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 […]
On 4th February 2015, Dennis de Jong MEP hosted an event in cooperation with the Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance, the OSCE/ODIHR and the CoE to launch the ODIHR/Venice Commission Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities.
On 27th January 2015, Dennis de Jong MEP hosted an event in cooperation with the Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance on “What do MEPs do with their beliefs?” At the event, Professor François Foret, Coordinator of the project “Religion at the European Parliament” (RelEP), presented the findings of a survey […]
On 22nd January 2015, Peter van Dalen MEP together with Tunne Kelam MEP and Catherine Stihler MEP hosted an event in cooperation with the Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance and Open Doors on “Persecution of Christians in the World”. At the event Open Doors presented their 2015 World Watch List.
The European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief hosted an event organised by Christian Solidarity Worldwide titled Indonesia: “Pluralism in Peril”. At the event, Ben Rogers, CSW researcher, presented a report of findings from his field missions to Indonesia.
On 13th November 2013, the EPWG on FoRB hosted an informal meeting with former Christian members of the Shura Council (the upper house of the Egyptian Parliament) in the European Parliament. The visit of the delegation was organised by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches and the Conference of the European Churches (CEC).
On 13th November 2013, EPWG on FoRB Co-President Dennis de Jong met with a delegation from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to discuss current FoRB issues and possibilities of cooperation on promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief.
EPWG on FoRB Co-Presidents Peter Van Dalen and Dennis De Jong and the EPWG on FoRB held a meeting with a Pakistani Delegation in the European Parliament. The delegation had been invited by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) of the World Council of Churches. During the meeting, the Most Revd Samuel […]
On July 9th 2013, MEP Laszlo Tokes a member of the EPWG on FoRB, hosted a public hearing on the struggle of “Ethnic Chins in a changing Burma/Myanamar” in the European Parliament. The event in collaboration with the EPWG on FoRB highlighted the challenges faced by the Ethnic Chins, the majority of whom are Christians. […]