In 2010 the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, linking 57 countries with majority or significant Muslim populations, once again introduced the Defamation of Religions Resolution in the United Nations.

It allows governments the power to determine which religious views can and can’t be expressed in their country, and it gives the state the right to punish those who express ‘unacceptable’ religious views as they see fit. So in effect, it makes persecution legal. Last year we sought to defeat the Resolution, with your help.


We were delighted to exceed our target of 100,000 signatures on the Right to Believe petition and in the UK & Ireland gathered a total of 148,715!

Thank you if you signed – your name joined thousands of others across the world. Open Doors colleagues in other national offices were also busy and together 428,856 signatures were gathered from at least 75 countries.

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