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A worldwide fellowship of advocates bearing witness of Jesus Christ through the legal profession.
Mission: Encouraging and enabling Advocates to meet locally, organize nationally, cooperate regionally and link globally to promote justice, rule of law, religious freedom, reconciliation and integrity


Religious liberty work can sometimes be disheartening. That is why so much of Europe’s Christian religious liberty community love coming together to be with their peers for a weekend – the European Religious Liberty Forum (ERLF), which Julia Doxat-Purser of EEA chairs along with Latcho Popov of Advocates Europe. The programme of discussion and strategizing is intense but we also make sure there is time for prayer, Bible study and laughter.

Forum 18 News Service is named after this article and the similar Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a core international human rights treaty. We work for freedom of religion or belief for all on the basis of these articles.

The “International Institute for Religious Freedom” (IIRF) is a network of professors, researchers, academics, specialists and university institutions from all continents which work on reliable data on the violation of religious freedom worldwide and want to implement this topic to college and university programmes and curricula, especially in the areas of law, sociology, religious studies and theological programmes.

Middle East Concern (MEC) is based in the Middle East. It is an Association of established Christian agencies and individuals advocating the human rights of the Christian communities in the Middle East and North Africa, within the general human rights context in the region.

The purpose of the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) is to promote freedom of religion for all people worldwide as defined byArticle 18 of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, and in accordance with Scripture. Our aim is to help all people, but especially Protestant Christians, to exercise their faith without oppression or discrimination. Because the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) represents some 600 million Christians in 128 countries, it is both an effective and influential global network.

Those who follow Jesus Christ and seek to embody his gracious presence in our broken world have profound reasons to take a keen interest in the issue of religious liberty, which is the principle ‘that all human beings ought to be immune from coercion whether by individuals or social groups and by every kind of human power, so that in religious matters no-one is compelled to act against his or her conscience or impeded from acting according to his or her conscience, whether acting publicly or privately, alone or in association with others, within due limits’ (Declaration on Religious Liberty [Dignitatis Humanae], Second Vatican Council, 1965).


The purpose of the Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) is to encourage and nurture partnering and collaboration among Christian organisations focused on religious liberty.
The RLP, with members from over 20 countries, more intentionally works together in addressing advocacy and in raising the awareness of religious persecution globally.