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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Fiona attends presentation on the work of Help The Persecuted

Yesterday Fiona attended a virtual meeting which included a presentation from Help The Persecuted, an organisation which seeks to meet the needs of persecuted Christian communities throughout the Middle East and North Africa. 

Speaking after the event Fiona said, 

UK FoRB Envoy joins Twitter

Fiona Bruce MP, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief has joined Twitter this week. 

Follow Fiona's FoRB Envoy account, @UK_FoRBEnvoy here.

Fiona raises questions on the ongoing crisis in Eritrea

Fiona recently tabled a series of Written Parliamentary Questions to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office regarding the ongoing crisis in Eritrea, particularly relating to the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative and UN investigations, as below.

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.