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2 September 2021
The situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan

After the Sunni Muslims, the largest religious group in Afghanistan are Shi’ite Muslims. They are represented mostly by the Hazaras, who are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan after the Pashtuns, making up 9% of the population. Aside from other Muslim denominations, religious minorities include, among others, Sikhs, Hindus, Christians and Baha’is. At present, there […]

27 August 2021
August 22 - International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. 2021 celebration – summary

In 2019, the UN General Assembly established August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Just like last year, the Religious Freedom Laboratory coordinated this year’s celebration of the Day in Poland. Also this time, the actions undertaken to commemorate those persecuted for their faith […]

20 August 2021
Press conference before UNIDVRBV

August 22 is International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief The day was established on May 28, 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly, on the initiative of Polish diplomacy represented by Jacek Czaputowicz, the then Minister of Foreign Affairs. The role of this celebration is to draw […]

16 August 2021
Religious freedom in the world, August 16, 2021

Ukraine – Russian authorities in Crimea prohibit officiating of Liturgy Since March 2014, the Russian occupation authorities have been in every way obstructing the activities of the communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, depriving them of the possibility of performing services, i.a. using the the help of local Russian courts. The most known incidents include attempts to seize by legal proceedings the building […]

5 August 2021
Religious freedom in the world, August 05, 2021

FRANCE The anti-Islam draft bill threatens also the Christian religious freedom On February 16, a bill was passed, which is now called the separatist law or the law reinforcing republican principles. First Minister Jean Castex said in December that this „legislation is not legislation against religions, nor against the Muslim religion in particular. It is […]

22 July 2021
Religious freedom in authoritarian rule

CUBA – REPRESSIONS AGAINST PRIESTS DURING MANIFESTATION AGAINST THE COMMUNIST AUTHORITY Castor José Álvarez Devesa, a Catholic priest, was arrested and beaten on July 11 in Camagüey. He was released on Monday, after Sunday’s silent demonstration by the Catholic community in front of the place where the clergyman was detained. Rev. Jatniel Peréz, rector of […]

8 July 2021
Religious freedom in the world, July 08, 2021

PAKISTAN – A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FIGHTS TO SURVIVE According to the Catholic Church’s directory, by 2010, there were 504 Christian educational institutions in Pakistan, currently there are 355. Research by Suneel Malik from the Center for Social Justice showed a very large difference in learning outcomes between Christian and Muslim students to the disadvantage of […]

24 June 2021
International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 2021

August 22 is International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (#UNIDVRBV). It was established in 2019 by a United Nations General Assembly resolution in response to the growing number of cases of persecution and discrimination based on faith. Join the celebration! August 22 at 9 PM Throughout Poland, […]

24 June 2021
Religious freedom in the world. Selected news - June, 2021

London, UK – A woman who lost her job because of her views on the biological determinants of sex wins the appeal in the Employment Tribunal Maya Forstater, dismissed from her job as a tax advisor in 2019, on June 10 has won her appeal in Employment Appeal Tribunal.. The reason for the dismissal was […]

9 June 2021
Religious freedom in the world, June 09, 2021

France - attack on the procession honoring the martyrs of the Paris Commune On May 26, 2021, a procession was held in Paris to commemorate fifty prisoners of the Paris Commune, including ten priests, murdered on May 26, 1871 on Rue Haxo. The procession, organized on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of this event, […]

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