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.
IGE’s Laos Program Officer Dr. Steve Bailey met with Lao government officials and religious leaders to review IGE’s work in the region. Dr. Bailey shared, “I feel encouraged by the collective efforts of our Lao government and religious leader counterparts to expand and protect religious freedom here.”