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Bitter Winter event opens Religious Liberty Week on Capitol Hill, Washington

US Senate Seal

24 July 2018 – The President of the European Federation for Freedom of Belief (FOB) Attorney Alessandro (Alex) Amicarelli, participated to the opening event held at the American Senate that marked the beginning of the Religious Freedom Week organized by Secretary of State Mr Michael Pompeo in Washington. Together with CESNUR* director Prof. Massimo Introvigne and and Mrs Rosita Šorytė, Lithuanian diplomat and President of ORLIR**, Mr.

Half a Thousand Members of The Church of Almighty God Arrested

The Church of Almighty God

14 July 2018 – The religious freedom In China – if we dare to call it so – is granted only to some “State Churches” that are approved by the totalitarian Communist Party government. All the other religious communities are not admitted. Since 1995 the government issued and routinely update a list of so called Xie Jiao (literally that are considered illegal. The Chinese Criminal Code article # 300 foresees a jail penalty of 3 to 7 tears “or more” for the sole active membership to a religious movement included in the Xie Jiao list.

"Anti-conversion law" approved in the state of Uttarakhand

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10 May 2018 - On last 18 April in the Uttarakhand State, Northern India, a new law was approved whereby "forced or fraudulent conversions" can be punished with imprisonment from one to five years, without bailing chance. Moreover, one would need to get a governmental allowance for a religious conversion to be accepted.

A "forced or fraudulent conversions" is the charge versus the Christians on the part of the Hindu extremists who represent the nationalist government.

Western Voices Promoting the Chinese Regime’s Propaganda of Hate

Falun Gong logo

30 January 2018 – We are introducing and relaying this interesting, well-specified article from Epoch Times, which tells about a recent interview with professor Massimo Introvigne, one of the most important scholars of religion in the world, regarding the ongoing persecution against religious minorities in the Chinese Popular Republic on the part of the ruling Communist Party. FOB is very much concerned about the current situation with freedom of belief in China. Which does not only have to do with Falun Gong, but also with other non-mainstream religious groups of a completely different sort, such as the Church of Almighty God.

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