Government restrictions on religion at a record high

Government restrictions on religion rose to a record high in 2018, while religion-related social hostilities fell slightly but remained near peak levels, according to Pew Research Center’s 11th annual study of restrictions on religion. Restrictions by governments include official laws … Continued

Coronavirus in developing countries: the impact on FoRB

The APPGs Written Submission to the International Development Select Committee inquiry on ‘Humanitarian crises monitoring – coronavirus in developing countries: secondary impacts.’ SECONDARY IMPACTS OF CORONAVIRUS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Scapegoating of religious and belief communities 1. In countries around the … Continued

Parliament debates progress on Bishop of Truro’s report

Westminster Hall debate: Persecution of Christians and Freedom of Religion or Belief, 21 October 2020 Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham) (Con) I beg to move, that this House has considered progress on the Bishop of Truro’s independent review on persecution … Continued

Parliament Debates China’s Policy on its Uyghur Population

Chris Evans (Islwyn) (Lab/Co-op) I beg to move that this House has considered e-petition 300146 relating to China’s policy on its Uyghur population. This e-petition was started by Zayd Amjad. It asks that the Government impose sanctions on China over … Continued

CHINA House of Lords debates Uigyur internment camps

China: Uighur Internment Camps 23 September 2020 The Lord Bishop of St Albans To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the condition of Uighur internment camps in Xinjiang in China. The Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth … Continued


Westminster Hall: Covid-19 and Freedom of Religion or Belief

Fiona Bruce (Congleton) (Con) I beg to move, that this House has considered the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on …

APPG Statement: COVID, FoRB and violence against women and girls

On November 25th, the world will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls …

Pakistan: Abduction, Conversion and Child Marriage of Religious Minority Girls

A new report from Jubilee Campaign USA in collaboration with Voice for Justice provides an overview of several …

Declaration of humanity by leaders of faith and leaders of belief

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, …

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