June 17, 2012 admin

This is a unique and timely document that elaborates on the fundamentals of religious freedom as they have been enshrined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. That pivotal Article was written by my late father, Charles Malik, and adopted as is by the Human Rights Commission back in 1947. In it, the right to change one’s religion is clearly spelled out, as is the right to worship both in private and in public. The Global Charter of Conscience is an excellent and detailed follow-up to Article 18 and will hopefully serve as an international rallying point for all people concerned about protecting freedom of religious belief and conscience.