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THE TANDEM PROJECT
http://www.tandemproject.com.

UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS,
FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF

UN NGO in Special Consultative Status with the
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

Separation of Religion or Belief and State

Note: UN General Assembly Resolution 66/167 may be the best hope since a 1984 UN Seminar on the Encouragement of Understanding, Tolerance and Respect in Matters Relating to Freedom of Religion or Belief , to reconcile issues and divergent views on human rights and freedom of religion or belief, assimilation and multiculturalism. Whether you join the Focus Group or not, for UN reports we request your views on the question of local efforts to implement 66/167. For a full explanation of the Focus Group and Resolution 66/167 open the Attachment. Persons who join the Focus Group will receive a password for an exchange of views.

To join the Focus Group please complete this questionnaire and hit Submit: QUESTIONNAIRE

INVITATION 

FOCUS GROUP ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF

INVITATION to join an Internet Focus Group on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief in support of UN General Assembly Resolution 66/167, a Culture of Tolerance and Peace Based on Religion or Belief, to combat intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons based on religion of belief.

QUESTION: How can Resolution 66/167 protect rights and beliefs, cultural identity and moral values in tandem with Human Rights Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief at a local level?

RESOLUTION 66/167

United Nations Resolution – a Culture of Tolerance & Peace Based  on Religion or Belief

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief

1984 The Tandem Project has participated in dialogue and discussions on how to implement International Human Rights Instruments at a local level since 1984. The organization’s founder was an NGO delegate to  the UN Seminar on the Encouragement of Understanding, Tolerance and Respect in Matters Relating to Freedom of Religion or Belief (1984) ST/HR/SER.A/16, Geneva: United Nations.

1986  The Tandem Project organized the first international conference on the 1981 UN Declaration was held on Tolerance for Diversity of Religion or Belief http://www.tandemproject.com/tolerance.pdf
The warning signs are clear: unless we establish a genuine dialogue within and among all kinds of belief, ranging from religious fundamentalism to secular dogmatism, the conflicts of the future will probably be even more deadly. – Mark C. Taylor, New York Times Op Ed, 21 December 2006


The Tandem Project a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1986 to build understanding, tolerance, and respect for diversity of religion or belief, and to prevent discrimination in matters relating to freedom of religion or belief. The Tandem Project has sponsored multiple conferences, curricula, reference material and programs on Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights- Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion – and the 1981 United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.

Documents Attached: Invitation - Focus Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief; Rights & Beliefs