Religious Freedom

Fiona Bruce was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief in December 2020. 

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief:

  • brings together UK efforts to promote religious tolerance abroad, and works on how the UK government can protect and promote this fundamental freedom internationally
  • works with the members of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance to raise awareness of cases of particular concern, advocating for the rights of people worldwide who are discriminated against or persecuted for their faith or belief
  • supports implementing the Bishop of Truro’s recommendations on Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) support for persecuted Christians around the world

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy undertakes these activities on behalf of, and reports to, the Prime Minister.

Follow Fiona's Special Envoy Twitter account here

Attachments

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IRFBA Declaration of Principles 177.48 KB
Bishop of Truro's Independent Review 2.92 MB

News

Fiona interviewed by Tim Stafford, Dean of Chester Cathedral

Yesterday, Fiona was interviewed by Tim Stafford, Dean of Chester Cathedral about her role as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) and an upcoming UK Government hosted conference on FoRB which she is co-hosting.  

Fiona's question on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Ukraine

Recently during Church Commissioners questions in the House of Commons Fiona asked, 

"What steps the Church of England is taking to promote the freedom of religion and belief globally?"

Responding on the Church Commissioners, Andrew Selous MP said, 

Fiona addresses Latin American Ambassadors based in London

Fiona recently attended a luncheon with Latin American Ambassadors based in London. The event was hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Ivan Romero-Martinez of Honduras and Her Excellency High Commissioner Theresa Rath of Belize (pictured). 

Fiona calls debate on Digital Persecution

Last week in Parliament Fiona called a debate on the issue of Digital Persecution. Fiona's full speech and the Minister's response can be read below. 

IRFBA Statement on Bahá’ís

The International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance, which Fiona chairs, have today released a Joint Statement on the Bahá’ís. The full statement can be read below.  

IRFBA Joint Statement on the Bahá’ís