Good wishes to all commemorating Ashura today

The Officers of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief send their thoughts and good wishes to all Muslims who are commemorating the Holy Day of Ashura on Thursday September 20th. We are pleased … Continued

EU Parliament FoRB group presents new annual report

On 4 September 2018, the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance presented its annual Report on Freedom of Religion or Belief 2017. The report mentions 34 countries of which 19 significantly restrict the right … Continued

A Government Ambassador on Freedom of Religion or Belief?

House of Lords 19 July Baroness Berridge To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans, if any, they have to appoint an Ambassador on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon) (Con) … Continued

APPG Statement on Sectarian Violence in Afghanistan

The Officers of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief strongly condemn the escalating violence in the city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, which includes the targeting of Sikh and Hindu communities. On Wednesday 11 July gunmen … Continued

FCO publishes 2017 Human Rights and Democracy report

On 16 July Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, published the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report. The official press release stated “The report is a barometer for the … Continued

APPG statement on the new UK Special Envoy for FoRB

The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief today issued the following Statement on the Appointment of the New Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief warmly welcomes Lord … Continued

House of Lords debates continuing violence in Nigeria

Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the continuing violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria. Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, the tragic topicality of today’s debate was underlined … Continued

Pew Research: global rise in religious restrictions

Restrictions on religion increased around the world in 2016, according to Pew Research Center’s ninth annual study on global restrictions on religion. This is the second year in a row that overall restrictions on religion – whether the result of … Continued



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Good wishes to all commemorating Ashura today

The Officers of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief send their …

EU Parliament FoRB group presents new annual report

On 4 September 2018, the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance …

The politics of religious freedom as seen from Egypt and the USA

Two thoughtful articles published today highlight the clash between ideals of religious freedom and other aspects …

A Government Ambassador on Freedom of Religion or Belief?

House of Lords 19 July Baroness Berridge To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans, if any, they have to …

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