International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief

NEWS RELEASE: An Embattled Right: Pro...

NEWS RELEASE: An Embattled Right: Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BERLIN, GERMANY – Over 100 Parliamentarians from 60 countries are meeting in Berlin this week, 12-14 September 2016, with the German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel, to agree to ways in which they can work together to protect and promote freedom of religion or belief for all. Speaking of the challenge ahead, David […]

IPPFoRB delegation returns from fact-...

IPPFoRB delegation returns from fact-finding and solidarity visit to Myanmar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, Canada – Members of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief have returned from a fact-finding and solidarity visit to Myanmar (Burma), held from August 16-20. The delegation consisted of four members of IPPFoRB’s network: David Anderson, MP (Canada); Abid Q. Raja, MP (Norway), Cheryllyn Dudley, MP […]

Paraguay House of Representatives ado...

Paraguay House of Representatives adopts NY Resolution on FoRB

On September 23, 2015, the Paraguay House of Representatives issued a declaration adopting the New York Resolution for Freedom of Religion or Belief, which was signed by signed by parliamentarians at the New York summit, “Efforts to Strengthen Freedom of Religion or Belief“.

İnanç Özgürlüğü, Hemen Şimdi!

İnanç Özgürlüğü, Hemen Şimdi!

Aykan Erdemir Mezhepçi siyaset, Orta Doğu’yu kan gölüne çevirmeye ve bir arada yaşamın kadim izlerini tahrip etmeye tüm hızıyla devam ediyor. Türkiye’de mezhepçi ayrımcılığı körükleyen, nefretin dilini yükselten ve kindar nesilleri kefen ve palalarla sokağa salanlar hepimizin malumu. Bugünün dünyasında din, inanç ve mezhep, otoriter rejimlerin kanlı siyasetlerinin tam da merkezinde yer alıyor. Bölgemizde yaşanan […]

Faith-based and Other Groups Commit t...

Faith-based and Other Groups Commit to Strengthen Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia

­ At a two-day conference held in Bangkok, and first of its kind, committed to working to enhance the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia. For the first time, approximately 70 human rights defenders, members of religious groups, rights groups, UN agencies and representatives from the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human […]

The Commonwealth Initiative for the F...

The Commonwealth Initiative for the Freedom of Religion or Belief

The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham, has announced the establishment of the Commonwealth Initiative for the Freedom of Religion or Belief (CIFORB) with effect from 1 October 2015. The Initiative has been funded by a generous contribution from the Templeton World Charitable Foundation and will establish a team of […]

Threats to religious freedom

Threats to religious freedom

Katrina Lantos Swett and Daniel I. Mark | USCIRF Katrina Lantos Swett and Daniel I. Mark are commissioners at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Washington hosted two dramatically different dignitaries last week – Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Both had meetings with President Obama, and the pope became the first pontiff to address a […]

New York: religious freedom gathers p...

New York: religious freedom gathers politicians from across the world

Inspire Magazine | UK More than 100 politicians from almost 50 countries are meeting in New York at the moment to explore ways to move freedom of belief forward … Among those attending from the UK are Lord David Alton, Stephen Timms MP and Baroness Berridge. The event is co-sponsored by the International Panel of […]

Global Leaders Meet with American Pas...

Global Leaders Meet with American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Wife

As the 70th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations convenes in New York City, the fight to save American Pastor Saeed Abedini continues. With global leaders gathering for numerous meetings, Naghmeh Abedini continues her efforts to spread her family’s story, encouraging leaders from around the world to join the fight to save […]

World Leaders Demand Iran Release Imp...

World Leaders Demand Iran Release Imprisoned Christian Pastor

By Stoyan Zaimov | Christian Post  Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini, has met with over 100 Parliamentarians from nearly 50 countries to urge them to sign a letter calling for her husband’s release. This week marks Abedini’s third anniversary in prison, as well as the 70th session of the General Assembly […]