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Joint Submission to the 2024 UNHCR Global Consultations with NGOs: Solutions, Inclusion, and Gender Equality

On 6 May 2024, the World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with Gender Religious Freedom (GRF), made a submission to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on addressing issues of inclusion and gender equality, ahead of the 2024 UNHCR Global Consultations with NGOs held from 11th to 13th June.

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Submission to the UN: Fostering a Culture of Tolerance and Diversity

On 16 April 2024, the World Evangelical Alliance made a submission to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in response to the High Commissioner’s call for input on combating intolerance against persons based on religion or belief. In our submission, we give examples of evangelicals engaging in inter-faith dialogue around the world, with

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Joint statement on the humanitarian crisis in Sudan

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with several other partner organizations, urges the international community to bring much greater international humanitarian support to mitigate the enormity of the suffering of the Sudanese people. It is one year since the people of Sudan were plunged into extreme humanitarian emergency following the outbreak in mid-April 2023 of fierce

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Norway: Right to education – Report to the UPR 47th session

On 8 April 2024, the International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education (OIDEL), the Norwegian Council on Mission and Evangelism (NORME), the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), and other organizations, submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Norway scheduled for November 2024

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North Korea: Abduction of Three South Korean Citizens – Report to the UPR 47th session

On 8 April 2024, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), PeaceCorea, and the Korea Evangelical Fellowship (KEF) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea scheduled for November 2024 during the UPR 47th session. Our joint submission reported on three cases

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Portugal: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Report to the UPR 47th session

On 5 April 2024, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA), and the Portuguese Evangelical Alliance (AEP) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Portugal scheduled for November 2024 during the UPR 47th session. Our joint submission reported on the right to

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WEA calls on Canada to repeal euthanasia for those whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable

The World Evangelical Alliance and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada jointly called on the government of Canada to halt eligibility for euthanasia on the basis of mental illness, to repeal medical assistance in dying provisions for those whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable, and to protect persons from feeling pressured or induced to request

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WEA calls on Algeria to overturn convictions of Pastor Youssef Ourahmane and other Christians

The World Evangelical Alliance called on the government of Algeria to allow the re-opening of all Protestant churches and to overturn convictions of individual Christians, including that of Pastor Youssef Ourahmane, who was sentenced in absentia to two years in prison and a fine on charges of holding an unauthorized religious assembly and holding worship

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WEA Statement at the Human Rights Council Panel on Countering Religious Hatred

The World Evangelical Alliance appealed to States and religious communities to pursue and strengthen national and international multi-faith forums in order to counter hate speech while upholding freedom of religion or belief and freedom of opinion and expression. The oral statement was made at the Human Rights Council 55th session, during the Panel discussion on

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