OSCE conference: ways to counter intolerance, discrimination against Christians

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20 May 2015 — Representatives from civil society, governments and international organizations explored the challenges, including discrimination and hate crime, Christian communities face in the OSCE region at a conference held in Vienna on 18 May 2015.

We Seek for the Rescue of Mr. Masato Ishibashi!

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27 March 2015 — FOB (European Federation for Freedom of Belief), supports the Japanese Victims Association against Religious Kidnapping and Forced Conversion’s Petition for the rescue of Masato Ishibashi (26), a member of the Unification Church, who has been missing since January, 2014, while he was visiting his parents' home in Chiba Prefecture.

In few days more than 3000 people signed the petition.

FECRIS: NGO or GONGO?

2 March 2015 — If one found out that an NGO1 (non-government organisation) was targeting new or traditional religious groups, and if this NGO (FECRIS) was a federation of groups with similar aims, one would have every right to be surprised. The information presented in this document goes far beyond what you might imagine—and that’s probably what has allowed it to remain relatively unnoticed until now.

MISA Yoga case: in Romania everyone was fully acquitted, now we look forward to the Italian conclusion

MISA Yoga

21 February 2015 — On the 11th of February 2015, the proceedings against the MISA Yoga group in Romania has been concluded with full acquittal of the 21 defendants by the Court. The group, founded by the political refugee Gregorian Bivolaru, who had been heavily persecuted during the Ceausescu regime, endured, within the “Operation Jesus Christ”, a violent campaign started in 2004 with a police raid that deeply disturbed the representatives of various European nations and of ONGs such as Amnesty International, due to the shocking violations of human rights perpetrated against the group.

Lombardy, FOB (Freedom of Belief): "A liberty-destroying law against mosques, the right to pray is forbidden”

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3 February 2015 — "A liberty-destroying law forbidding to thousands of Lombard citizens – Muslims and non Muslims alike – the right to pray”. This is how the Steering Committee of FOB (European Federation for Freedom of Belief) voices its strong disagreement about the “anti-mosques law”, currently at the center of controversies in Lombardy. "The unacceptable form of discrimination contained in the new law manifests itself in a form of religious prohibitionism, whose only outcome will be that of a “clandestine” expression of the believers’ sentiment: with just one strike the proposal of the Lega Party succeeds in jeopardizing on one side security, and on the other, human rights".

UNIR forma parte del comité directivo de la ‘European Federation for Freedom of Belief’

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1 February 2015 — Esta entrada tiene sus orígenes en junio de 2013, cuando asistí al Congreso del CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions) en Falun (Suecia), gracias al Grupo de Investigación “Culturas, Religiones y Derechos Humanos”, acreditado por UNIR Research, y cuyo director es Miguel Rodríguez Blanco.

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