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FOREF Europe: How Minority Religions React to the Law

by Peter Zoehrer, FOREF Europe   The annual INFORM Conference 2019 held in Association with the Department of Theology & Religious Studies, at King’s College, London, on June 1, 2019. Eileen Barker had invited me to speak at the above annual INFORM Conference, and what follows is my brief report. The event was...

The Freedom of Religion as a Human Rights Priority

Human Rights Day: Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time December 10, 2016 by forefeurope   by Aaron Rhodes Dr. Aaron Rhodes is the President of the Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe.   Vienna, 10.12.2016 (FOREF) – The following is based on a presentation by Dr. Aaron Rhodes at the Seminar, “Challenges and...

FOREF: Defending Freedom of Religion and Belief as a Matter of Principle

  [ Download the Article as PDF ]   by FOREF Vienna & Warsaw, October 11, 2016 – Ever since 2003, FOREF Europe has regularly represented civil society at the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw. In this report we share points made by the introductory speakers at the working...

Annual Reports on Freedom of Religion or Belief

by erichmayer (Forum for Religious Freedom Europe)   Vienna, 14.07.2016 (FOREF) – The Forum for Religious Freedom Europe presents three recently published annual reports by the European Intergroup on FoRB & RT, Human Rights Without Frontiers Int’l and the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe. In addition, FOREF recommends an article published...

Vietnam: New Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’

  By FORFE, Vishal Arora : Hanoi, 28.04.2016 (World Watch Monitor) – Vietnam’s new “Law on Belief and Religion,” scheduled to come into effect this year, will add another layer of governmental repression and control to an already pressurized Church, says Vo Tran Nhat, Executive Secretary of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights. “They’re...

SLOVAKIA: Analyzing Challenges to Religious Freedom in the 21st Century

By Barbara Grabner, FOREF correspondent   Bratislava/Slovakia, 17.02.2016 (FOREF) – FOREF Europe analyzed and discussed global challenges to the freedom of religion and belief (FoRB) at an expert conference titled “Religious Freedom in the 21st Century”. (See transcript below.) The event was held on February 16, 2016 in the Hotel Holiday Inn in...

Germany: Campaign against Family Values financed with Tax-Payers’ Money

Scandal over “Cult in the Castle” FOREF-Press Release By Forum for Religious Freedom Europe Munich, November 12.2015: On Thursday 5 November, 2015, the Bayerische Rundfunk (Bavarian broadcasting station, BR) launched a media outcry against an internationally recognized organization. Last weekend, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) held a seminar on family values in the Catholic seminar centre,...