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EMISCO : Press Release on Gaza situation - 07/15/2014 | EMISCO

Strasbourg, 14/07/2014 Normally, EMISCO - European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion does not take sides in territorial conflicts, condemn or support any given country nor do we issue statements of intent in political disputes outside Europe.   We work for the socio-economic, cultural...

Vice-chair of EIFRF elected as a United Religions Initiative trustee for Europe - 07/10/2014 | EIFRF

In May 2014, Petar Gramatikov, Vice-Chair of EIFRF, has been elected as a United Religions Initiative trustee for Europe. In addition to his functions in EIFRF, Petar is a hierodeacon of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, as well a Doctor (Didiaskalos) of the Universal Orthodox Church. He...

OSCE meeting discussed freedom of expression in VIENNA, from 3-4 July 2014 - 07/10/2014 | EMISCO

EMISCO Representatives from the 57 OSCE participating States, civil society and international organizations met in Vienna on Thursday the 3rd July 2014 for a two-day conference on the promotion of freedom of expression. The Swiss OSCE Chairmanship, the Office of the OSCE Representative on...

Press Statement - FOREF - EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS FAILS TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM - 07/07/2014 | EIFRF

Threat of full-face veil to “open, personal relationships” trumps human rights Vienna, 3 July 2014 - FOREF Europe: By upholding a French ban on wearing full-face veils, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has failed to protect the religious freedom of Islamic women who choose the veil as...

Council of Europe Briefing - 04/24/2014 | EIFRF

An attempted strike against minority religions fails. Instead, a landmark victory for freedom of religion or belief ALL FAITHS NETWORK & EUROPEAN INTERRELIGIOUS FORUM FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM The European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom and the All Faiths Network coordinated...

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe writes against death penalty for Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt - 04/16/2014 | EIFRF

On April 7, 2014 forty one members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe issued a written declaration to protest against the death penalty pronounced against 529 activists of the Muslim Brotherhood, asking for a moratorium on the use of capital punishment in Egypt. Here is the text...

Video: Dr Aaron Rhodes and Professor Vincent Berger, side event on religious Freedom at Council of Europe. - 04/13/2014 | EIFRF

At an event in the Council of Europe on 8th of April a coalition of 5 groups concerned with Religious Freedom held a well-attended event on the subject. The event was sponsored by Member of Parliament Valeriu Ghiletchi. The event was held to focus attention on the already extensive criticism of...

Speech by Mr Morten Wold at PACE regarding Rudy Salles'report - 04/11/2014 | EIFRF

On the 10th of April 2014, Mr Morten Wold, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, did ask for the report, resolution and recommendation drafted by Mr Rudy Salles, "The Protection of the minors against excesses of sects", to be rejected by the Assembly. Finally, the...
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