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(Christian Post) – This month, the Sri Lankan parliament is expected to vote on a bill that would restrict the freedom to proselytize and convert, reported a U.K.-based ministry to the persecuted Church. The bill, which has drawn concern from both Protestant Christians as well as Catholic Christians, was struck down last year by the Supreme Court – which ruled two clauses of the bill as being unconstitutional. “The legislation contravenes the three major UN declarations and covenants that concern freedom of religion: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Declaration on the Elimination of all forms of Intolerance and Discrimination based on Religion or Belief,” stated the Barnabas Fund. “All three affirm the right to manifest a religion publicly, which includes missionary activity. They also affirm the right to freely convert from one religion to another,” the group added. “The legislation has been of such concern to the UN that they sent their Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to investigate the situation at the beginning of May.” The bill is now in Committee Stage and is expected to go to a vote sometime in the latter half of June.

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