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


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


MPs mark #RedWednesday

"Thank you to my many colleague MPs who came to the gathering I was pleased to organise today in the UK Houses of Parliament to commemorate #RedWednesday and remember the millions of Christians across the world who suffer simply on account of what they believe." - Fiona 

Fiona attends UK launch of Peace Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation

"It was a pleasure to attend the UK launch of Peace Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the House of Lords, bringing together people from religious and secular organisations, policy makers and educators to raise awareness of the role of forgiveness and reconciliation in peacebuilding."

Fiona speaks in Parliament's annual #RedWednesday debate

This week in Parliament Fiona contributed to a debate on the Persecution of Christians and Freedom of Religion or Belief. The debate was called to coincide with Red Wednesday, a day that highlights Christian persecution as well as the injustices perpetrated against other faith groups. 

Fiona attends Interfaith Week event

"So good to talk with people of different faiths and beliefs at a meeting in Parliament to celebrate #InterFaithWeek 2022. Thankyou to the Interfaith Network for facilitating this event." - Fiona