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(Christian Today) – The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will hold a conference on anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance across the OSCE area. The conference will commence on 8th June in Spanish Cordoba and the two day meeting will address issues on topics such as anti-Semitism and media, hate-motivated crimes and discrimination of Christians, Muslims and members of other religions. Apart from six conference sessions during the meeting, four workshops will be held as well. Main topics that the workshops will focus on are freedom of religion or belief and intolerance towards ethnic and other minorities. Governments from 55 states of Europe, Central Asia and North America are die to attend and have committed themselves to the ‘Copenhagen Commitments’. This states among other things that:
“Everyone will have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right includes freedom to change one’s religion or belief and freedom to manifest one’s religion or belief, either alone or in community with others, in public or in private, through worship, teaching, practice and observance. The exercise of these rights may be subject only to such restrictions as are prescribed by law and are consistent with international standards.” [Go To Full Story]