NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Protecting freedom of thought and conscience within the international community of nations


Global Threats to Freedom of Religion or Belief: Panel and Luncheon Featuring Special Rapporteurs Heiner Bielefeldt and Rita Izsák

The NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, in collaboration with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of Brigham Young University, will host a discussion and luncheon on Thursday, October 23, 2014, featuring the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, and the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák. The discussion will center on global threats to freedom of religion or belief, especially for religious and nonreligious minorities.

This event will take place Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, in the Bahá’í International Community United Nations Office, located at 866 UN Plaza (Suite 120), New York, NY 10017.

The discussion will be followed by a lunch for members of the Committee. If your organization would like to become a member of the Committee, please fill out and bring this form, with a check of $25, to the meeting.

You must RSVP for this event by Saturday, October 18. To RSVP, please fill out the form at If you encounter problems, please email

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