US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance

News:The United States has announced the launch of the International Religious Freedom Alliance(IRF Alliance).

Facts:

About the alliance:

  • Aim:To bring together senior government representatives to discuss actions countries can take together to promote respect for freedom of religion or belief and protect members of religious minority groups worldwide.
  • Around 26 Countries from around the world have joined the alliance. Some of the prominent countries are Austria, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Israel, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Greece.
  • The members of the alliance have pledged to uphold the Declaration of Principles which commits countries to object and oppose, publicly and privately, all abuses or violations of religious freedom.
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