Afghanistan: Christianity:Written question - 211926

Q
Asked by David Linden
(Glasgow East)
Asked on: 23 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Afghanistan: Christianity
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Afghanistan on that country's inclusion in the Open Doors 2019 World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christians face persecution.
A
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 31 January 2019

The Foreign Secretary and I, alongside other British Government Ministers, routinely raise our concerns about the persecution of religious minorities, including Christians, where this occurs. He recently asked the Bishop of Truro to conduct an independent review of the persecution of Christians around the world to help inform this important area of our work and ensure it is targeted and effective. The Government works with a large number of NGOs, including Open Doors, to help promote and protect freedom of religion or belief. We use information from a wide range of sources to inform our work.

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