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


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


Fiona leads debate on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Yesterday in the House of Commons Fiona led a debate on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the 40th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Religious Intolerance. 

Fiona's full contribution is below and can also be viewed above. 

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Fiona speaks at launch of CREID Report

Today the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) launched a new report sharing evidence from India and Nigeria on religious inequalities and Covid-19. 


Fiona attends Nayrouz Service at St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey

Fiona recently attended the annual Coptic New Year Service at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. In her capacity as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Fiona read a message on behalf of the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Boris Johnson MP.