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The Free to Believe Campaign has been successful so far, but we
still need to pray for the final outcome. UN delegates are about to make
a decision at any point. If you have not already done so, please join
the campaign here: http://www.freetobelieve.info/#background.

For those who do not know, the Free to Believe campaign is a campaign
speaking against the Defamation of Religions Resolution. The Defamation
of Religions Resolution, introduced in the UN, seeks to criminalize
words or actions that are deemed to be against a particular religion,
especially against Islam. Although proponents justify the “defamation of
religion” concept as protecting religious practice and promoting
tolerance, it really promotes intolerance and human rights violations of
religious freedom and freedom of speech for religious minorities in
these countries.

Before, this resolution has passed in non-binding terms. However,
this can likely change in the future and could become binding. The
Defamation of Religions Resolution has the effect of providing
international legitimacy for national laws that punish blasphemy or
otherwise ban criticism of a religion. This is why it is so important
for us to speak out against it.

Will you commit to praying for this campaign and for those who would
be affected by it this week? If so, please simply comment that you will.
Thank you so much!

[from Open Doors USA]

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DILLON
BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and cofounder of Activist Faith.
Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has
investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books
include “Undefending Christianity,” “Not in My Town” (with Charles J.
Powell), and “Thirst No More” (October 2011). Discover more at
DillonBurroughs.org.


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