Around the world people yearn to be free. Each man and woman desires to pursue their beliefs, to live out their faith. And all people have faith - a belief in who they are, where they have come from and where they are going.
freetobelieve.ca is an initiative by a group of people who are dedicated to pursuing the principle of human freedom – freedom to believe, to be, and to speak. This forum is intended to be a resource for those who are under pressure because of their beliefs. Our intent is to inform and encourage so that those who are persecuted will understand they are not alone and that it is not hopeless.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 18 - 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
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19 - everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 3 - Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Lists of persons [USCIRF] determines are imprisoned or detained, have disappeared, been placed under house arrest, been tortured, or subjected to forced renunciations of faith for their religious activity or religious freedom advocacy by government.
Open Doors 2019 World Watch List ranks 50 countries. One in three Christians face high levels of persecution in Asia, with India entering the top 10 for the first time.
By 2018, official Chinese government statistics said there were 39 million Protestants in China. Scholars estimate that including house church worshipers pushes the real number to at least 80 million — almost 6% of China’s population, on par with Communist Party membership.
2,207 incidents of antisemitism recorded in 2019, an increase of more than 8 per cent compared with the previous year. This marked the second successive year in which the 2,000 plateau was exceeded, amounting to an average of more than six incidents per day
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Bungee jumping while Tehran burns
We continue to wait for a serious response to the events in Iran. Will Canada finally step up and take a leadership role? Seems unlikely as we see the ongoing failure by Trudeau and Freeland. Canada still has a role to play in combatting tyranny.