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Inaction thus far is already a blight on the conscience of the international community. It is past time for that inaction to end.
Brexit is not a time for the UK to step back from the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief
The UK's international engagement is about to change. The Prime Minister and the government have an important and valuable opportunity to demonstrate that the UK will continue to stand up for and speak out on behalf of people of all faiths and none.
The role of Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) is less than 18 months old, but with a mandate to bring together efforts "across the UK Government, with faith actors and civil society to promote the UK's firm stance on religious tolerance abroad," it must remain a key feature of any incoming government.
When we look deeply into the parable of the Good Samaritan, we are confronted by a picture of radical love for those in need.