.