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.
The NHL continues its social justice maneuvering – continuing to pressure players to participate in Gay Pride activities. When some players have chosen not to join in they have been subjected to intense pressure and condemnation.
China’s Communist Party continues its campaign to control the Chinese Catholic church, forcing leaders to undergo extensive re-education or lose their opportunity to serve the faithful. The process has split the Church
Interesting how various ‘human rights’ organizations present Human rights. To label oneself ‘Antihate’ would seem to indicate an openness to hearing a variety of perspectives, rather than choosing one position and working to eliminate all others.
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.
Police across the country recorded 159 hate crimes targeted at Muslims, up from 45 in 2012, representing an increase of 253 per cent. In just one year, between 2014 and 2015, that number increased by 59 per cent: from 99 in 2014 to 159 the following year.
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Trudeau, Telford and Han Dong
The way the Trudeau government has handled the issue of Chinese interference in Canadian elections is a clear example of the government using every tool that it has to avoid accountability.