Senior Minister, Baroness Warsi PC visits the Peace Centre

March 10, 2014 | Nick Taylor

The Foundation for Peace, today (10th March 2014) welcomed Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi on a visit to the Peace Centre.

Baroness Warsi is a Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities. She came to the centre at the invitation of Warrington South MP, David Mowat, to hear about the work to prevent, resolve and respond to violent conflict and in particular to learn about what the Foundation for Peace does in supporting communities at home and abroad and in countering extremism and radicalisation.

At the visit, Baroness Warsi, who isthe first Muslim to serve in a British Cabinet, the third Muslim minister and the first female Muslim to serve as a minister in the United Kingdom, met with founders, Colin and Wendy Parry and members of the team of specialists.

As a senior minister of state working across two departments, the baroness Warsi has multiple responsibilities. At the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) she is responsible for: relations with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, central Asia as well as subject areas such as human rights, the United Nations, International Organisations and the International Criminal Court and all FCO business in the House of Lords.

At the Department for Communities and Local Government she works with religious and community leaders to promote faith, religious tolerance and stronger communities within the UK.

Nick Taylor, Foundation Chief Executive said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Sayeeda and tell her about our work.

“The Foundation for Peace is unique in its approach combining work with victims and survivors of violent conflict with work to prevent such conflict taking place.”