Bishop of Coventry asks Government about violent extremism and blasphemy laws in Indonesia

On 18th July 2017 the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received written answers from Government to questions about blasphemy laws and violent extremism in Indonesia.

The Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist the government of Indonesia in strengthening Indonesia’s resilience to violent extremism. Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry asks Government about violent extremism and blasphemy laws in Indonesia”

Bishop of Coventry asks about blasphemy laws in Indonesia

On 29th June 2017 the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received a written answer to a question on blasphemy laws in Indonesia:

The Lord Bishop of Coventry asked Her Majesty’s Government: what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia in respect of Indonesia’s blasphemy laws following the two-year prison sentence handed down on 9 May to Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the former Christian Governor of Jakarta, for allegedly committing blasphemy against Islam. Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry asks about blasphemy laws in Indonesia”

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

On 29th June 2017 the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received a written answer to a question on freedom of religion and belief in Indonesia:

The Lord Bishop of Coventry asked Her Majesty’s Government: what is their assessment of freedom of religion or belief in Indonesia. Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry asks about freedom of religion and belief in Indonesia”

Bishop of Southwark asks Government to condemn arrest of peaceful demonstrators in West Papua

southwark-20feb17On 21st February 2017, Lord Harries of Pentregarth asked Her Majesty’s Government “what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia concerning human rights abuses in West Papua”. The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, asked a follow up question about West Papuans being arrested for peaceful demonstrations.

The Lord Bishop of Southwark My Lords, with West Papuans continuing to be arrested and imprisoned for peaceful actions such as—as has already been said—demonstrating and even handing out flyers, and after Steven Itlay, leading a prayer ceremony in West Papua on 5 April 2016 to pray for West Papua to be accepted as a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, was arrested and convicted of treason and spent seven months incarcerated, will the Minister reassure noble Lords that Her Majesty’s Government have specifically condemned these actions? Continue reading “Bishop of Southwark asks Government to condemn arrest of peaceful demonstrators in West Papua”

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] Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry asks about freedom of religion or belief in Indonesia”