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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I says there must be respect for the “inherent rights of all human beings and their aspiration and rights of religious freedom."
A veteran human rights campaigner has warned of growing restrictions on religious freedom in Russia, and has urged more action on the issue.
Nepal’s religious minorities are preparing for the country’s adoption of a new constitution with a vigorous campaign against religious discrimination.
Christian leaders in Hungary have given mixed reactions to a restrictive new law on religion, with some voicing fears for the future.
The Russian and Greek Orthodox churches are strongly objecting to plans in both countries to introduce electronic national identity cards.
A Jehovah's Witness on trial in Siberia has been found innocent of charges of "inciting religious hatred and enmity," in a key religious freedom case.
Turkey's Christian churches still face severe hardships, despite recent pledges by the government to improve protection of religious rights.
Amnesty has urged the Indonesian government to repeat its commitment to protecting freedom of religion in the face of militant intolerance.
Peace, migrants' rights, freedom of religion, security and development are the four priority themes adopted by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.
The scale of the challenge and the glimmer of new possibilities in interreligious understnading is on display at the 16-18 July international interfaith conference convened in Madrid by the Muslim World League.