Monday, 25 October 2010

Urgent request: sign a global petition for religious liberty today

Most of us here in the UK and Ireland have the freedom to believe. We are free to read the Bible whenever we like or to go to church and worship with other Christians whenever we want to and we can do all of this without thinking the police might break down our door, seize our Bible and haul us off to jail.

It's easy to forget that millions still don't have this right to believe. This year at the United Nations the Defamation of Religions Resolution will be voted on again.

Its supporters claim that it protects religious freedom… but in reality it does the exact opposite. It gives governments the power to determine which religious views can and can't be expressed in their country, and it gives the state the right to punish those who express unacceptable religious views as they see fit. So, in effect, it makes persecution legal.

Incredibly, many countries have backed this resolution in the past, but some are now changing their minds. This year, there is a real possibility the Resolution could be defeated. And you can help. Say NO to the Defamation of Religions Resolution and say YES to the right to believe. Click here to add your name now >>

http://advocacy.oduk.org/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=77&ea.campaign.id=7285

Thank you.

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