Category - sectarian violence

  • July 17, 2017

    The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence – the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes – was launched on 14 July  2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres at a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • January 28, 2016

    As the global community gathered to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp 71 years ago, the UN Secretary General emphasised that the most effective way to prevent new genocides is by educating new generations about the horrors of the Holocaust.

  • June 17, 2014

    The UN human rights chief has condemned the recently reported “cold-blooded” mass executions in Iraq and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged that those responsible be brought to justice.

  • March 7, 2014

    Saeed and Sakil Dawood were friendly, sports-loving Yorkshiremen on holiday in India, returning from a trip to the Taj Mahal. 73-year-old Ehsan Jafri, a former trade unionist and MP, lived in Ahmedabad. When horrific violence engulfed Gujarat in 2002, they were among those brutally murdered.

  • October 12, 2011

    As Egypt approaches the anniversary of the overthrow of former president Mubarak, the country still finds itself torn by sectarian violence.

  • September 3, 2011

    Nigerian faith leaders are seeking urgent government action to end a recurrent and bloody cycle of religious violence in Africa's most populous nation.

  • June 24, 2011

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed more time for more considering the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill.

  • May 14, 2011

    Some religious leaders see Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Ireland this week as a sign of reconciliation following centuries of sectarian hatred and violence.

  • March 3, 2011

    Church leaders and spokespeople have condemned the killing of Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti

  • January 30, 2011

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide and United Action for Egyptian Christians have held an ecumenical day of prayer for Christians in Egypt.