Children also have the right to freedom of religion or belief, and that must be protected

UN (23.10.2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, on Thursday called on all Governments represented at the UN General Assembly « to respect religious practices by children and their families and support families in fulfilling their role in providing an enabling environment for the realisation of the rights[…]

Forum for Religious Freedom in Europe Decries Government-organized Non‑governmental organizations

October 26, 2016. In his article entitled “Defending Freedom of Religion and Belief as a Matter of Principle,” Dominic Zoehrer summarizes the FOREF presentation at the OSCE gathering in Warsaw. One topic of concern to human rights watchdogs is the infiltration of “GONGOs”—government-organized non-governmental organizations. Mr. Zoehrer writes that these “NGOs that are fully financed[…]

Freedom of Religion and Belief: Problems and Perspectives

Government-sponsored anti-religious hate groups were spotlighted at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw in September 2016. London-based attorney Alessandro Amicarelli, spokesperson for the European Federation for Freedom of Belief (FOB), warned delegates of the activities of FECRIS—the European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Cults[…]