Organisationer som kæmper for religionsfrihed og mod religiøs forfølgelse


En række internationale organisationer og myndigheder kæmper for overholdelse af de internationale menneskerettighedsbestemmelser mht. religiøs frihed, og dermed også for menneskers ret til at forlade en religion uden at blive forfulgt eller straffet.

 

Danske organisationer

Dansk Europamission
Dansk Europamission hælper forfulgte kristne i Mellemøsten, Asien og Centralasien med projekter vedrørende nødhjælp og udvikling, bibeloversættelser, mediemission, evangelisering og lederuddannelse. Organisationen driver hjemmesiden "Forfulgte Kristne". Læs mere.

Dansk Missionsråds Religions- og Trosfrihedsforum
Dansk Missionsråds nyeste forum er forum for religions- og trosfrihed. Her er repræsentanter fra medlemsorganisationerne og ressourcepersoner fra andre organisationer inviterede til deltagelse i et nyt, tidsbegrænset religionsfrihedsforum, der har til formål at styrke fokus og handling omkring tros- og religionsfrihed både for organisationer, kirkeligt bagland og i national offentlig og politisk debat. Koordinator for udvalget er Birger Nygaard, Det Mellemkirkelige Råd (Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den.).

Folkekirkens Mellemkirkelige Råd - Projekt "Trosfrihed - forfulgte kristne"
Dette projekt beskæftiger sig generelt med religions- og trosfrihed og specifikt med situationen for kristne i Irak. Læs mere.

Projekt Trosfrihed - Forfulgte Kristne - Folkekirkens Mellemkirkelige Råd.
Projektet beskæftiger sig generelt med religions- og trosfrihed og specifikt med situationen for kristne i Irak. Læs mere.

Åbne Døre
Åbne Døre er en international tværkirkelig missionsorganisation fokuserer på forfulgte kristne og har flg. målsætning: Personligt at overlevere bibler og undervisningsmaterialer til kristne i "lukkede" lande, samt give dem oplæring -  At forberede kristne i truede lande på at møde forfølgelse og lidelse -  At udfordre de kristne i den frie verden til at tjene de forfulgte kristne. Læs mere.

 

Internationale organisationer


Amnesty International.
Amnesty International er en verdensomspændende organisation af mennesker, som kæmper for de internationalt anerkendte menneskerettigeder (inkl. religionsfriheden).  Læs mere.

Barnabas Fund
Organisationen Barnabas Fund - hope and aid for the persecuted church har som navnet antyder til formål at støtte forfulgte kristne minoriteter. Læs mere.

Center for Religious Freedom
"The Center for Religious Freedom is a self-sustaining division of Freedom House. Founded in 1941 by Eleanor Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie to oppose Naziism and Communism in Europe, Freedom House is America's oldest human rights group. Its Center for Religious Freedom defends against religious persecution of all groups throughout the world." Centeret beskæftiger sig også med menneskers ret til at forlade en religion. Læs mere.

Christians Solidarity Wordlwide
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Voice for the Voiceless, is a human rights organisation which specialises in religious freedom, works on behalf of those persecuted for their Christian beliefs and promotes religious liberty for all. Visit.

Conference of European Churches, The Church and Society Commission. Human Rights and Religious Freedom
The CEC member churches advocate for their promotion and for protection of the highest level of international human rights standards inside of Europe, but also outside of its borders. The CSC monitors and advocates for the implementation of civil and political rights, as well as social, economic and cultural rights vis-à-vis International Organisations and European Institutions.  The issues that CSC devotes its attention to include freedom of religion or belief, anti-discrimination legislation etc. The CSC also makes its contribution to the development of Human Rights Education.  A special link on this page will lead you to the resource material for human rights training.  Together with CEC member churches and its associated organisations, CSC is developing its first European churches’ on-line human rights library which should help its members to monitor progress in the development of the human rights concept inside the CEC membership. Read more.

Council of European Churches - Human Rights and Freedom of Religion- program
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European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief (EPWG on FoRB) is a group of like-minded MEPs dedicated to promote and protect FoRB in the EU's external actions. Read more.

European Union
The European Union Parliament has a strong tradition for support fight for human rights including freedom of religion and also has spoken out agains persecution of Christian communities.

  • 15/11/07 The European Parliament passed a resolution on serious events which conpromise Christian communities' existence and those of other religious communities. Download.

  • 06/05/10 The European Parliament passed a resolution on the mass atrocities in Jos, Nigeria. Download.

