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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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UC Members welcome Decision of Office of Religious Affairs

___________________________ Austria: Unification Church recognized as Confessional Community ___________________________ VIENNA, 20.06.2015 (FOREF) – The Austrian branch of the Unification Church (UC) has officially been registered by the Office of Religious Affairs (Kultusamt) on June 15, 2015. About 40 years after … Continue reading

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Austria’s Violations of Freedom of Religion

___________________________ Austria’s Violations of Freedom of Religion FOREF Europe Reports to the UN Human Rights Committee ____________________________ VIENNA, 23.12.2014 (FOREF) – The Forum for Religious Freedom Europe filed this report on cases of violations of the freedom of religion in … Continue reading

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Human Rights 20 Years After Vienna

____________________________ Human Rights 20 Years After Vienna ____________________________ By Aaron Rhodes and Jacob Mchangama Posted: 08/08/2013 7:04 pm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aaron-rhodes/ Hamburg and Copenhagen – The World Conference on Human Rights took place just over 20 years ago, on 14-23 June 1993. … Continue reading

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GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM 2011/2012 – US State Department Annual Report

VIENNA 22-08-2012 (FOREF) This year again the Annual Religious Freedom Report mentions the Austrian Federal Sect Office, which has been founded by the government in 1998 and is supported with an annual budget of nearly €400 000,-. During the 14 … Continue reading

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