Freedom of religion or belief

Three-quarters of the world population lives in areas, where there freedom of religion or belief is limited to a high or very high degree, according to Pew Research Center.

Read the report “It’s the thought that counts” here.

For this reason, CKU (Centre for Church based Development) is dedicated to informing about the freedom of religion or belief. One way is through a learning platform, making resources available to NGO’s and politicians, who wishes to work for this particular right. The Freedom of Religion or Belief ​Learning Platform is an initiative under the Nordic Ecumenical Network on International Freedom of Religion or Belief (NORFORB). Partnering with a number of secular and faith-based organizations, the platform will help promote the freedom of religion or belief for everyone, in line with what is written in Article 18 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The learning platform provides resources such as short films in multiple languages, study materials, and ideas for group reflections aiming to help individuals, communities, and decisionmakers promote the learning, reflection, and securing of the freedom of religion or belief for everyone. The ressources have been developed in cooperation with specialists and with the inputs of people with various religious backgrounds.

Visit the learning platform for here.

Below you can watch a video about the freedom of religion or belief