Advocacy

Our members work to expose discrimination and protect faith groups from hate and unwarranted interference by official bodies or from social discord. The network advocates on behalf of faith groups who are subject to intolerance and unwarranted interference. 

Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB)

Matters of current concern

Tribunal usurps Catholic institution ruling

In yet another indication where French judiciary appear to be pushing further into, and limiting, the religious ‘space’ in the ...

New French law targets religious minorities

France has passed a shocking new law on 9th April, that targets religious minorities (though can be used against any ...

Finland: Misuse of ‘hate speech’ legislation

When legislation can curtail freedom of expression Päivi Räsänen Päivi, a Finnish medical doctor, active parliamentarian, former Minister of the ...

Norway Jehovah Witnesses Deregistered

Oslo District Court removes the status of religious organisation from Jehovah Witnesses The Oslo District Court has removed the status ...

Sweden: The Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light

Not to be confused with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light are a religious organisation ...

OIDAC Report Discrimination against Christians in Europe

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe issued issued its annual report 2022/23 last November. The report ...

USCIRF Concerns in the European Union

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom published 2023 report on Religious Freedom Concerns in the European Union. It ...

Working group on religious discrimination in France

The Working Group held an online meeting to explain and understand the potential discriminatory results that the French law proposal ...

France: Bill “to reinforce the fight against cultic deviances” a real threat to freedom of conscience, religion and belief

A draft law “aimed at reinforcing the fight against cultic deviances”, presented to the Council of Ministers on November 15, ...

Working group on freedom of religion or belief launched

As a member of the UK Freedom of Religion or Belief Forum (UK FF), AFN launched a Working Group on ...

Working Group on Religious Discrimination in Europe

The All Faiths Network (AFN) is a member of the UK Freedom of Religion or Belief Forum (UK FORB Forum) and the Director of AFN is in charge of a Working Group on Religious Discrimination in Europe. Please send any instances of religious discrimination that you think should be communicated to the UK FORB Forum and made broadly known.
Please note that anything published on this website does not imply agreement or otherwise by the Forum or any of its members. The Forum is not a body that approves or disproves reports or actions, but a forum where information is exchanged and where members can use that information and act together or individually depending on their own determinations.