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Barney Leith
Worked at Rights & Empowerment Training
Attended University of Kent
Lives in Hertfordshire, south east England
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Ibrahim Mogra: The imam's gift to a persecuted community is part of a growing trend of Iranians championing the rights of fellow citizens
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Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra is a prominent imam in the UK and a friend to the Bahá’ís.
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Will Hutton: the rise in super-salaries has nothing to do with performance and everything to do with keeping up in a status race
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A letter was published in the Daily Telegraph this morning, signed by fifty eminent people, in which they criticise the Prime Minister's article of faith published in the Church Times last week. Th...
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A new telescope being built on a Chilean mountain – the largest ever – will be able to observe planets outside the solar system for the first time, writes Robin McKie
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Don’t fight it, chaps – one day you’ll dig gardening and have a garden shed, too
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With rights groups shut down, opposition activists shut away and those attending public gatherings and protests potentially criminalised, Putin's government is overseeing a human rights dark age for Russians - no matter what message their placard bears.
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Writing, building inter-faith relations, developing multi-faith organizations and projects, chairing non-profit organisations, advocating for the role of religion in the public realm, and engaging in the discourses of society through effective writing and blogging
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  • Rights & Empowerment Training
    Partner, 2011 - 2013
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Hertfordshire, south east England
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South west England - Shetland - Dover - Abingdon
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‘The being of a person is never completed, final... The choice is made moment by moment. There is no standing still.’ (Abraham Joshua Heschel)
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Honoured with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 2011
Education
  • University of Kent
    Social Psychology & Philosophy, 1984 - 1986
  • University of Birmingham
    Education, 1972 - 1973
  • University of Exeter
    Sociology, 1966 - 1969
  • Wellington College, Berkshire
    English & Modern Languages, 1961 - 1965
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John Barnabas Leith
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A Baha’i Grandfather’s Letter from Prison to his Granddaughter - Iran Pr...
iranpresswatch.org

In the name of God, the Most Glorious of the Glorious! 06_mr-behrouz-tavakkoli. A letter to my first grandchild, Noura, who was born three d

Militant atheists should thank God that they live in a Christian country...
blogs.telegraph.co.uk

Why do these militant atheists spend so much time worrying about something they don’t believe in? A list of the usual secularists (minus Ric

Democracy, Double-Crossed: How Private Actors in the West Serve Foreign ...
freedomhouse.org

After a wave of post–Cold War democratization, political repression is making a comeback. Freedom House reported in January that 2013 marked

Fostering division
nickbaines.wordpress.com

A letter was published in the Daily Telegraph this morning, signed by fifty eminent people, in which they criticise the Prime Minister's art

One ayatollah's stand for the Baha'i gives me great hope for Iran
www.theguardian.com

The imam's gift to a persecuted community is part of a growing trend of Iranians championing the rights of fellow citizens

12 Things About Ridvan - Baha'i Blog
bahaiblog.net

12 Things About Ridvan As we join Baha'is around the world in celebrating the 12 day festival of Ridvan, we thought it would be great to sha

The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets
www.theguardian.com

Engineers are about to blast away the top of a Chilean mountain to create a site for the European Extremely Large Telescope. It will allow u

Extravagant CEO pay doesn't reflect performance – it's all about status
www.theguardian.com

The rise in super-salaries has nothing to do with performance and everything to do with keeping up in a status race

We all turn into our parents one day
www.telegraph.co.uk

Don’t fight it, chaps – one day you’ll dig gardening and have a garden shed, too

A Conversation in Prison, The Story of their Trials and Tribulations - I...
iranpresswatch.org

[roozonline]. Sunday, April 13 2014. A Conversation in Prison, The Story of their Trials and Tribulations. Massoud Bastani, Rajai Shahr Pris

On the Brink of Extinction in Russia
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

With rights groups shut down, opposition activists shut away and those attending public gatherings and protests potentially criminalised, Pu

‘Let Truth and Falsehood grapple’
www.spiked-online.com

John Milton on why a free and open public sphere is the best way to the truth.

Religious leaders and prominent thinkers in India respond to Iranian cle...
news.bahai.org

The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

Gift for Religious Co-Existence in Iran Makes Waves « Christian Muslim F...
christianmuslimforum.org

Interfaith understanding is often a work in progress or long-term objective. There are times, however, that we see breakthroughs that we can

Christian Muslim Forum
christianmuslimforum.org

Interfaith understanding is often a work in progress or long-term objective. There are times, however, that we see breakthroughs that we can

China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scient...
www.theguardian.com

Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic

Deadly Asian Hornets Have Killed 6 In France & Could Be On Their Way...
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

There are fears that giant Asian hornets responsible for the deaths of six people in France are en route to Britain. The insect’s toxic stin

Senior Anglican leaders praise "significance" and "courage" of Iranian a...
news.bahai.org

The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

London has become a citadel, sealed off from the rest of Britain
www.theguardian.com

Ukip and Scottish nationalism are symptoms of public hostility to the overweening power and dominance of the capital

Secret Drugs, Agonizing Deaths
www.nytimes.com

Prison officials are hindering public debate about lethal injections.