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The Role of Religious Actors in Nicaragua’s Upcoming Elections: A Voice for Peace and Human Rights

In by Bryce Golbus

This November, Nicaraguans will vote in presidential elections that will take place against a backdrop of ongoing political repression by the government of Daniel Ortega. Amid mass protests and civil society resistance to heavy-handed tactics by the Ortega regime, Nicaragua’s Catholic Church and other faith communities have sought to mediate between opposing sides and to advocate for justice and accountability …

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100 Years of Freedom Journey of Women

In by Caitlin Wood

100 Years of Freedom Journey of Women ( 1920-2020 ) Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 – 12:00 to 2:00 PM – EST Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85075535297?pwd=aTEyZTF0VHVYQWtQTmRNQTZJKzNQQT09 Meeting ID : 850 7553 5297 | Passcode 755847 It is embarrassing to think that One hundred (100) years ago, women were considered men’s property, and were required to be obedient and subservient to men. Thank God for …

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Congressional Working Group: Working Meeting

In by Portal Admin

Next Steps on Actions: A. Reporting out from sub-committees working on: Senate Human Rights Commission Appointments and Confirmations New Member Orientation B. Updates on Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act C. Organization and House Keeping for the Spring We will send the Zoom link to those who RSVP on the morning of the event.

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Virtual Latin American Regional International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable

In by Caitlin Wood

On October 22-23, 2020, the government of Colombia is hosting a Latin American regional ministerial in Bogota. On the first day, religious organizations, academics, and civil society will engage in six virtual panel discussions on the following topics: challenges in the promotion of freedom of religion or belief and interfaith dialogue; threats posed by extremism against religious minorities; tolerance, inclusion, …

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Vietnam National Day of Prayer for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

In by Caitlin Wood

Over 150 religious communities across Vietnam will collectively observe the International Day Commemorating Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, August 22. These communities include Catholic parishes, Montagnard and Hmong Christian house churches, Cao Dai congregations, Buddhist and Hoa Hao Buddhist groups… On Sunday, August 23, BPSOS will organize an online prayer service to be jointly conducted …

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BPSOS webinar on Human Rights Mechanisms and Sanctions Regimes (2nd session)

In by Portal Admin

Since 2012, BPSOS has organized the annual “Vietnam Advocacy Day,” bringing between 250 and 850 participants from across America to meet with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill; smaller delegations also held meetings with Department of State officials, Commissioners and staff of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and officials at the White House. For this year’s …

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BPSOS webinar on Human Rights Mechanisms and Sanctions Regimes

In by Portal Admin

Since 2012, BPSOS has organized the annual “Vietnam Advocacy Day,” bringing between 250 and 850 participants from across America to meet with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill; smaller delegations also held meetings with Department of State officials, Commissioners and staff of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and officials at the White House. For this year’s …