religion

UN expert hails US move placing atheists on equal footing with faith groups

A United Nations human rights expert on freedom of religion or belief has welcomed the United States' legislative amendments aimed at protecting non-believers and atheists.

Women "have right" to wear controversial burkini bathing suit

Women should have the right to choose to wear a controversial bathing suit known as the burkini without coercion from the state or individuals; that’s according to the UN agency focused on gender issues, UN Women.

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Respect for different faiths 'bedrock' and 'prerequisite' of world peace, UN General Assembly told

Mutual respect for different faiths and cultures is the “bedrock” of a world at peace and “prerequisite” for achieving many of the goals to which humankind and the United Nations aspire, the General Assembly was told today.

Inclusive approach needed to embrace religious diversity in Denmark – UN expert

While appraising Denmark as a liberal country that values and respects freedom and religion, an independent United Nations human rights expert today also addressed challenges Danish society faces, especially towards “an open, inclusive” identity and religious diversity.

Freedoms of religion and expression ‘twin rights’ in fighting intolerance – UN report

The freedoms of religion and of expression are not contradictory but complementary, as both rights are the twin tools in combating incitement to hatred, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today.

UN and Africa: focus on faith groups, youth potential and Tanzania economy

Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology need more empowerment

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Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology need more empowerment

Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology that misuses religion need more empowerment from bodies such as the UN.

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