‘Cult Wars’ in Historical Perspective
Sep08

‘Cult Wars’ in Historical Perspective

About the Book ‘Cult Wars’ in Historical Perspective provides a broad characterization of the shifting religious contours over the past several decades. Offering an assessment of several important topics in the study of new religions, this book explores developments in well-known groups such as the Unification movement, The Family International (Children of God), the International Society for Krishna Consciousness...

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European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) and the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (WGAS)
Fév17

European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) and the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (WGAS)

Brussels (16/02/2016) ARDI and WGAS host roundtable on outcomes of EU Colloquium on Fundamental Rights on antisemitic and anti-Muslim hatred and hate speech The Vice-President of the European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) and Chair of ARDI’s Islamophobia Working Group Sajjad Karim and the Chair of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (WGAS) Juan Fernando López Aguilar hosted a roundtable...

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ODIHR/Venice Commission Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities
Fév13

ODIHR/Venice Commission Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities

The purpose of these Guidelines is to ensure that those involved in drafting and applying legislation in the area of the freedom of religion or belief, including civil society representatives, have at their disposal a benchmark document containing minimum international standards in the area of recognition of religious or belief communities. The document does not seek to challenge established agreements between states and religious or...

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Children also have the right to freedom of religion or belief, and that must be protected
Oct28

Children also have the right to freedom of religion or belief, and that must be protected

UN (23.10.2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, on Thursday called 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. » « Every...

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Defending Freedoms of Religion or Belief for Minorities in Asia
Oct27

Defending Freedoms of Religion or Belief for Minorities in Asia

On Wednesday 21st October 2015, Peter van Dalen MEP hosted a conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, with Susan Kerr from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), on Defending Freedoms of Religion and Belief for Minorities in Asia. The conference audience heard detailed reports from civil society organisations regarding the state of religious pluralism in China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India. These described how minorities in...

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Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society
Oct19

Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society

Author(s): Parliamentary Assembly Origin – Assembly debate on 30 September 2015 (33rd Sitting) (see Doc. 13851, report of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, rapporteur: Mr Rafael Huseynov; Doc. 13886, opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Sir Edward Leigh; and Doc. 13871, opinion of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, rapporteur: Ms Liliane...

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