The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Committee met recently on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. The NGO Committee hosted a first-time event on the status of global religious freedom.
Kelsey Zorzi, President of the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Director of Advocacy for Global Religious Freedom at ADF international co-hosted the event. “Nobody should be persecuted because of their faith. We are glad to host this event and broaden the discussion on this pressing issue. There has been a global increase in the disregard for the fundamental right to religious freedom in recent years, including harassment, violence, and even genocide. It is vital that the international community begins to actively counter this. This has to start with each state ensuring that their laws, as well as social practices, are in line with their commitments to religious freedom under international law,” said Zorzi.