CSW welcomes today’s
announcement that Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has been appointed the Prime
Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
A press release by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) states that in this role, Lord Ahmad, who is also Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, “will promote the UK’s firm stance on religious tolerance abroad, helping to tackle religious discrimination in countries where minority faith groups face persecution.”
CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said: “I am delighted that Lord Ahmad has been appointed the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. CSW has been greatly encouraged by Lord Ahmad’s concern and dedication for those around the world, of all creeds or none, who experience injustice because of their religion or belief, and we look forward to continuing to work with him to uphold and promote the right to freedom of religion or belief for all.”