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Western Europe strongly criticized by USCIRF 2013 report - 05/01/2013 | EIFRF

Western Europe has been criticized in the last report 2013 (just released) of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent federal advisory body created by the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) to monitor religious freedom abuses abroad. Extracts of the...

A SUMMARY OF VITAL PRINCIPLES RELATING TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD AND PARENTS - 05/01/2013 | EIFRF

Extracts based on the work of Marco Ventura Professor of Canon Law / Law and Religion, KU Leuven See full presentation on the Conference of the 23 April 2013 at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for more details 1. There is no State discretion in assessing the legitimacy of beliefs....

Speech of Dr. Petar Gramatikov at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. 23 April 2013 - 04/25/2013 | EIFRF

On 23 April 2013, Mr. Pieter Omtzigt (Netherland, member of PACE, EPP) co-sponsored an event with Lord Dundee (UK, member of PACE, EDG). The European Interreligious Forum for Religious Forum (EIFRF) helped to organise the event during the Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council...

New resolution on religious freedom adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe - 04/25/2013 | EIFRF

Safeguarding human rights in relation to religion and belief, and protecting religious communities from violence   Strasbourg, 24.04.2013 – Concerned about increasing physical and psychological violence against religious communities throughout the world, the Assembly today called on member...

Speech of Professor Marco Ventura at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. 23 April 2013 - 04/25/2013 | EIFRF

On 23 April 2013, Mr. Pieter Omtzigt (Netherland, member of PACE, EPP) co-sponsored an event with Lord Dundee (UK, member of PACE, EDG). The European Interreligious Forum for Religious Forum (EIFRF) helped to organise the event during the Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council...

Professors and religious leaders write to Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe - 04/17/2013 | EIFRF

20 eminent professors and religious leaders from various countries of Europe wrote to Mr Alexander Chope, President of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in a common statement denouncing the willingness of a French deputy to...

Conference Freedom of Conscience: the tensions between laicity and religious minorities in State/families issues - 04/08/2013 | EIFRF

Side event during the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Conference/side event Freedom of Conscience: the tensions between laicity and religious minorities in State/families issues   Sponsored by:   Pieter Omtzigt (EPP/CD)  ...

The Religious life in today’s Bulgaria - 04/05/2013 | Rev. Petar Gramatikoff

Religious freedom is guaranteed under the constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria.  But in practice the government has restricted this right to just a few religious groups, although such a restriction is in fact contrary to the constitution.  The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is...
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