Category Archives: Religious Freedom

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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PRESS RELEASE

FRENCH POLITICIANS MOVE TO CRIMINALIZE ANTI-ABORTION INFORMATION Measure would put France in the “global vanguard of religious discrimination” – An “outright attack on freedom of speech” Press Release by FOREF Europe French version / German version (PDF) Paris/Vienna, 20.12.2016 (FOREF – Europe) … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day: Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time

The Freedom of Religion as a Human Rights Priority  Comment by Aaron Rhodes Vienna, 10.12.2016 (FOREF) – The following is based on a presentation by Dr. Aaron Rhodes at the Seminar, “Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time,” held in the … 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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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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Freedom of Religion ensured as the Foundation for All other Liberties

Bill of Rights’ Most Important Liberty: Religion Washington D. C., 11.07.2015 (constitution.com) – The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, listed non-negotiable constitutionally guaranteed freedoms in specific order, unchanged since 1791. James Madison, its chief architect, listed … Continue reading

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