An event on the Manipur violence in India organised by the World Evangelical Alliance at the UN in Geneva gets worldwide attention.
Wissam al-Saliby of the World Evangelical Alliance met Victor Madrigal-Borloz and calls for dialogue after a controversial report on religious freedom and LGBT rights.
The government prevents Belarusians from complaining about the violations of their rights to the UN Human Rights Committee.
“We are not against sanctions but for human rights”, says the World Evangelical Alliance representative at the UN Human Rights Council.
Evangelical Christians actively engage in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, in Geneva. What is their vision? How do they work?
“We regret that Geneva is trampling on its tradition of tolerance and damaging its reputation as a capital of human rights”, says an evangelical representative in the Swiss Canton.
The World Evangelical Alliance sends a report to the United Nations denouncing “how the Indian government has fostered violence and legal discrimination against religious and social minorities”.
The entity representing 600 million evangelicals calls on Algeria “to end their persecution of evangelicals, rescind the unjust court sentences, and allow the churches forcibly closed to reopen”.
Evangelicals at the UN Human Rights Council also asked the Greek government to look for alternative religious education classes for non-Orthodox students.
Evangelicals speaking at the UN Human Rights Council also denounced anti-conversion laws in Nepal and India, while praising peacemaking efforts in Lebanon and Colombia.
“We stand ready to support a peace and reconciliation process, particularly engaging our regional branch, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)”, said Thomas Schirrmacher.
In November, a senior UN official told civil society, “You need to insist, repeat yourself, send letters to the UN, keep reminding us”.
The WEA organised a virtual event to evaluate the impact of unilateral sanctions on churches and aid organizations worldwide and gives recommendations on how to overcome it.
The UN has included the travel bans and deportations of Protestant leaders and the protection of religious minorities in the list of issues to be raised with the Turkish government.
Addressing the Human Rights Council, the UN Expert backs “intersectional gender analysis”. The World Evangelical Alliance says Christians believe “human beings are created male and female” and defends the “freedom to express this belief in the public square”.
Evangelicals in Catalonia and the rest of Spain analyse the government's decision to free the convicted leaders of the Catalan independence process.
In a strongly worded report, the WEA representatives at the United Nations Human Rights Council say the Hindu nationalist government of India “solidified the environment of hate and intolerance toward religious minorities”.
The National Council of Evangelicals in France sent a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the situation of religious freedom and belief in the country.
In a UN Human Rights Council session, evangelicals ask Algeria “to allow re-opening of all churches and revise the ordinance on non-Muslim worship”. The government argues they do not comply with Algerian legislation.
In a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council, the WEA also addresses the deteriorating environment for religious minorities in India and the incitement to violence of anti-conversion laws.
The strict requirements to regularise the situation of the places of worship in some Catalonian municipalities were discussed last summer at the UN Human Rights Council.
At the United Nations Human Rights Council, the World Evangelical Alliance denounced “arbitrary procedures” which send Christian asylum seekers back to countries where they could face persecution.
“Spouses have been separated from their families, expats were denied access to their property”, denounces the World Evangelical Alliance during the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
During the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the WEA calls on Zimbabwean government “to address the causes of the country crisis, [...] to prevent violations of fundamental rights”.
The Court ratifies that the retired pastor should not receive the full pension, because “he did not demonstrate the development of a pastoral activity in a stable and remunerated way”