Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Our Charity this Month

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) works in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, defending everyone’s right to freedom of religion or belief.

They say: "Three quarters of the world’s population lives in countries with severe restrictions on their religious freedom – in fact, it’s one of the most widely-violated human rights in the world.

We think this is unacceptable. We’re working to change it. Our vision is of a world where everyone is free to choose their beliefs – to hold and practise any religion they like, or none at all. 

We’re passionate about everyone’s right to complete freedom in their religious or non-religious beliefs. We believe this right is fundamental to the proper functioning of a democratic society. 

Almost every country in the world has promised to protect, respect and fulfil the right to freedom of religion or belief through the international human rights framework, yet it’s still one of the most widely-violated human rights. So we challenge world leaders, through our advocacy, to keep their promises to protect religious freedom.  We support and stand with people facing violations of their religious freedom. And we train and equip hundreds around the world in how to advocate for their rights themselves.

Our team of international specialists in the field of freedom of religion or belief give us a unique expertise. We are a voice for justice, and we campaign for religious freedom for everyone – for people from all backgrounds of religion or belief. However, because Christians are globally the most persecuted religious group, we prioritise working for Christians of all denominations and traditions. 

CSW Website