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RLP Statement on the Middle East & North Africa

On the Calls for Freedom in the Middle East and North Africa A Statement Issued by the Religious Liberty Partnership May 2011 As members of the Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), we have closely observed the protests held in many Middle Eastern and North African countries over the past few months. We welcome the widespread calls …

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Religious Liberty Partnership Releases Statement on Pakistan

CHRISTIAN LEADERS CALL UPON UNITED NATIONS TO ASSIGN REFUGEE STATUS TO PAKISTAN’S ENDANGERED CHRISTIAN MINORITY (HERNDON, Virginia, April 2011) The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), a coalition religious freedom organizations have joined together to call upon the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to recognize the plight of the endangered Christian population and assign them refugee status. …

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Liu Xiaobo: Chinese Prisoner of Conscience is awarded the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Today we want to highlight another individual who needs our attention and prayers. Liu Xiaobo is a longtime Chinese human rights advocate and democracy activist. During the late 80s when the Tiananmen Square protests cost China so many young lives, Liu Xiaobo negotiated a peaceful withdrawal of many of the students. This man’s efforts for …

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UN Defamation Resolution Threatens Freedom of Religion

Over the past decade several actors on the UN scene have been passing resolutions against “Defamation of Religion.” These resolutions condemn anything which offends “religious sensibilities” as racism and hate-speech. Unfortunately the resolutions provide support for blasphemy and similar laws, like the ones which have been used to brutally suppress dissent and religious minorities in …

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Civil Society Responds to UN Proposal for Binding Treaty on “Defamation of Religions”

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Erin Weston Phone: 703.503.0791 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2009 Civil Society Responds to UN Proposal for Binding Treaty on “Defamation of Religions”The United Nations has continuously passed non-binding resolutions on “defamation of religions” since 1999. However, for the first time ever this year, a UN body proposed a binding treaty to …

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