Bishop of Coventry asks about freedom of religion or belief in Indonesia

On Tuesday 7th July 2015 the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received a written response to a question on Indonesia.

Bp Coventry May 2015
The Lord Bishop of Coventry To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the government of Indonesia in its efforts to provide greater legislative protection for freedom of religion or belief in that country. [HL861]

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: Our Ambassador in Jakarta met the Indonesian Minister for Religious Affairs in April this year. During the meeting, he urged greater protection of religious beliefs and they discussed the Ministry’s forthcoming bill on protection for religious and faith communities (RUU PUB) on which the Ambassador offered UK assistance and expertise. We have also supported a range of activities in this area, such as human rights training specifically related to freedom of religion for members of the Indonesian judiciary.


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