Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief

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Press release, February 10th 2021

 

Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief

 

Cătălin Raiu, member of the panel of experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief at OSCE, welcomes the proposal of Hungarian secretary of state Tristan Azbej to create the mandate of Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief within the Council of Europe.

Currently, Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. The Truro report commissioned by the UK Foreign Office confirms that more than 250.000.000 people worldwide are persecuted and discriminated against for their Christian faith. Although this is currently one of the most serious human rights crises in the world, we notice that this issue is not addressed by the Romanian Government through public policies, Romania being one of the few European countries with no mandate on the promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief.

At this moment, within the United Nations, there is already a special rapporteur position for Freedom of Religion or Belief (since 1986), the OSCE (since 1997) has a panel of experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief (16 members) and the European Union has created since 2016 the mandate of Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside of the EU, held by Ján Figeľ until December 2019.

The EU Special Envoy on FoRB dealt with various forms of religious persecution and drew attention that government restrictions on religion reached the highest level globally in more than a decade. The work of Ján Figeľ was highly appreciated within the European Union, but for the moment this position is yet to be fill it.

The task of any Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief is different of what Foreign Affairs Offices or any public authority usually do and it mainly concerns with raising awareness on the importance of Freedom of Religion or Belief, developing strategies and boosting the religious literacy efforts, enhancing religious literacy of career diplomats who need to be offered professional training programs on the state-church relationship, boosting interfaith dialogue, encouraging the freedom of expression of religious organizations in respect of public issues, etc.

Also, half of the EU Member States, as well as the UK or Norway, have created the national mandate on the promotion of FoRB. In this context, we welcome the proposal of Hungarian secretary of state Tristan Azbej to create the same mandate within the Council of Europe. It will definitely bring more coordination within the international context and contribute to the promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief and democratic values in Europe.

 

Cătălin Raiu, PhD

President of FoRB Romania

 

 

https://eclj.org/religious-freedom/eu/interview-with-tristan-azbej-state-secretary-for-the-aid-of-persecuted-christians-and-the-hungary-helps-program?fbclid=IwAR3NrUZYgPjj4vOl8z1sf8B108zsyee3TeqGMo5_otYSP5UtpRso7s2VHw4

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While listening to her reading, I caught myself on an absurd thought: my Russian-speaking children had to hide in the shelter and entertain themselves by reading Russian-language poetry, because Vladimir Putin decided to destroy Russian-speaking Ukrainian cities in order “to protect the Russian-speaking population” in Ukraine.
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Palatul valorând un miliard de dolari aparținând autocratului vladimir vladimirovici putin este un mausoleu de lux,est o morgă de lux placată cu aur...Izolare și auto-izolare a autocratului putin care a devenit un robot sau artefax care nu are religie creștină...Religia autocratului este crima,genocidul...Terifiant...Duplicitatea acestuia cu iosif visarionovici stalin a creat religia războiului lingvistic, a războiului etnic, a războiului fratricid.

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De ce contează rezultatele privind afilierea religioasă? „Răspunsul e calibrat la nivel individual, subiectiv, de fiecare persoană în parte. Fiecare persoană e chemată să distingă apartenența ei. Nu există un instrument obiectiv exterior care să ghideze persoana către această apartenență. Adică nu există niciun fel de constrângere, nu se cere nicio dovadă, niciun document. Deci fiecare este liber să treacă ce consideră”, spune Cătălin Raiu.

www.libertatea.ro/stiri/carei-religii-apartineti-intrebarea-problema-de-la-recensamantul-populati...

„Cărei religii aparțineți?”, întrebarea-problemă de la recensământul populației. „Să pui ateu pentru că ai o problemă cu opulența preoților nu e o idee bună”
Mai mulți experți comentează problemele românilor privind intrebarea privind religia din chestionarul de recensamant.
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Catalin Raiu #forb

Religious freedom is known as 🇺🇸America’s 'first freedom' because it grounds the dignity of the human person deeply in the constitutional system. The American creed says that every person possesses freedom and equality granted by God. Nothing protects democracy more than the commitment of each of us to the #ReligiousFreedom of all persons. Happy Independence Day! ...

Religious freedom is known as 🇺🇸America’s first freedom because it grounds the dignity of the human person deeply in the constitutional system. The American creed says that every person possesses freedom and equality granted by God. Nothing protects democracy more than the commitment of each of us to the #ReligiousFreedom of all persons. Happy Independence Day!

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SYMBOL OF 50-TH ANGELS-STARS CONSTELLATION...UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THE EMBASSY OF STARS BY NATO ANGELS AND NASA ANGELS www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqJJCVYvMNA

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THE EMBASSY OF STARS BY NATO ANGELS AND NASA ANGELS www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hat5kLad0M

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3 months ago

Catalin Raiu #forb

While listening to her reading, I caught myself on an absurd thought: my Russian-speaking children had to hide in the shelter and entertain themselves by reading Russian-language poetry, because Vladimir Putin decided to destroy Russian-speaking Ukrainian cities in order “to protect the Russian-speaking population” in Ukraine.
canopyforum.org/2022/06/23/religious-arguments-and-political-goals-behind-the-russian-ukranian-war/
...

6 months ago

Catalin Raiu #forb

Războiul din Ucraina 🇺🇦 scoate la iveală modul duplicitar în care Rusia 🇷🇺 își justifică politica de agresiune militară cu ajutorul discursului teologic. România 🇷🇴 trebuie să rămână fidelă angajamentelor europene pe domeniul libertății religioase (printre care depolitizarea relației cu cultele religioase) și să contribuie proactiv la consolidarea democrației oriunde în lume, alături de SUA 🇺🇸 și UK 🇬🇧 ...

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Felicitari pentru discurs!

Cred că autocratul vladimir vladimirovici putin are vocația Bicetre-Kremlin, adică vocația secției de psihiatrie din Paris...Autocratul a stat suficient la Kremlin-Russia.

Palatul valorând un miliard de dolari aparținând autocratului vladimir vladimirovici putin este un mausoleu de lux,est o morgă de lux placată cu aur...Izolare și auto-izolare a autocratului putin care a devenit un robot sau artefax care nu are religie creștină...Religia autocratului este crima,genocidul...Terifiant...Duplicitatea acestuia cu iosif visarionovici stalin a creat religia războiului lingvistic, a războiului etnic, a războiului fratricid.

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7 months ago

Catalin Raiu #forb

De ce contează rezultatele privind afilierea religioasă? „Răspunsul e calibrat la nivel individual, subiectiv, de fiecare persoană în parte. Fiecare persoană e chemată să distingă apartenența ei. Nu există un instrument obiectiv exterior care să ghideze persoana către această apartenență. Adică nu există niciun fel de constrângere, nu se cere nicio dovadă, niciun document. Deci fiecare este liber să treacă ce consideră”, spune Cătălin Raiu.

www.libertatea.ro/stiri/carei-religii-apartineti-intrebarea-problema-de-la-recensamantul-populati...

„Cărei religii aparțineți?”, întrebarea-problemă de la recensământul populației. „Să pui ateu pentru că ai o problemă cu opulența preoților nu e o idee bună”
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