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The persecution of Christians in the world, especially in Iran, highlighted at the European Parliament

The persecution of Christians in Iran was the focus of the presentation of the 2023 World Watch List of the Protestant NGO Open Doors yesterday, Thursday 25 January, at the European Parliament (EP). According...

The Cham of Cambodia as a Divided People: From Refuge to Genocide

Vadim Atnashev, PhD, Dr Professor at North-West Management Institute, published the paper "The Cham of Cambodia as a Divided People: From Refuge to Genocide", as part of the book "Proceedings of Topical Issues in...

5th Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue World Congress sets “A Path to Peace”

The 5th World Congress on Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue "A Path to Peace" was held on 8 and 9 November at CEMA University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This year, under the slogan "Thinking about...

Alexandre Novopashin: We are fighting the cannibalistic Nazi ideology!

We are doing a good deed: we are not fighting Ukraine and Ukrainians, but the cannibalistic Nazi ideology, which has enslaved the minds of many people

ECHR new decision: Why French Miviludes is in trouble

For more than two decades, the French governmental “anti-cult” agency Miviludes (acronym for French Inter-ministerial mission for monitoring and combating cultic deviances) has been making money hand over fist by calling some religious minorities...

Russia has set new records in 2022 in its campaign of persecution against Jehovah’s Witnesses

JW. New York - This year, Russian courts sentenced over 40% more Jehovah’s Witnesses (45) to prison than last year (32). This resulted in a peak of 115 men and women in prison at...

Russia – Four Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to prison for up to seven years

On 19 December 2022, Judge Yana Vladimirova at the Birobidzhan District Court of the Jewish Autonomous Region passed harsh sentences to four Jehovah’s Witnesses for supposedly organizing and financing extremist activities while they were...

TAIWAN – UN Human Rights Day and the Tai Ji Men Case

UN Human Rights Day and the Tai Ji Men Case HRWF (20.12.2022) – The 10th of December is the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948 and it is commemorated...
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Freedom of religion or belief fosters peaceful coexistence

In this video, Mariam Gavtadze, member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief, explains how respect for the freedom of religion or belief fosters peaceful coexistence. Unfortunately, freedom of...

Kishan Manocha: “this extraordinary document [UDHR] is not a monument to human progress to be admired from afar”

EINPRESSWIRE - Geneva, Switzerland. 74th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - Over 30 speakers from Civil Society, Government, supranational organizations, Academia and Faith Communities, gathered in Room XVIII of the...

QATAR – In the shadow of the Football World Cup, a forgotten issue: the situation of the Baha’is

In the shadow of the Football World Cup in Qatar, voices of non-Muslims have been heard and listened to at the European Parliament at a conference organized on 6 December by Dutch MEP Bert-Jan...

Ukraine: Draft law on banning the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church

HRWF (28.11.2022) – On 24 November, the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine published the text of draft law No. 8221 banning the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church represented on the territory of...

FECRIS under fire: 82 prominent Ukrainian scholars ask MACRON to stop funding it

On November 11, 82 of the most prominent religious scholars of Ukraine, wrote a letter to the French President Emmanuel Macron about the funding of FECRIS.

Neither new nor foreign, says new exhibition launched at First Forum of Municipalities for Tolerance in Spain

Neither new nor foreign (Ni Nueva, Ni Ajena) - Spanish Federation of Municipalities (FEMP) and the state Foundation Pluralismo y Convivencia, have launched an exhibition to promote tolerance, diversity and coexistence between religions. On...

TAJIKISTAN: Repeated calls for the release of an elderly ill Jehovah’s Witness

TAJIKISTAN - Shamil Khakimov, a critically ill elderly Jehovah’s Witness unlawfully imprisoned for his faith in Tajikistan since February 2019, filed a formal petition for his release to the nation’s president on 8 November. The same petition was...

Iranian government detains dozens more Baha’is during national crisis

GENEVA—18 November 2022—Twenty-nine Baha’is in Iran have been arrested since September, the latest incidents in a crackdown that began in late July, even as the Iranian government faces unprecedented scrutiny around the world over...

#EPDF European Policy Dialogue Forum Tackles Hate Speech and Urban Challenges for Refugees and Migrants

Press release KAICIID and The European Times. // 4th EPDF - Policymakers, religious leaders, journalists and civil society representatives converged in Castelldefels, Spain this week for the 4th European Policy Dialogue Forum on...

INTERVIEW: Is trying to ban Halal slaughtering a concern for Human Rights?

Is trying to ban Halal slaughtering a concern for Human Rights? This is the question our special contributor, PhD. Alessandro Amicarelli, a renowned human rights attorney and activist, who chairs the European Federation on...

Barcelona hosts KAICIID Conference on Dialogue for Social Inclusion in Cities

Castelldefels/Barcelona, SPAIN. Under the theme “Social Inclusion in Cities - Strengthening Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Bring Communities into Dialogue”, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Blanquerna Observatory for Media, Culture and Religion, the European Council for...

Interview: “Religion on Fire”, Russia is ruining cultural and spiritual heritage

"Religion on Fire" is a Ukrainian project that we described few days ago in the article "Russia is destroying primarily its own Churches in Ukraine". We just had the opportunity to interview two of...

How the anticult FECRIS tries to escape the blame

Rogatin is an interesting character. He almost uniformly introduces himself as the Ukrainian representative of FECRIS, and in fact is very “pro-Russian”. Since 2010 he wrote about the impact of “cults” and non-Orthodox religions on the contemporary Ukraine.

RUSSIA: Seven Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to six years in prison in October

The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses is going on unabated. In the last 10 months, 40 of them have been sentenced for merely practising their religion in private and put behind bars. Here is the list...

Religion on Fire: Russia is destroying primarily its own Churches in Ukraine

Few days ago, the Ukrainian scholarly project “Religion on Fire” launched their interim report on the damages caused to religious buildings and facilities as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Karlsruhe: “An ecumenism of the heart”

What do I remember, more than a month after the remarkable event that brought together more than 4,000 Christians in the Karlsruhe Congress Centre from 31 August to 8 September? I am referring to...

Bombshell: Do Russians have the right to alternative service if they refuse to fight?

For Sevastianov, there are other ways to support the country and be patriotic than to go and kill people.
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