Article written by Arie de Pater, IIRF European Representative. Recently, several Quran’s have been burnt or desecrated in Denmark and Sweden. Some claim that these acts are violations of the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) and incitement to hatred, while others argue that these acts are protected under the right to Freedom of Expression. Do we need new laws to regulate public protests that could hurt religious feelings?
In April of 2020, leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance and Nahdlatul Ulama — including Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, Dr. Christine Schirrmacher, Dr. Thomas K. Johnson, Kyai Haji Yahya Cholil Staquf and C. Holland Taylor —
Ten years ago, the European Council adopted Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). These guidelines explain what FoRB is, why it is important, and what EU delegations
In the framework of a Summer Seminar on European Studies held in Amsterdam, Professor Evert Van de Poll led part of his class discussions using an article from the International Journal for Religious Freedom, entitled