Jakarta, 2 March 2015—On 12 March, the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief (OC) will be hosting a launch seminar for the Human Rights Resource Centre’s latest report “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in ASEAN.” There will be a panel discussion with the lead researcher, Dr. Jaclyn L. Neo of the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Michelle Staggs Kelsall, HRRC Deputy Director; Faith Delos Reyes, HRRC Research and Project Coordinator; and Aviva Nababan, HRRC Rule of Law Program Coordinator will also be presenting and joining discussions at the launch. Comments will be given by experts at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR). The HRRC will also be presenting the main findings of the study to Master students of the Human Rights program of the University of Oslo the following day on 13 March.
The OC is an international programme at the NCHR. Relying on an international network of representatives from religious and other life-stance communities, NGOs, international organisations and research institutes, and also on its Advisory Council, the OC works to advance freedom of religion or belief as a common benefit that is accepted and embraced by all persuasions.
“Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in ASEAN,” was supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia. Download the report here.
Read more about the launch event here.