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Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 74939, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of progress in the implementation of the recommendations from the Bishop of Truro's independent review on persecution of Christians and freedom of religion or belief.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The UK is committed to defending freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) for all, and promoting respect between different religious and non-religious communities. Promoting the right to FoRB is one of the UK's longstanding human rights priorities.

The Bishop of Truro's review provided recommendations for an enhanced Government response to support members of all faiths, beliefs, and those of no religious belief. We are making good progress on implementing all the recommendations, including on the recommendation to review the recommendations independently three years from publication of the report.