US State Department International Religious Freedom Report for 2018

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House of Lords debates Anti-Semitism

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FCO publishes 2018 Human Rights and Democracy report

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APPG Statement welcomes creation of new UN Day

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Five reasons the world needs a wake-up call on religious persecution

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Commemorating Victims of Violence Based on Religion and Belief

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ has issued this message for the International Day Commemorating the …

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Lords discuss FCO persecution of Christians report

Lord Singh of Wimbledon To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of …

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