Statement of Principles

Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China: 

Statement of Principles

 

促进中国宗教自由联盟

宗 旨

To affirm that the universal right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion is protected in China through international declaration and law as defined by Article 18 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 

我们确信,在中国,依据《联合国世界人权宣言》第18条和《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》所确定的国际宣言和法律,公民的思想、良知和宗教自由等普世权利必须得到保护。

To declare that freedom of thought, conscience and religion is a fundamental human right, encompassing the right to hold or not to hold any faith or belief, to change belief, and to be free from coercion to adopt a different belief, and that to be fully enjoyed other incorporated rights must also be respected, such as the freedom of expression, assembly, education, and movement. 

我们宣布:思想、良知和宗教自由是基本的人权,它包括了持有或不持有任何信仰或信念的权利,改变信仰的权利,和拒绝接受被强迫的不同信仰的自由;同时,公民应充分享有的其他权利,如言论自由、集会、教育和活动等必须受到尊重。

To declare that China should abide by its international legal obligations and respect the rights of all citizens as guaranteed by China’s constitution. 

我们宣布:中国应信守其国际法律义务,尊重中国宪法保障的全体公民的权利。

To declare a commitment to publicly condemn any act of intolerance, discrimination, persecution, unlawful detention, or violence perpetrated in the name of religion, nationalism, party loyalty, or secularism by state or nonstate actors, and to protect the rights of religious minorities or other religious communities restricted from teaching, practicing, worshiping or observing their religious traditions in China. 

我们宣布:公开谴责任何国家或非国家行为者,以宗教、民族主义、党派忠诚或世俗主义的名义进行的不包容、歧视、迫害、非法拘禁或暴力行为;保护少数民族宗教信仰者,以及在中国被限制教学、练习、礼拜或遵循宗教传统的其他宗教团体的权利。

To declare that the China Coalition, based on these principles listed above, will advance religious freedom for all faith and ethnic groups. The Coalition is committed to take action to defend religious freedom for any person, from any community, where it is infringed or violated in China. 

我们宣布,促进中国宗教自由联盟将在上述原则的基础上,促进各种信仰和各个族群的宗教自由,并致力于用行动捍卫在中国遭受侵犯和迫害的,任何宗教团体的任何个人的宗教信仰自由。

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