Norway launches parliamentary network for Freedom of Belief

Last November we reported the Oslo launch of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (here). Today Norwegian Parliamentarians are launching their national network/committee, following in the footsteps of similar initiatives in Brazil, Pakistan and Canada.

Every party in the Norwegian parliament is now on board and are reported to have welcomed this initiative with open arms. Norwegian Parliamentarian Abid Raja says “We hope that this group will become a part of an ever increasing coalition of parliaments and parliamentarians standing together to respect, protect, fulfill and promote Freedom of Religion or Belief for all.”