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Foreign Office Advisory Group On Freedom Of Religion Or Belief


Baroness Warsi chairs first meeting of Foreign Office group on Freedom of Religion or Belief to discuss vision and strategy.


Published on 25 March 2014



by The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi

(WireNews)

London, England

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office today hosted the first meeting of a new Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Senior Minister of State, Baroness Warsi. The new group, which is a sub-group of the Foreign Secretary’s Human Rights Advisory Group, is made up of experts in the field and is intended to advise FCO Ministers and staff on how to build on the active approach they already take to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief worldwide.

Commenting on the first meeting of the new group, Baroness Warsi said:

"Freedom of religion or belief is a personal priority for me. Across the world, people are being singled out and hounded out simply for the faith they follow or the beliefs they hold. The persecution of people because of their faith or belief has, I believe, become a global crisis. I want to make sure we have the best advice available. This is why we have set up this new Advisory Group, made up of real experts in the field, and of those who are working every day in practical ways to defend the right to freedom of religion or belief. I look forward to working with them as we seek to move towards a world where no-one is persecuted for what they believe.

"I am pleased to announce the following members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Advisory Group on freedom of religion."


For more information about this press release visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-office-advisory-group-on-freedom-of-religion-or-belief

 


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Posted 2014-03-25 17:09:00