Following the alarming news of the confiscation of 50 Aramean churches and monasteries in the city of Mardin last week, the co-chairs of the Intergroup, Peter van Dalen and Dennis de Jong, have written a letter to the Turkish President, Receyyp Erdogan, urging him to protect the rights of the countries various minorities. Although Turkey […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]