NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Protecting freedom of thought at the United Nations in New York City.


Photos: Meeting With the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom

The NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion and Belief and the Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN on Oct. 17 hosted a lively conversation featuring Suzan Johnson Cook, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom and Monica Willard, UN Representative for the United Religions Initiative. The discussion was moderated by Matt Cherry, President of the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion and Belief, and held at United States Mission to the United Nations. Here are some photos of the event, courtesy of the US Mission. Click each one for a larger version. Continue reading


Lunch Briefing and Reception with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Prof. Heiner Beielefeldt

The NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief — in collaboration with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, St. John’s University Center for Law and Religion, Bahá’í International Community, and Focus on FORB — will host a special lunch briefing and evening reception with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Prof. Heiner Beielefeldt, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Continue reading