End the Persecution

Protecting Human Dignity for All People Everywhere.

To propel continued advocacy, education and action, for international freedom of religion or belief, that together we may End The Persecution.

FoRB Ministerial 2022

What We Do


Advocacy. The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Fiona Bruce:

  • brings together UK efforts to promote religious tolerance abroad, and works on how the UK government can protect and promote this fundamental freedom internationally
  • works with the members of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance to raise awareness of cases of particular concern, advocating for the rights of people worldwide who are discriminated against or persecuted for their faith or belief
  • supports implementing the Bishop of Truro’s recommendations on Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) support for persecuted Christians around the world

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy undertakes these activities on behalf of, and reports to the Prime Minister.

Education. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

With this human rights standard as the foundation, we strive to educate policy makers, civil servants, and community leaders on the importance of freedom of religion or belief for all.

Action. As a result of the 2022 Ministerial, NGOs, civil society organisations, faith groups, and constituents will host events to educate, advocate and encourage action on Freedom of Religion or Belief. This will form a set of 100 fringe events, taking place around the UK Government’s Ministerial Conference in July 2022.

If you would like to host an event as part of the fringe programme, please register your interest here.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 18, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Campaign Goals

Our campaign goals are as follows: 

  • To galvanise the next generation to champion FoRB as a key policy issue and human right 
  • To engage with people from across the faith and belief spectrum to champion FoRB for all, as a non-exclusive right for all people 
  • To build on efforts made by the APPG and UKFF to educate people on this foundational human right, notably through 100 FoRB Fringe events this summer 
  • To encourage MPs from across the UK to engage with their constituents, encouraging their communities to advocate for the end of persecution 
  • To endorse a greater religious literacy and understanding of the right of freedom of religion or belief

Initiating Change Before, During, and After the Ministerial

End the Persecution TOOLKIT:

This pack includes a very short outline of the current state of FoRB internationally, whilst also providing some ideas for events that constituents can set up and lead. Whilst this toolkit is by no means an exhaustive list of things that one can do to campaign for EndThePersecution, it can be used as a springboard for ideas and conversations to take place.