International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief

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 […]

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 […]