religion

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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“Climate of paranoia” fuels persecution in the name of religion

A political vacuum leading to a “climate of paranoia” helps encourage religious persecution and violence.

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Children's right to freedom of religion or belief must be protected, says UN expert

The United Nations expert on religious freedom is calling 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 of the child.”

Kazakhstan urged to end mandatory registration of religious communities – UN expert

The United Nations expert on religious freedom called today on the Kazakhstan Government to halt the mandatory registration of religious communities, which notably affects small groups.

UN rights experts urge Malaysia to reverse decision to restrict use of ‘Allah’ to Muslims

Several independent United Nations human rights experts today urged the Malaysian Government to reverse its decision to ban a Catholic publication from using the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God, warning that the case may have far-reaching implications for religious minorities in the country.

Harmful practices against women and girls can never be justified by religion – UN expert

Harmful practices inflicted on women and girls can never be justified in the name of freedom of religion or belief, an independent United Nations human rights expert told a General Assembly committee dealing with social, humanitarian and cultural issues today.

Religious communities must embrace shared values to foster peace – UN officials

Senior United Nations officials today stressed the importance of religious communities joining forces to foster peace and development and to combat extremism.