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Promoting freedom of religion or belief - what is the role of education? (WP1662)


Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is a human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, in many parts of the world, religious minorities are persecuted, discriminated against or treated as second class citizens. Promoting respect for different faiths and beliefs and ensuring that people have the freedom to practice as they choose is not only crucial to individual and community wellbeing, but to the social fabric of entire countries and regions, and to global peace and stability.

This Wilton Park dialogue, in partnership with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and with Chevening, sought to bring together Chevening Scholars from around the world with experts on freedom of religion or belief, to share experience and best practice around how the freedom of religion or belief can be better protected and promoted, and what role education can play in safeguarding it.

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