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Freedom of Religion: Documents of the CCIA

Freedom of Religion and Belief: Statements and Issues of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA). To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the WCC-CCIA has compiled a comprehensive anthology of documents pertaining to religious freedom - 550-page collection includes statements, letters, reports and background studies.

22 September 2016

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has been deeply engaged in espousing and defending freedom of religion and belief since the end of World War II. In part to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (WCC-CCIA) has compiled a nearly comprehensive anthology of documents pertaining to religious freedom. The 550-page collection includes statements, letters, reports and background studies that specifically address such issues as religious conflict and intolerance, violations of freedom of religious expression, country-by-country statements, blasphemy laws and treatment of religious minorities, anti-Semitism, conscientious objection, religious pluralism and the coexistence of religions.

The resource is available in PDF form through the link below.  The documents themselves are arranged in reverse chronological order, with the newest first. To use the resource by topic rather than chronologically, use the search function in the PDF to locate all the mentions of the search term, for example, conscientious objection or blasphemy laws or Pakistan.

Download : WCC-CCIA_FreedomOfReligion_1991-2016.pdf