China’s Policy on its Uighur Population

Westminster Hall 11 March 2020 Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered China’s policy on its Uighur population. I am grateful to the Speaker for allowing the House time to discuss this important … Continued

Persecution of Christians – House of Commons debate

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mrs Heather Wheeler) I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of the persecution of Christians. I am very grateful to all hon. Members who want to contribute … Continued

Christmas messages and Freedom of Religion or Belief

“Today of all days, I want us to remember those Christians around the world who are facing persecution. For them, Christmas Day will be marked in private, in secret, perhaps even in a prison cell. As Prime Minister, that’s something I … Continued

The General Election – What the parties promised on FoRB

THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY MANIFESTO “We will seek to protect those persecuted for their faith and implement the Truro Review recommendations.” (p53) [The Truro Review recommendations in full] THE LABOUR PARTY “At home and abroad we will ensure all Foreign Office … Continued

Dissolution of Parliament and election period

According to the Parliamentary rules governing the election period, All-Party Parliamentary Groups must suspend all activity in the period between the Dissolution of Parliament (which takes place on 6 November 2019) and the Return of Parliament (Monday 16 December). While … Continued

APPG publishes Commentary on the current state of FoRB

The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief have published their 2019 Commentary on the current state of Freedom of Religion or Belief. It is the second time this report has been provided, alongside other publicly available information, to … Continued

FoRB in Parliament following the Queen’s Speech

Debate on the Queen’s Speech House of Commons 14 October 2019 Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham) (Con) Defence is linked to foreign policy. Britain is respected around the world for the values it stands up for. One of them is … Continued

APPG statement on appointment of PM’s envoy on FoRB

The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief welcomes the appointment of Rehman Chishti MP as the Prime Minister’s new Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief. The APPG welcomes the decision to make the … Continued

APPG publishes report on religious minorities of Pakistan

Religious Minorities of Pakistan: Report of a Parliamentary visit 27 September 2018 – 3 October 2018 Authors: Professor Javaid Rehman, FRSA, FAcSS, Professor of Law, Brunel University, London Councillor Morris Johns, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Pakistani Minorities Amro Hussain, … Continued

UK Appoints New PM Envoy for Freedom of Religion & Belief

A Foreign Office media release today announced that Rehman Chishti MP would succeed the current envoy, Lord Ahmad, to further the government’s work to promote the UK’s firm stance on religious freedom and tolerance abroad. The Prime Minister has today … Continued


NATO, Britain Must Stand With Montenegro’s Christians

APPG members Steve Baker and Tim Farron have written a forceful op-ed published in Newsweek urging action to defend …


The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has launched a new report in …

Report on Human Rights in Iran submitted to UNHCR

A joint report by five organisations, including APPG stakeholders Middle East Concern, Open Doors and CSW, …

Government urged to act on global COVID-19 impact on religious minorities

A letter has been sent to UK government minister Lord Ahmad highlighting the situation of religious minorities …

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