Stop the UN from Dismantling Religious Freedom

Petition to: H.E. Elisabeth TICHY-FISSLBERGER - President of the Human Rights Council

 

Stop the UN from Dismantling Religious Freedom

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Stop the UN from Dismantling Religious Freedom

A United Nations Special Rapporteur has written a UN report that takes to task traditional religious beliefs and values regarding life, marriage and biological sex. 


In his report, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, has chosen to pursue a controversial agenda that includes abortion and LGBT+ rights that are out of step with the convictions of law-abiding and non-violent religions and religious adherents. In doing so, he accuses religious institutions and religious adherents of discrimination.


The report goes so far as to suggest an expanded role for the state in doctrinal matters if a religious institution has “harmful discriminatory gender norms.” It goes as far as to criticize religious believers in Africa who oppose introducing school books that promote homosexuality.”


At a time when 80 percent of the global population is facing high restrictions on religious freedom, the UN is giving time – and a microphone - to a man working to undermine Freedom of Religion or Belief even further. 


Sign the petition to tell the UN President of the Human Rights Council and Secretary General of the United Nations to dismiss Mr. Ahmed Shaheed. 

References:

U.N. report promotes abortion, LGBT 'rights' over human rights (The Washington Times)

“https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/13/un-report-promotes-abortion-lgbt-rights-over-human/” 


UN Expert: World Religions Should Defer to the Authority of UN Experts (C-FAM)

https://c-fam.org/friday_fax/un-expert-world-religions-should-defer-to-the-authority-of-un-experts/

 
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Dismiss Mr. Ahmed Shaheed

Petition to: H.E. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger - President of the Human Rights Council

cc: H.E. Antonio Guterres - Secretary General of the United Nations


I am concerned about the February 2020 report submitted to the Human Rights Council by Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. 


Mr. Shaheed’s mandate is to promote the right to freedom of religion or belief, a fundamental right recognized in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18:


"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion…to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."


Rather than focus on internationally recognized violations of religious freedom, the Special Rapporteur has chosen to promote the controversial policy goals of UN human rights committees regarding abortion as well as sexual orientation and gender identity.


The Special Rapporteur accuses people of faith of discrimination if they oppose: abortion, the redefinition of marriage, and the dismantling of biologically immutable sex and gender distinctions between males and females. He does this through a tortured interpretation of gender and gender equality. 


As a person of faith, it is difficult to reconcile that a person tasked with protecting my religious freedom would actually be undermining it.


I demand the termination of Mr. Ahmed Shaheed as Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief: his agenda is incompatible with religious freedom.


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