Fiona welcomes support for her EDM 'UN International Day Commemorating The Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief'

Fiona said:

"Delighted my EDM now has 45 supporters - great result of a year long international campaign"

EDM 2453 reads as follows:

"That this House welcomes the establishment by the UN General Assembly of the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on 22 August each year; is deeply concerned that acts of violence based on religion or belief are increasing all over the world and often flourish with impunity; notes the concerning findings of the interim report of the Bishop of Truro's Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians; recognises the dire situation of religious minorities in many parts of the world; calls on the Government to mark the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief and use the initiative to develop and implement a comprehensive action plan, across Departments to address religious persecution whenever and wherever it occurs; and further calls on the Government to use all its diplomatic powers to combat religious persecution around the world and bring impunity for such atrocities to an end."

 https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/52988/un-international-day-c…