Category Archives: Austria

Winter coat saved her life

AUSTRIA: Horror as Christian woman stabbed for reading the Bible in migration centre HRWF (04.01.2017) – A Christian woman was stabbed by an asylum seeker after he heard her reading from the Bible. The 50-year-old woman was only saved by … Continue reading

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Snapshot of Austria’s Anti-Cult Scene: Over-ageing of Main Actors and Decline of Public Interest

GSK: Is the FECRIS-branch of Austria Becoming a Shadow of Itself? By HRWF Vienna/Austria, 10.11.2016 (HRWF) – The landmark survey “Freedom of Religion or Belief – Anti-Sect Movements and State Neutrality. A Case Study: FECRIS” published in 2012 already contained a … Continue reading

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Report for the OSCE Second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on FoRB, Fostering Mutual Respect and Understanding

___________________________ AUSTRIA: Policies on Religion at Variance with OSCE Standards and the European Convention on Human Rights By FOREF Europe ___________________________ FOREF expresses its concern about policies of the Austrian federal state that violate Human Dimension commitments undertaken by the … Continue reading

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AUSTRIA: New Proposed Law on Religion causes Public Outcry

  Proposed Changes to the Religion Law in Austria Represent a Major Step Backwards in Defiance of Court Mandates _________________________________________________ Alexandria, VA – July 1, 2011 – In an ongoing trend of legislative restrictions on religious freedom, proposed revisions to the … Continue reading

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OSCE Meeting on Religious Freedom in Vienna – FOREF Statement & Recommentations

SUPPLEMENTARY HUMAN DIMENSION MEETING ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF 9-10 December 2010 Hofburg, Vienna___________________________________ Statement & RecommendationsAUSTRIA BACKGROUND: In Austria, we have over 66 percent Catholics and 2.9 Protestants. Islam, with 450 000 Muslims (4.2percent) constitutes the second largest … Continue reading

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FOREF-COMMENTARY: Who needs the National Sect-Office?

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