Category Archives: Religious Discrimination

Maintaining diversity is key to counter extremism, Open doors reports

Christians ‘excluded’ from Iraq’s reconstruction plans By World Watch Monitor Baghdad, 27.01.2017 (WWM) – Christians are being excluded from the reconstruction plans for northern Iraq, further eroding the likelihood of their return once Islamic State has been militarily defeated there, … Continue reading

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Participating States and Civil Society Representatives searching for methods to defend FoRB rights of Christians

OSCE Conference on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians  Report by HRWF  Vienna, 14.12.2016 (HRWF) – The conference on “Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians” held under the German OSCE chairmanship on 14 December, 2016, in Vienna was a follow … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism: The rhetorical and physical manifestations of hatred toward Jews

UK: Government Takes Up Modern Definition of Anti-Semitism  By Alan Johnson, World Affairs Washington DC/London, 19.12.2016 (World Affairs) – “Anyone guilty of anti-Semitism will be called out on it.” With those words, delivered Monday in a speech to the Conservative Friends … 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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Rogers: “Church must take a stand against Xi Jinping’s brutality as it did against Caesar’s, Stalin’s and Hitler’s”

CHINA: An Open Letter To Pope Francis  By Benedict Rogers, 07.11.2016 Dear Holy Father, Like every true Catholic in the world, I love you and respect your authority as the Successor of St Peter. Like a great many people in … Continue reading

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New Legislation to block Registration of Religious Minorities – Media Crackdown on “Sects”

SLOVAKIA: Religious Freedom only for the Big and Mighty?  By Barbara Grabner Slovenský jazyk — Download Slovak translation here (PDF) Bratislava, 05.11.2016 (FOREF) – The Slovak National Party tries to amend the current legislation regarding religion. Denominations are now required to have … Continue reading

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A Contribution in Commemoration of the Annual International Day of Religious Freedom

Century of Genocides: End or Continuity?  By Ján Figeľ   Brussels, 27.10.2016 (FOREF) – The annual International Day of Religious Freedom on October 27 is a reminder that freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is neither a self-evident reality, nor … Continue reading

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