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WEA Submits Joint Report to the United Nations on Freedom of Religion and Christian Persecution in Iran

The World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors International, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Middle East Concern, and Article 18 submitted jointly a report to the Human Rights Committee in May 2020 on the situation of freedom of religion or belief in Iran, and the persecution of Christians. The Human Rights Committee will issue in July a List of Issues …

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Report: the Legal Status of the Evangelical Churches in Iraq

With the exception of the Presbyterian Evangelical Protestant church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Iraq’s Evangelical churches are not legally recognized. Since 2003, the General Society for Iraqi National Evangelical Churches (GSINEC) has requested from the consecutive Iraqi governments the legal recognition of the Evangelical churches and affiliation with the Christians, Yezidi, and Sabaean-Mandaean …

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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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WEA Statement by Iranian Pastor Dabrina Bet Tamraz during the Universal Periodic Review Iran pre-session – October 2019

Dabrina Bet Tamraz, Iranian pastor, made a statement on behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance and Christian Solidarity Worldwide during a civil society panel where she presented on the situation of Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iran to an audience of diplomats, U.N. and civil society organizations. After sharing her personal story, Ms. Bet …

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Freedom of Religion or Belief in Algeria: Joint Statement to the HRC (42nd Session)

Calling on Algerian authorities to grant permission to all forcibly closed churches to re-open and grant permission to EPA-affiliated churches to continue to use rented premises as places of worship, submitted jointly by the WEA, the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, and the Protestant …

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Report on Spain, Calling for an End to the Discrimination Protestants Face in Pension Treatment in Spain, and Appeal for Protection of Places of Worship of All Religious Communities – Joint Report for the Universal Periodic Review 35th session

Report on Spain, calling for an end to the discrimination Protestants face in pension treatment in Spain, and appeal for protection of places of worship of all religious communities, following the closure of Evangelical churches in the Catalonia region, submitted jointly by ADF International, the WEA and the Spanish Evangelical Alliance – July 2019. Access …

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