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Report: The Paradox of Hate Speech Legislative Restrictions

On 30 October 2023, the World Evangelical Alliance submitted a report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief in response to the Special Rapporteur’s call for input on “Advocacy of Hatred Based on Religion or Belief – Transformative Responses”. In our report, we address the paradox of the rise of […]

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Yemen: Religious Freedom and Status of the Christian Church – Report to the UPR 46th session

On 11 October 2023, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) submitted a report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Yemen scheduled for 1 May 2024 during the UPR 46th session. Our submission reported on the situation of freedom of religion or belief in Yemen, addressing cases of religiously driven

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Eritrea: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Joint Report to the UPR 46th session

On 10 October 2023, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the Pentecostal world Fellowship (PWF), the Pentecostal Commission on Religious Liberty (PCRL), and the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Eritrea scheduled for 6 May 2024 during the UPR 46th session.

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WEA calls people of all faiths to model tolerance and compassion towards other religious groups

The World Evangelical Alliance called for collaboration across faith traditions to promote a shared understanding of how our increasingly pluralistic societies can be inclusive, tolerant, welcoming and flourishing, at the Human Rights Council. The WEA stressed that addressing drivers, root causes, and Human Rights impacts of religious hatred needs to account for the presence and

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WEA calls on France to ensure that new laws on worship respect freedom of religion

The World Evangelical Alliance called on the government of France to ensure that new legislation on worship is not restrictive or constraining, is applied harmoniously across the territory of France by departments and prefectures, and with adequate attention to the needs of diaspora religious communities in France. The WEA further invited France to include anti-religious

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WEA appeals for the repeal of blasphemy legislation in more than 70 countries

The World Evangelical Alliance appealed for the repeal of blasphemy laws in more than seventy countries and called on India to hold accountable perpetrators of deadly violence and sexual violence in Manipur, at the Human Rights Council. The WEA further expressed that it looked forward to reading Pakistan’s update to the High Commissioner on the

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WEA appeals to nations to increase financial efforts to end hunger and achieve food security

The World Evangelical Alliance appealed to all nations to significantly increase their giving to humanitarian organizations and causes against food insecurity in an oral statement at the Human Rights Council. The WEA shared concerns at the insufficient government funding for humanitarian efforts necessary to end hunger and to achieve food security in a global context

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WEA addresses situations in Nagorno-Karabakh, India, Pakistan, and Ethiopia at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance echoed the appeal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, to cultivate humanity’s natural reflexes of empathy, justice and compassion, and addressed the situation of the ongoing blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan, the deadly violence in Manipur – India, the burning of churches and houses of Christians in Pakistan,

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Event: The Crisis in Manipur and Implications for Human Rights in India

The World Evangelical Alliance, on behalf of a coalition of NGOs, invites you to attend our Human Rights Council side-event: “The Crisis in Manipur and Implications for Human Rights in India“, on Tuesday 19 September at 4 p.m. At Room XXV, Building E, Palais des Nations. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube at

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WEA calls on Sri Lanka to guarantee religious freedom, investigate Easter Sunday attacks

The World Evangelical Alliance called on Sri Lanka to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the Easter Sunday attacks, to refrain from mandating compulsory registration for places of worship, to ensure state actors are not complicit in religious freedom violations, to promptly hold local government elections, and deliver a transitional justice process that’s in line with

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