AFN visits the Jalsa Salana
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AFN visits the Jalsa Salana

All Faiths Network members joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at their Jalsa Salana (Annual Gathering) where followers from all over the world congregated for a 3-day celebration of their faith. The Jalsa Salana gathers some 30,000 people during this period which is a time for spiritual and moral advancement, beneficial social interaction and most importantly…

The full-face veil ban – a step towards Big Brother state
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The full-face veil ban – a step towards Big Brother state

The recent ban on wearing a full-face veil in public in Denmark is another step within the European Union that infringes on the rights of citizens to express their identity and faith as they see fit. It is an unnecessary restriction of Articles 9 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This BBC…

National Council of Hindu Temples accuses Lords of witch hunt
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National Council of Hindu Temples accuses Lords of witch hunt

National Council of Hindu Temples, in their publication Shubh Sandesh (Hindu Good News), has accused British Government institutions of colonial-style hatred of Hindus. In an article headlined “DISSOLVING CASTE CONSCIOUSNESS” the publication says: “The Government announces its Caste Consultation conclusion confirming that this is NOT “a real life issue”. Hindus & Non Hindus must now…

Report: Human Rights and Religion meeting

Report: Human Rights and Religion meeting

Human Rights and Religion 26thJuly 2018 The speakers at this event presented perspectives and referenced religious texts from their own religion on how human rights were expressed in their religious texts and traditions – well before the current concept of universal human rights came into existence. Speakers were Ahsan Ahmedi: radio host on the Voice…

More information about the Faith and Freedom Summit
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More information about the Faith and Freedom Summit

The Solvay Library in Brussels welcomed, on the 28th of June 2018, the Faith and Freedom Summit. The Faith and Freedom Summit: Practicing what we Preach in Europe was a non-partisan summit that brought together leaders from the various ields of politics, government, academia, activism and the non-for-proit sector from across Europe and beyond, in…

Faith and Freedom Summit: Practicing What We Preach in Europe

Faith and Freedom Summit: Practicing What We Preach in Europe

On the 28th of June at Brussels the Faith and Freedom Summit conference, was organised by the third largest party in the European Parliament – the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) in the premises of the prestigious Solvay Library. Speakers and participants from several countries attended a packed one-day conference that covered…

Photos: Interfaith AGM, Derby

The UK Interfaith Network (IFN), of which AFN is a national member body, held its annual general meeting in Derby on the 4th July. The event launched the IFN’s “Connect – a youth interfaith action guide” booklet and ongoing campaign to engage younger people in interfaith work. The days events covered actions being done and…

International Convention “Law and Freedom of Belief in Europe, an Arduous Journey”
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International Convention “Law and Freedom of Belief in Europe, an Arduous Journey”

Video of the speech by Mr. Martin Weightman, Director of All Faiths Network, England, at the Round Table of the International Convention Law and Freedom of Belief, an arduous journey, held in Florence on 18-19 January 2018. Click here for the video, and below for a transcript of the presentation.   Martin Weightman – Transcription

Recent Interfaith events

Recent Interfaith events

AFN recently contributed to two different events.  Religion – a Source of Peace and Harmony in SocietyOne was organised by the Ahmidiyya Muslims where 6 different speakers gave their input on how different religions approach peace. At the event were speakers from the Sikh, Quaker, Christian, Muslim, Hindu religions and AFN Director Martin Weightman gave…

UN reports on religious freedom published
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UN reports on religious freedom published

The International Institute of Religious Freedom published all the 12 official reports to the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religions and Belief, presented by the present United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt. Each report has its own specific topic like religious minorities,…