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 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

Easter greetings from Fiona

"At Easter Christians remember Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross and celebrate his glorious resurrection from the dead, giving thanks for Christ who gave His life for all mankind. I wish everyone celebrating a peaceful and blessed Easter." - Fiona 

Passover greetings from Fiona

"Passover is an important time to celebrate liberation and freedom and for people to gather together. I wish Jewish communities around the world a very happy Pesach!" - Fiona