The case for freedom of religion or belief

Nigel Baker, UK Ambassador to the Holy See, blogged on this topic yesterday on the Foreign Office website.

“The question of freedom of religion or belief is a challenging and sensitive one. It is a fundamental right, touching the conscience of the individual, underpinning many other rights,” he said, continuing “we must ensure that FoRB remains at the top of our agenda.”

It is all the more important because, globally, even simple tolerance of other religions, let alone religious freedom (or freedom not to have a religion), appears to be at an increasing premium.”

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