Right to Believe Petition Defends Religious Freedom

“More than 20,000 people have signed a petition expressing support for millions of believers around the world who are denied the right to practice their faith.

The Right to Believe petition has been launched by Open Doors, which supports persecuted Christians worldwide.

It opposes efforts by an Islamic organisation to win the right for governments to choose which religious views are permissable in their country.

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is again introducing the Defamation of Religions Resolution in the United Nations this year.

Open Doors believes the terms of the resolution impose substantial limits on the freedom of individuals to express their religious beliefs. It would also criminalise defamation of a particular religion, but Islam in particular.

The organisation said that persecuted Christians were looking to believers in countries with religious liberty to “walk with them … on our knees in prayer and on our feet in action”.

A similar resolution by the OIC was adopted by the UN last year amid fierce opposition from rights groups but Open Doors believes that the resolution could be defeated this year if opposition is strong enough.” – “Thousands Sign Right To Believe Petition”, Christian Today

This posting on Christian Today was something I thought was worth sharing with everybody. Somebody needed to stand up and oppose the Islamic group that is trying to combine church and state. This is a basic principle that really should not even need to be defended in my opinion, but none the less there is an Islamic group who is attempting to give government power to determine it’s citizens’ religion. The thought of that is horrific. Christians in the Middle East are already facing enough controversy without talks like this going on.