The UK government has pledged to accept all the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s Review into Persecuted Christians.
‘The Government has decided to accept every recommendation in full,’ Foreign Minister Sir Alan Duncan told the House of Commons on July 18. ‘We will put Freedom of Religion or Belief at the heart of FCO culture.’
That means taking sanctions, if necessary, linking aid and trade to religious freedom, and a new framework for recognising and dealing with persecution.
MPs voted unanimously in support of the Bishop of Truro’s Review. His research team included Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world.
‘Release is delighted that the plight of persecuted Christians is now front and centre of government policy,’ says Release CEO Paul Robinson.
‘In this time of turbulent political change, Release will continue to press whoever is in government to press ahead with this breakthrough policy to stand up for freedom around the world.’
David Peek of UCB radio asked Andrew Boyd for Release’s reaction to the news…
Release has been interviewed on Premier, UCB and Cross Rhythms on the government’s welcome decision to accept the report.
You can also listen to the interview on Premier Christian Radio below: