On May 6th the President of the European Commission announced his decision to appoint Mr Ján Figeľ as the first Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union. This mandate will last, initially, for one year. Co-Chairman Dennis de Jong MEP said: “This appointment is a very welcome […]
The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance is a group of like-minded MEPs dedicated to ensuring the EU, in its external actions, promotes and protects the right to freedom of religion or belief.
Persecution of Christians significantly increased in 2015 – Peter van Dalen MEP launches Open Doors’ World Watch List report
ISIS victim shares painful testimony in the EP, hosted by Marian Harkin MEP.
Intergroup calls on the European Union to focus on protecting religious or belief minorities in the MENA region as ISIS attacks Christian villages in Syria
EP resolution calls ISIS violence against religious minorities “genocide” in a Joint Motion Resolution led and supported by Intergroup Members. Click here to download the press release
Persecution of Christians significantly increased in 2015 – Peter van Dalen MEP launches Open Doors’ World Watch List report Click here to download press release
Intergroup Chairs welcome release of Iranian Pastor Abedini, and call on HR/VP Mogherini and President Rouhani to achieve change in defence and promotion of freedoms of religion or belief in Iran. Click here to download the press release
Intergroup amendments to Annual Human Rights report voted through by European Parliament. Click here to download the press release
EP Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance – Report on discrimination and persecution against humanists, atheists and non-religious. On 10th December, FoRB Intergroup Co-Chairman Dennis de Jong MEP hosted The International Humanist and Ethical Union’s (IHEU) Annual “Freedom of Thought” report providing a global perspective on the global discrimination and persecution […]
Intergroup co-Chair,Dennis de Jong MEP calls to end the discrimination, persecution and threat faced by non-religious minorities in the world. Click here to download the press release