International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Opinion: An opportunity for a fresh s...

By: David Anderson, Member of Parliament, Canada, and Chair of the IPPFoRB Steering Group There is much anticipation in Nepal as the nation awaits the results of its recent historic parliamentary and provincial elections—the first under its new constitution. This is also a significant time for Nepal on the international stage, as it begins its mandate […]

Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Litm...

MUNICH: The Munich Security Conference side event, A Neglected Dimension of Security Policy? The Struggle for Freedom of Religion or Belief in the Middle East and Northern Africa, convened by Hanns Seidel Foundation in collaboration with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), brought together religious and political leaders who addressed freedom […]

Opinion: Religious Freedom in Nepal –...

  By: Lokmani Dhakal, Member of Parliament, Nepal, and Chair of IPPFoRB Nepal Chapter David Anderson, Member of Parliament, Canada, and Chair of the IPPFoRB Steering Group Nepal is a country known throughout the world for its spectacular geography. It is home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains and perhaps most famously, to […]

Parliamentarians speak out against re...

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Some 30 lawmakers and civil society representatives from the ASEAN member states came together in Bangkok, 6th-7th of October, to discuss new tactics for Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia.  The 2 day workshop was organised by the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief and the ASEAN Parliamentarians for […]

NEW REPORTS: Freedom of Religion or B...

REPORTS Religious freedom appears to be regressing in Southeast Asia, shows new reports by IPPFoRB and Asia Centre. BANGKOK, THAILAND – Looking at all the ASEAN countries, new research shows that religious freedom appears to be regressing in Southeast Asia.  Serious challenges have arisen in recent years across the region, such as in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, according […]

IPPFoRB Steering Group condemns appal...

STATEMENT 11 September, 2017 Ottawa, Canada – As the IPPFoRB Steering Group – comprised of parliamentarians from Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Norway – we unequivocally condemn the appalling violence faced by civilian populations, including the Rohingya Muslim minority, in Myanmar’s (Burma) Rakhine State. We call on all parties responsible for the recent violence […]

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 […]