From December 10-13, 2019, IGE held a training program for Kachin church leaders on “Religion and Rule of Law” in Mandalay, Myanmar. The training provided a rare opportunity for Kachin church leaders to learn from international legal experts and religious freedom practitioners and receive equipping in knowledge and tools for effectively engaging governing authorities and building multi-faith alliances.
IGE partnered with the government of Uzbekistan to launch several exciting new initiatives to advance religious freedom. These projects mark the first tangible fruit of the MOU that IGE signed with the Uzbekistan government in September 2018 as well as the first steps in implementing Uzbekistan’s Religious Freedom Roadmap.
IGE and Vietnam National University’s Law School will publish the first-ever textbook in Vietnam on religious freedom and law. This textbook addresses the great need for academic materials on human rights and religious freedom in Vietnam. It will be the first one written by Vietnamese scholars for Vietnamese students pursuing graduate-level studies in fields related to religion.