House of Lords debates religious persecution

Lord Elton That this House takes note of the extent of persecution of people of faith in this century. Lord Elton (Con) My Lords, I cannot possibly do justice to this vast subject; I doubt that anybody could. However, together … Continued

US State Department International Religious Freedom Report for 2018

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and … Continued

House of Lords debates Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism 20 June 2019 Baroness Berridge To move that this House takes note of the incidence of anti-Semitism worldwide. Baroness Berridge (Con) My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who are speaking in today’s debate, which is the … Continued

FCO publishes 2018 Human Rights and Democracy report

The Foreign Office launched its Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2018 today. 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the report examines what the government has done to promote and defend human rights … Continued



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APPG publishes report on religious minorities of Pakistan

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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, …

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

All over the world, people – and whole communities – are suffering from persecution purely because of their …

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