  • May 2010 Commission of the Bishops Conference of the European Union, "Religious Freedom. Pillar of the Human Rights Policy in the External Relations of the European Union" Report to the bishopsof COMECE. Download.

  • 20/05/10 he European Parliament passed a resolution on religious freedom in Pakistan. Download.

  • 25/11/10 The European Parliament passed a resolution on Iraq: the death penalty (notably the case of Tariq Aziz) and attacks agains Christians. Download.

  • 20/01/11 The European Parliament passed a resolution attacks on Christian communities. Download.

  • 24/06/13 Council of the Europian Union, EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief. Foreign Council meeting, Luxembourg, 24 June 2013. Download.

  • 10/10/13 The European Parliament passed three separate resolutions on Thursday, condemning violence and persecution against Christians in Syria, Pakistan and Iran. Download.
European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief (EPWG on FoRB) is a group of like-minded MEPs dedicated to promote and protect FoRB in the EU's external actions. - See more at: http://www.religiousfreedom.eu/#sthash.NKunUKGs.dpuf
European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief (EPWG on FoRB) is a group of like-minded MEPs dedicated to promote and protect FoRB in the EU's external actions. - See more at: http://www.religiousfreedom.eu/#sthash.NKunUKGs.dpuf

Forum 18
En Oslo-baseret organisation, som på basis af art. 18 i FNs universelle menneskerettighedserklæring kæmper for religionsfriehed. "Every person has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right includes the freedom to change religion or belief..." Læs mere.

International Christian Concern.
"ICC acts as a bridge between believers in free countries and believers in persecuted countries. This bridge carries encouragement, prayers and aid in while news, requests, and love flow back over the bridge. The bridge also allows for the voices and concerns of the persecuted to be heard by the Church so that we might move the rest of the world to action on their behalf." The organisation grew out of Christian Solidarity Intl., USA division. Læs mere.

International Coalition for Religious Freedom
Denne koalition til forsvar for religiøs frihed er sponsoreret af Unification Church. Læs mere.

International Religious Freedom -  US Department of State
På denne hjemmeside er der mulighed for at få et overblik fx. over den juridiske og faktiske tilstand i en række lande med hensyn til behandling af apostasi ved at benytte søgefunktionen (apostasy). Læs mere.

Middle East Concern
"Middle East Concern (MEC) is based in the Middle East. It is an Association of established Christian agencies and individuals advocating the human rights of the Christian communities in the Middle East and North Africa, within the general human rights context in the region. MEC recognizes the link between Christian faith and human rights, sees religious liberty as the cornerstone of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and believes that protection of fundamental liberties is an integral part of social and economic development. Founded in direct response to a felt need by local Christians, MEC began its work in the Middle East North Africa region in 1991. Individual and corporate membership now includes Christians living in all of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa and Christians from other countries involved in supporting the church where it is under pressure. The vision of MEC is to help churches and individual Christians in the region practise their faith freely and enjoy full religious liberty in their respective countries." Læs mere.

Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief
The Oslo Coalition, which was established in 1998 by a number of faith communities, works to advance freedom of religion or belief  as a common benefit that is accepted and embraced by all religions and persuasions. Drawing on and promoting the internationally accepted human rights standards on freedom of religion, the Coalition works to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between communities of different persuasions and to hinder injustice, intolerance and distrust springing from religious differences. Read more.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - Freedom of Religion or Belief
ODIHR’s work in the area of freedom of religion or belief focuses on assisting participating States, religious or belief communities, and civil society in protecting and promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief. ODIHR also works on preventing and responding to intolerance and discrimination based on religious grounds. Read more.

Religious Freedom & Business Foundation 
"The Religious Freedom & Business Foundation educates the global business community about how religious freedom is good for business, and engages the business community in joining forces with government and non-government organizations in promoting respect for freedom of religion or belief. ... The Foundation accomplishes its work through research, education, global awards, world forums, and catalytic networking, that is connecting businesses with governmental and non-governmental organizations aiming to help religious minorities develop empowering and economically sustainable enterprises. ...The Foundation is the first organization dedicated to educating businesses about why religious freedom will enable them to be more productive and successful, and how they can effectively incorporate religious freedom in their strategic business plans for the benefit of their stake holders, their employees and society." The foundation is founded and led by Brian J. Grim. Read more

Svenska Missionsrådet, Religions- och övertygelsefrihet
Her fokuseres på religionsfrihed i udviklingsarbejdet. Læs mere.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international instruments, and to give independent policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and the Congress. Read more.

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