A new report from the Foreign Office has placed freedom of belief at the very heart of promoting human rights and democracy.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights and Democracy report focuses especially on the persecution of Christians.
In the preface, the Foreign Secretary wrote: “I was deeply disturbed to learn that 215 million Christians faced persecution in 2018, according to a study by the campaign group Open Doors… I am not convinced that our efforts have always been commensurate with the scale of the problem or the empirical evidence that Christians often endure the greatest burden of persecution.”
For example, the Indian section at the Foreign Office is planning a programme designed to help marginalised Indian Christians to understand their legal rights
These Christians are Dalits, the lowest class in India’s social hierarchy, and they face daily discrimination and persecution.
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