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Bishop welcomes PM's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief
NEWS / The Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Foreign Affairs, has welcomed the appointment of Rehman Chishti MP as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, succeeding Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
UN Security Council adopts Bishop’s recommendations on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Bishop and Minister welcome UN Security Council’s adoption of UK Government resolution on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Keep up momentum on highlighting abuses of freedom of religion and belief, bishops urges
Politicians from around the world have been urged to ‘keep up the momentum’ on tackling abuses of freedom of religion or belief, by the Church of England bishop who led a key review of Foreign Office support for persecuted Christians.
Church of England to play leading role in major international project to strengthen Freedom of Religion or Belief
The Church of England is set to take a leading role in a Government-funded project to help parliamentarians and faith leaders across the world identify and challenge barriers to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB).
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Protecting freedom of religion or belief protects everyone, Archbishop tells governments
Restrictions on freedom of worship often go hand-in-hand with other forms of repression, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has warned government ministers from around the world.
Bishop calls for targeted sanctions to defend freedom of religion or belief in plea for action to protect Uighurs
A new system of targeted sanctions could be used against the perpetrators of “gross human rights abuses” on the Uighur people in China, a bishop has told the House of Lords.
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Bishop of Kensington to lead new Centre for Cultural Witness
The Bishop of Kensington, Dr Graham Tomlin, to step down in August to lead the new Centre for Cultural Witness - a project to underpin the Church’s work of being a Christian presence in every community
Response to report from Commission on Religion & Belief in British Public Life
NEWS / We welcome the call in this report for greater religious literacy and the highlighting of the scale of social action by the Church - as well as its recommendation that where a religious organisation is best placed to deliver a social good, it should not be disadvantaged.