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Dutch 2013 study on alleged abuses by "sects" confirms results of 1984: No danger to the legal order or to public health - 03/24/2014 | EIFRF

HRWF (24.03.2014) - Before the 2013 study, the most recent comprehensive one conducted in The Netherlands dates back to the early 1980s. It was organized in the wake of the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana (1978), after intense lobbying of Anti-Religious Groups and a very active anti-sect group S.O.S.,...

FREEDOM OF RELIGION AS A HUMAN RIGHT: THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S UPCOMING VOTE ON ESTABLISHING “SECT OBSERVATORIES” - 03/22/2014 | World Religions News

Freedom of Religion as a Human Right: The Council of Europe’s Upcoming Vote on Establishing “Sect Observatories” (via World Religion News) For Americans accustomed to the (at least theoretical) separation of church and state implicit in the First Amendment of the Constitution, it may come as...

Moscow Helsinki Group alerts PACE President about Religious Freedom issue - 03/20/2014 | Moscow Helsinki Group

The famous Moscow Helsinki Group, by the voice of its co-founder Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a very well known freedom fighter since the 70s in the Soviet Union, wrote to Mrs Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to alert her about a report drafted by the member of...

Bulgaria - Council of Europe, the Evropress Club of Journalists defends Freedom of Religion or Belief - 03/18/2014 | EIFRF

The Evropress Club of Journalist, in Bulgaria, sent a letter to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to protest against a report drafted by French MP Rudy Salles, deemed to violate basic human rights standards and to be "very counter-productive for the...

Saluzzo or the 120 days of Sodom - 03/18/2014 | EIFRF

Article by Camillo Maffia - Agenzia Radicale. Translation from italian by EIFRF. Source in italian A recent episode of the TV show “Mystery” makes us think over the possible forms of looting taking place on the background of the controversial issue of “Satanic cults” and, more generally, of...

Religious Freedom - Complaint against French MP Rudy Salles - Rapporteur at the PACE - 03/09/2014 | EIFRF

A Complaint has been sent by FOREF (Forum for Religious Freedom - Europe), an International NGO based in Austria, against French MP Rudy Salles who is Rapporteur on a motion "The protection of minors against excesses of sects " at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The...

New Era CC founder Emmaneul Ivorgba receives top honor from the Dalai Lama - 03/07/2014 | EIFRF

URI staff in San Francisco warmly welcomed New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation CC founder Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba to the Bay Area from Jos, Nigeria last week, just before he was set to receive an award from the Dalai Lama.   After meeting with the overjoyed, smiling faces of...

Attitude of Sweden ”liberal” towards sects - 03/06/2014 | EIFRF

Translation of a swedish article by EIFRF Source in Swedish In the report, which will be discussed in the plenary meeting of 10 April, one can observe that it is not certain which damage sects commit against children in the 47 countries which participate in the Council of Europe. Neither is...
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