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What is the Nigeria Evangelical Fellowship’s Vision for Achieving Justice and Security in Nigeria?

Wissam al Saliby, Director of the WEA Geneva office, spoke with James Akinyele, Secretary General of the Nigeria Evangelical Fellowship, and discussed how Evangelicals worldwide can support the churches in Nigeria, and what the Fellowship is advocating for in Nigeria. The conversation took place on the margins of the Consultation on the Impact of Religious …

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UN member states tell India to Protect Religious Minorities

India Coalition for Minority RightsPress ReleaseNovember 25, 2022 UN member states have called on India to protect Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities from increasing hate speech, discrimination and violence.India’s human track record was under the spotlight on November 10 during the Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. A …

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Assessing Freedom of Religion or Belief in Algeria – Webinar

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with the World Council of Churches, Open Doors International, Middle East Concern, and the Religious Freedom Institute, organized a webinar on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in Algeria, on 14 October 2022 ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session of Algeria in November 2022. Our webinar highlighted challenges …

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France: Freedom of Religion – Report to the UPR 43rd session

On 11 October 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the Conseil National des Évangéliques de France (CNEF), the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA), and the European Baptist Federation (EBF) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of France scheduled for May 2023 during the UPR 43rd session. …

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Assessing Freedom of Religion or Belief in Algeria Ahead of the Country’s Universal Periodic Review

Webinar date and time: 14 October 2022, 15:00 Geneva time, 14:00 Algiers time, 09:00 Washington D.C. time Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YYPhOYWpSjadId26fEgXpw As Algeria undergoes the Universal Periodic Review on 11 November 2022 before the UN Human Rights Council, we will highlight challenges to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) and provide recommendations for the Algerian Government to …

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Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

In conjunction with the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, and ahead of the UPR session of India, the Coalition for Minority Rights in India organized a webinar on 3 October 2022 to discuss how the international community can support efforts towards a more inclusive and pluralistic India. Coalition members include the World Evangelical …

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WEA marks the 30th anniversary of the massacre of Armenian Christians during the first Karabakh war

The World Evangelical Alliance marked the thirtieth anniversary of the massacre of Armenian Christians in Maragha village in Nagorno-Karabakh during the first Karabakh war and urged the international community to honour the memory of the victims of Maragha by making good on its many promises to prevent and punish the crime of genocide. The statement …

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Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

Webinar date and time: 3 October 2022, 18:30 New Delhi time, 15:00 Geneva time, 09:00 Washington D.C. time Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RpIj6-fgQ_OZ8M19URCNig In India, incitement, disinformation and stigmatization of minority faith groups, including by senior political figures, have led to a surge of hate speech in social media, and increasing hostility and violence against religious minorities. Anti-conversion …

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Sri Lanka: Ensure full accountability for violence and discrimination against religious minorities

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with Baptist World Alliance and ADF International, called on Sri Lanka to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), to withdraw unlawful circulars and policies pertaining to registering places of worship, and to ensure full accountability for acts of violence, discrimination and harassment against religious minorities. The statement was made …

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Iran: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Joint Report to the Human Rights Committee 136th Session

On 17 August 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors, Article 18, and Middle East Concern submitted a joint report to the to the Human Rights Committee ahead of the consideration of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for Iran during the Committee’s 136th session, October-November 2022. Our joint submission reported on freedom of …

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