Category: Press Releases.
Open Doors World Watch List report launch hosted by Peter van Dalen MEP

  On Wednesday January 17, MEP Peter van Dalen, together with MEP Catherine Stihler, co-hosted the launch of Open Doors’ annual report, the World Watch List. Unfortunately, this year’s report highlighted a worrying trend; persecuting against Christians is increasing. Of the 2.48 billion followers of Christ in the world today, 1 in 12 face severe […]

Intergroup Press release: Launch of Freedom of Religion or Belief Interim Report

Human rights ought to be a fundamental issue, particularly for the EU The EU should stand firm for universal human rights, particularly in its foreign policy, according to the cross-party Intergroup for Freedom of Religion or Belief. Its co-chairs, the MEP Dennis de Jong (SP) and MEP Peter van Dalen (CU-SGP) are worried by the […]

Intergroup hopes for increasing safety of Christians in Egypt

Following the passage of a law regulating the building and renovation of churches in August 2016, this month, the Egyptian Prime Minister formed a ministerial committee, as foreseen in the law, comprised of government officials and representatives from churches and the army, tasked with reviewing the legal status of existing unregistered church buildings. The Intergroup […]

EU FoRB &RT Intergroup calls on the EEAS to step up its efforts for the protection of Ahmadiyya in Pakistan

The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance (FoRB&RT) condemns the lukewarm responses from the EU institutions after the police raid at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community headquarters in Pakistan that took place on 6th December in Chenab Nagar, followed by an attack on the Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal, Pakistan by […]

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