Freedom of Religion or Belief
The Oslo Coalition represents the NCHR engagement within freedom of religion or belief. We work together with international partners in order to establish freedom of religion or belief as a right to be shared by all, and something that should be supported and promoted by all religions and beliefs.
What do we do?
The Oslo Coalition works to develop solid and relevant knowledge in order to increase the right to freedom of religion or belief. The NCHR contributes, among other things, to dialogue in cooperation with religious actors, in order to prevent religious ectstremism and support actors of reform.
Our projects deals with freedom of religion or belief in connection with gender and sexual orientation, the relationship between freedom of religion and expression, the rights of children and work against violent extremism.
Why is this important?
The right to freedom of religion or belief is under pressure, due to increased politicisation of religion and discrimination due to religious or other preferences based upon belief. The Oslo Coalition works to include all religious and other groups of belief in its work for Freedom of Religion or Belief.
For questions concerning Freedom of Religion or Belief, contact Lena Larsen.
3 selected results:
- Religious leaders are included in the prevention of child marriages thorugh the development of religious arguments against child marriages
- In the groundbreaking book Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law, various muslim contributors discus women’s rights within Islam. Starting with religious traditions and religious writings, the contributors discuss present Family Law in muslim countires, and present arguments to advance gender equality. This is a result based upon the Oslo Coalition intiated dialogue between religious leaders for a number of years.
- The book Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief. A Deskbook is vital in the freedom of religion or belief in a number of countries, and is published in several languages.