APPG statement on UK sanctions on China and Burma

The All-Party Parliamentary Group [APPG] for International Freedom of Religion or Belief [FoRB] welcomes the growing pressure the UK is placing on those violating this fundamental human right. APPG Members congratulate the UK Government on its recent imposition of sanctions … Continued

Church Synod endorses FoRB for all

The Church of England General Synod last week passed a motion supporting Freedom of Religion or Belief for all. The full text of the motion was: ‘That this Synod, believing that freedom of religion or belief is of importance to … Continued

USCIRF Releases 2021 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its 2021 Annual Report documenting developments during 2020, including significant progress in countries such as Sudan. Meanwhile, other nations implemented laws and policies that further target religious communities, and … Continued

APPG LAUNCHES COMMENTARY on the Current State of FoRB

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has today published its latest Commentary on the Current State of International Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). This coincides with the current meeting of the UN Human Rights Council … Continued

Gender and FoRB

This is published today as part of the APPG Commentary om International Freedom of Religion or Belief 2020. The APPG wishes to acknowledge with thanks the contributions and advice of the director and staff of Gender and Religious Freedom, an … Continued

DEBATE: the persecution of minority groups in India

UK Parliament Hansard 12 January 2021 Westminster Hall India: Persecution of Minority Groups This debate is sourced from the uncorrected (rolling) version of Hansard and is subject to correction. Jim Shannon (Strangford) (DUP) I beg to move, That this House … Continued

Global Britain debate – Fiona Bruce on FoRB

In today’s debate on Global Britain – Fiona Bruce MP made this contribution: As we reset our foreign and development policies, they will no doubt reflect our country’s long-standing respect for human rights. Sadly, one of the human rights most … Continued

Humanists International publish new Freedom of Thought Report

The Freedom of Thought Report is a unique worldwide survey of discrimination and persecution against humanists, atheists and the non-religious published by Humanists International. The Report examines every country in the world for its record on upholding the rights and … Continued

Pakistan: new Parliamentary Inquiry announced

Parliamentary Inquiry into Abduction, Forced Conversions and Forced Marriages of Religious Minority Girls and Women in Pakistan Conducted by Rt Hon Jim Shannon MP, Rt Hon Marie Rimmer MP and Lord Alton Terms of Reference Background 1. According to unverified … Continued



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APPG statement on UK sanctions on China and Burma

The All-Party Parliamentary Group [APPG] for International Freedom of Religion or Belief [FoRB] welcomes the …

Church Synod endorses FoRB for all

The Church of England General Synod last week passed a motion supporting Freedom of Religion or Belief for all. The …

USCIRF Releases 2021 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its 2021 Annual Report …

APPG LAUNCHES COMMENTARY on the Current State of FoRB

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has today published its latest …

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