A non-governmental organization granted with consultative status at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, New York and Vienna, at the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels and Strasbourg, at the Council of Europe (CoE) in Strasbourg and at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw.

President of the Honorary Committee:
Mary ROBINSON

Honorary Committee’s Former Presidents:
Eleanor ROOSEVELT, Albert SCHWEITZER, Paul Henry SPAAK, René CASSIN, Edgar FAURE, Léopold Sédar SENGHOR

President: Mr. Mario BRITO, Secretary General: Dr. Liviu OLTEANU

Association Internationale pour la Defense de la Liberté Religieuse
International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty


Launch of the United Nations Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to prevent violence




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Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security 2016, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Global Summit «Final Declaration»

Principles of the Association

Our purpose is to disseminate ideas of tolerance, and to defend the right for anyone to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to believe or not, freedom to change one’s religion or belief, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest one’s religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

We believe that religious liberty is a God-given right, and hold that it is best exercised where separation is maintained between religious organizations and state.

We believe that legislation and other governmental acts which unite religious organizations and state are opposed to the best interests of both institutions and are potentially prejudicial to human rights.

We believe that government is divinely ordained to support and protect citizens in the enjoyment of natural rights, and to rule in civil affairs; in this realm government warrants respectful obedience and willing support.