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In May, the U.S. State Department released its latest annual International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report. The report analyzes the state of religious freedom around the world and highlights countries in which religious persecution is especially severe. The report also demonstrates the importance of IGE’s work in key countries.
IGE is thrilled to announce the release of our 2020 Annual Report, “Voices of Religious Freedom”. Throughout the report you will read quotes from our partners in governments, civil society, and faith communities across the globe, as well as from supporters and members of the IGE team who have all witnessed our work and impact first-hand.
Freedom of religion and the rule of law are both recognized and protected by international human rights law. However in many countries and regions, there exist various conflicts between the practice of religious beliefs and the respect of the rule of law. In order to provide an opportunity for scholars to discuss and share their views, an international virtual conference will be held from July 12-13.
Jointly developed by IGE and VNU Law, the book was published earlier this year and will be part of the curriculum for a master’s program in human rights, the first of its kind in Vietnam. The textbook will serve as a helpful reference for government officials and legislators working on the drafting and implementation of laws and policies affecting religious practice.
IGE and the Institute for Religion and Belief at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics will collaborate on publishing a Vietnamese translation of Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International Relations. The book will serve as an important resource for leaders in government, academia, and civil society in Vietnam.