Month: March 2020

Italy: Regional Zoning Laws Led to Closure of Places of Worship – Oral Statement at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) delivered an oral statement to the Human Rights Council’s 43rd session, March 13, 2020, as part of the Universal Periodic Review of Italy, addressing a series of obstacles which made the construction or the reallocation of buildings as places of worship for religious minorities increasingly difficult, if not impossible.

Iraq: Legal status of churches and human rights of displaced persons – Oral Statement at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) delivered an oral statement to the Human Rights Council’s 43rd session, March 12, 2020, as part of the Universal Periodic Review of Iraq, addressing the Iraqi government failure to grant legal recognition to Evangelical Churches as well as affiliation with the Endowment of the Christians, Yezidi, and Sabaean-Mandaean Religions. WEA …

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Discrimination against Muslim and Christian Dalits in India and abduction of Christians in Malaysia – Oral Statement at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) delivered an oral statement to the Human Rights Council’s 43rd session, March 11, 2020, addressing the violence targeting the Muslim Community and the discrimination against Dalits belonging to minority faiths in India, and finally the abduction of four Christian workers in Malaysia.

Syria: The conflict is affecting the plurality of religious communities – Oral Statement at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) delivered an oral statement to the Human Rights Council’s 43rd session, March 10, 2020, addressing its deep concern for the ongoing conflict and the way it is affecting Christians and other religious communities.

First-Ever Joint WEA-UN Session Takes Place in the German UN Hub in Bonn

By WEA Sustainability  Center Last week, the first ever joint session between the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and United Nations Agencies took place in Bonn, Germany. High-level WEA leaders met with representatives of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the SDG Action Campaign. All three UN …

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At UN HRC, WEA Calls for Recognition of the Right to Conscientious Objection to Abortion

Deerfield, IL – March 4, 2020 In a statement read at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC), the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) took note of the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief’s recently published report to the UNHRC and commended it for a number of its findings. However, speaking on behalf of …

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