Religious Freedom:Written question - 115542

Asked by Sammy Wilson
(East Antrim)
Asked on: 23 November 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Religious Freedom
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will establish a funding stream for programmes to support freedom of religion or belief.
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 07 December 2017

​The protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) is a priority of the Government's foreign policy. Projects that directly support FoRB are funded through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy. In 2017/18 the Magna Carta Fund will spend £758,717 on six Freedom of Religion or Belief projects. Bids to support FoRB work from the Magna c​arta Fund are currently being invited for financial year 2018/19.

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