Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the so-called “Yarovaya package” of laws which substantially toughen criminal accountability for a number of crimes and introduce new forms of violations of law, including “failure to report a crime”.
The package also forbids… Continue reading
A court in Brussels has thrown out charges that could have seen Church of Scientology banned as a “criminal enterprise” in Belgium, after a judge said the defendants were targeted because of their religion.
Eleven members of the celebrity-backed, US-based… Continue reading
A book by investigative journalist Lars Bové of De Tijd newspaper claims that extensive surveillance by the Belgian State Security services on the Church of Scientology, which failed to find evidence of any wrongdoing, suggest a paranoid reaction… Continue reading
For the 30th year the Westminster Interfaith Multi-Faith Pilgrimage for Peace with the Hounslow Friends of Faith in the Hounslow area took place. Two members of the All Faiths Network also participated. Launching the Pilgrimage were MPs Ruth Cadbury (Brentford… Continue reading
The Russian Ministry of Justice is planning to obtain approval on a proposal that will allow them greater control over the finances of some religious institutions.
The new powers will amend the law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious… Continue reading
The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) has refused to review an appeal filed by the Russian Federation over a decision in favour of the Church of Scientology.
The case concerned the refusal of St. Petersburg authorities to… Continue reading
SOURCE: European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom & All Faiths Network.
10 Apr. 2014 – STRASBOURG. The recommendations of French MP Rudy Salles which would have had the effect of exporting French anti-religious policies to the 47 Member States… Continue reading