- Religious Freedom
A major report on religious persecution worldwide has exposed the hostilities that Christians and other religious minorities suffer, revealing that as much as 80 percent of the world’s population lives under high persecution.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief released on Wednesday its latest report, Article 18: From Rhetoric to Reality, detailing the rise in hostilities toward religions.
“Currently, some of the most publicized atrocities are taking place in Africa, Asia and the Middle-East and urgent action is needed to address the violations. Within these regions there are some religious minorities which are publicly condemned,” Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations special rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief, wrote in the forward.