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The government’s measures against COVID-19 have raised, in virtually all contemporary democracies, important issues regarding the proportionality of limitations on fundamental rights, including freedom of religion or belief.
Dr Dennis Petri has just been appointed as the new head of the IIRF, a global network of academics dedicated to providing quality data and evidence on the subject at a time when millions of Christians continue to live under oppression and persecution because of their faith. He speaks to Christian Today about some of the areas of concern and what impact the pandemic has had on religious liberty.
The Budapest Report on Christian Persecution 2020 (437 pages) has just been published this month and is available in Hungarian and English.
Human Rights Without Frontiers is re-publishing a part of this 10-page article which is one of the contributions to the Budapest Report on Christian Persecution 2020.
While the loss of fundamental rights such as religious freedom can occur suddenly, for example through conflict and war, in many cases it is not an overnight event; it is often a process of erosion that occurs over years. Like individual tiles of a roof being blown away one by one – or a few at a time – by increasingly strong winds, the observer ultimately recognises that there is no longer any cover, and he or she is exposed to the winds.
The survey is part of a planning grant from the Templeton Religion Trust - Call for participation
UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed said Islamophobia has reached ‘epidemic proportions’ across the world
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has today published its latest Commentary on the Current State of International Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). This coincides with the current meeting of the UN Human Rights Council – the Commentary is partly intended to inform UK policy on FoRB as articulated at the HRC.
“Antisemites have blamed Jews for the medieval Black Plague to the WWI Spanish Flu” – and now they blame Jews for COVID-19, too.
At least 20 Catholic missionaries were killed globally in 2020, including six laypeople and eight priests, reported a Vatican news agency.
On December 9, 2020, the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) presented the 2020 Yearbooks “Religious Freedom” and “Persecution and Discrimination against Christians” at a Video press conference.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released a new report entitled Violating Rights: Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws.
Thirteen human rights NGOs call upon the authorities of China, Iran and Russia to release religious prisoners under threat of being infected by COVID-19. These are the three countries that have the highest number of believers of all faiths behind bars, according to Human Rights Without Frontiers’ (HRWF) database of FoRB prisoners which documents thousands of individual cases.
Uyghur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, The Church of Almighty God Members and Falun Gong Practitioners are by far the most numerous believers behind bars for the practice of their faith, all imprisoned solely by China, according to the latest report by Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF).
About Aaron Rhodes’ book “The Debasement of Human Rights” • A debate about ‘natural’ rights and ‘other’ rights
The question of the UK’s Lord Alton on a new UN Day recognised for only the second time this year, the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, 22 August.
In what follows, I argue that freedom of religion and the freedom to enjoy material wellbeing are linked to economic empowerment.
Is it not paradoxical that ISIS terrorists invoke “human rights” to be allowed to return in Europe, or not to be expelled from it, even though they hate the European culture and have fought against it, to the point of being guilty of war crimes and genocide? Such cases are multiplying before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Burkina Faso: Verbranntes Dorf
Äthiopien: Lebensbericht eines Christen
Nordkorea: Lebensbericht eines Christen
Indien: Lebensbericht eines Christen
Berg-Karabach: Aserbaidschan hindert Armenier am Besuch des Dadivank-Klosters
Deutschland: Erste muslimische Kita bleibt geschlossen
Oberverwaltungsgericht: Widerruf der Betriebserlaubnis ist rechtmäßig
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Dialog mit muslimischen Führern verbessert die Lage der Christen
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WEA Secretary General Visits Seychelles, Meets with Country’s President and Leadership of National Evangelical Alliance
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WEA-Generalsekretär besucht die Seychellen und trifft sich mit dem Präsidenten des Landes sowie der Leitung der Nationalen Evangelischen Allianz
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Generalsekretär der Weltweiten Evangelischen Allianz fordert Rangliste für Religionsfreiheit
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Ein neues Buch über theologische Ausbildung durch Weiterbildung (TEE) beweist die Effektivität und Anpassungsfähigkeit des Modells an die Ausbildungsbedürfnisse der heutigen globalen Kirche
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New Book on Theological Education by Extension (TEE) Proves the Model’s Effectiveness and Adaptability to Meet the Training Needs of Today’s Global Church