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.


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


Fiona Bruce participates in Contemporary Martyrs Day webinar

This week Fiona Bruce MP, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, was pleased to attend and speak at the Contemporary Martyrs Day webinar. The full event can be viewed here, and Fiona's specific contribution can be viewed here. 

Fiona Bruce's speech at the Contemporary Martyrs Day webinar

Fiona's speech at the Contemporary Martyr's Day webinar can be read in full below and accessed here in video format. 

"Good evening, it is a privilege to follow such eminent champions of freedom of religion or belief.