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.

Attachments

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

News

Fiona Bruce and CSW mark Leah Sharibu's 18th birthday

Christian Solidarity Worldwide marked the 18th birthday of Nigerian Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu with a global prayer event on 14th May. The virtual event - available here - included contributions from UK Parliamentarians as well as a message for Leah's mother, Rebecca. 

Fiona champions the need for Freedom of Religion or Belief in Afghanistan

Today in Parliament Fiona has championed the need for Freedom of Religion or Belief in Afghanistan following the recent NATO announcement that allied troops are to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan. 

Speaking in today's Urgent Question to the Ministry of Defence Fiona asked,