Founding of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Communism
Michael Bourdeaux, with help from Sir John Lawrence, Leonard Schapiro and Peter Reddaway, founded the Centre for the Study of Religion and Communism, forerunner of the Keston Center profiled in this registry. When the group purchased vacant property in Kent, England in 1974, the institution was renamed the Keston College. Active during the last two decades of the Cold War, the Keston College and Keston Institute (renamed 1994) called themselves as the “voice of the voiceless” and defenders of the faith. Dissemination of information on religious life in the Soviet countries was a crucial pillar of the institution’s mission. Thus, the staff committed personnel and resources to obtaining information on religious dissent and other oppositional movements on the part of repressed religious minorities.
Kent, United Kingdom
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- Kulick, Orysia Maria