At the 4th Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia

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July 8, 2020

The previous religious envoy was influential in securing the release of the Pakistani Christian, Asia Bibi, from a death sentence in 2019.

Calls are growing for the European Union to reinstate its Special Envoy on Religious Freedom, after the post was abolished by the new Brussels Commission under Ursula Von Der Leyen.

“In some countries, religious oppression has now reached the level of genocide,” said Cardinal Jean-Claude Holl...

July 7, 2020

Rozhodnutie Európskej komisie pod vedením Ursuly von der Leyenovej pranierujú politici aj náboženskí predstavitelia. Európska komisia (EK) sa rozhodla nepredĺžiť mandát osobitného vyslanca EÚ pre podporu slobody náboženstva alebo viery mimo EÚ, ktorým bol Slovák Ján Figeľ.

June 23, 2020

Seven years ago, the EU Guidelines on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) were adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council. Today, the FoRB community celebrates this informally as ‘EU FoRB Day’ and civil society take this opportunity to call for the renewal of the mandate of the Special Envoy.

This past April came and went with no decision by the Commission on the future of the mandate of the Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or...

GD - Città del Vaticano, 21 giu. 20 - (ACI STAMPA) - La diplomatica olandese Alexandra Valkenburg è il nuovo ambasciatore dell’Unione Europea presso la Santa Sede, l’Ordine di Malta e le organizzazioni delle Nazioni Unite a Roma, nonché presso la Repubblica di San Marino. Viene dal ruolo di ambasciatore dei Paesi Bassi a Cuba e in Giamaica.

Valkeburg prende il posto di Jan Tombinski, che è stato la scorsa settimana in visita di...

June 6, 2020

The following questions were addressed: What is the current state of the art of the missions of Special Envoys? What is the role of Special Envoys in the context of t​he pandemic? What is the future of Special Envoys? How is the Covid-19 crisis impacting Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in the world? Will it eventually change FoRB as we know it?

May 18, 2020

The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) urges the European Commission to renew the mandate of the Special Envoy on FoRB outside the EU.

Dr Ján Figel was appointed the European Commission’s first Special Envoy for the promotion of FoRB outside the EU, following a resolution adopted by the European Parliament in February 2016.

The mandate has served as a focal point for promoting...

April 21, 2020

Veľkonočné obdobie býva vo svete často sprevádzané útokmi a prenasledovaním kresťanov. Sobotné reflexie RTVS s Jánom Figeľom a Miroslavom Dzurechom (ACN Slovensko) ponúkajú odpovede na rôzne prejavy obmedzovania náboženskej slobody v súčasnom svete.

April 19, 2020

“Zatknutie týchto jednotlivcov predstavuje urážlivý útok na hongkonské slobody, právny štát a autonómiu zaručenú na základe čínsko-britského spoločného vyhlásenia a základného zákona. Mal som tú česť stretnúť sa s Martinom Lee minulý rok a viem, že nikto z týchto zatknutých jednotlivcov nemohol byť akýmkoľvek spôsobom považovaný za radikála alebo “vzbúrenca“ – skutočne sú vysoko rešpektovanými a medzinárodne uznávanými politik...

April 18, 2020

“The arrest of these individuals amount to an outrageous assault on Hong Kong’s freedoms, the rule of law and autonomy guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. I had the privilege of meeting Martin Lee last year, and I know that none of these individuals arrested could in any way remotely be regarded as radicals or ‘rioters’ – indeed they are highly-respected internationally-renowned establishment...

April 17, 2020

 

The theme I wish to explore briefly is the relation between human dignity, religious freedom and current corona virus pandemic. Evidently, medical situation in the world is critical in many countries. It will take time and make serious impact on economies, on social situation and on human, interpersonal and international relations. Our world will change.

Each crisis in history left repetitive lesson: We can get out of crisis t...

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September 30, 2019

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September 29, 2019

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September 18, 2019

Droga progresivizmu nie je liek pre Slovensko

September 18, 2019

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