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50,000 sign petition for religious freedom to be protected by law
A petition calling for a new law to be introduced to defend religious liberty against "aggressive secularism" and "religious illiteracy" has the landmark of 50,000 signatures.
The anti-persecution charity Barnabas Fund's proposal has now been debated in a meeting of the European Parliament.
Hendrik Storm, chief executive of the charity told the European Parliament that Barnabas Fund had for many years observed serious human rights abuses around the world but was increasingly beginning to see encroachments on freedom in Europe itself.
The petition, which was launched earlier in the year, aims to "help everyone, of any religion or belief or none", according to the campaign's website.
The organisers have called on people to continue signing the petition, download a copy of the 'Turn the Tide' booklet for the campaign, share the petition on social media and pray for the campaign.
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