International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief

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 […]

Det er lettere å være muslim i Europa...

Det er lettere å være muslim i Europa enn å være muslim i muslimske land

Trygve Opheim | Dagen Det sa Abid Raja fra talerstolen på en trosfrihetskonferanse i New York. Venstre-politikeren tror religionsfriheten vil bli en bærebjelke i norsk utenrikspolitikk. I sin tale på konferansen om religionsfrihet i New York forrige uke, uttalte Abid Raja at det er «lettere å være muslim i Europa enn å være muslim i muslimske […]

Global leaders speak out on religious...

Global leaders speak out on religious freedom on Abedini anniversary

By Ruth Kramer | Mission Network News International (MNN) — 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. This Saturday marks the third year Abedini has been held behind bars in Iran, allegedly for “threatening the national […]

Parliamentarians From 50 Countries Ca...

Parliamentarians From 50 Countries Call for Greater Religious Freedom

Concerned about increasing restrictions on religious freedom worldwide, parliamentarians from more than 50 countries have pledged to pursue efforts to strengthen and promote freedom of religion or belief in their work at the national, regional and global levels. Meeting as the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFORB), some 100 national […]

Unlikely Alliance of Lawmakers Calls ...

Unlikely Alliance of Lawmakers Calls for End to Religious Persecution

By Bettina Krause, ANN An extraordinarily diverse group of lawmakers from around the world called for greater global efforts to end religious persecution and repression at a Seventh-day Adventist co-sponsored conference in New York. The International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief produced an unlikely alliance of political leaders. Among the more […]