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Violence Towards Christians In Africa And The Middle East

EDM number 10 in 2013-14, proposed by Margaret Ritchie on 08/05/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Crimes of violence, Middle East, Religion and faith communities and Religious discrimination.

That this House is concerned at violence directed at Christian groups and places of worship in Africa and the Middle East; notes with alarm recent sectarian violence directed at religious groups in places such as Egypt, Pakistan, Mali and Sudan; urges governments in these regions to investigate any incident of religious violence and prosecute people responsible for these attacks; further notes with concern that there is evidence of state security forces being involved in some of these attacks; fully endorses the fundamental principle of the UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination on Religion or Belief; and calls on the Government to actively promote such multinational efforts and to put pressure on national governments to discharge their responsibilities toward protecting religious groups and eradicating intolerance.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Margaret Ritchie08/05/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Adrian Sanders08/05/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech08/05/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Robert Halfon08/05/2013HarlowConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley09/05/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
William McCrea09/05/2013South AntrimDUPSeconded
John McDonnell09/05/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/05/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Anderson13/05/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan13/05/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin13/05/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
George Howarth13/05/2013KnowsleyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon13/05/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Mary Glindon14/05/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Michael Weir14/05/2013AngusScottish National PartySigned
Michael Connarty14/05/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
David Simpson14/05/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
David Ward15/05/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland15/05/2013Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George15/05/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton15/05/2013GowerLabourSigned
Naomi Long15/05/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Elfyn Llwyd15/05/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Lady Hermon15/05/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Sheridan15/05/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Bob Russell15/05/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz20/05/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Katy Clark20/05/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Mike Hancock20/05/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden20/05/2013Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Peter Lilley20/05/2013Hitchin and HarpendenConservativeSigned
David Crausby21/05/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff21/05/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Jim McGovern03/06/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell04/06/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson17/06/2013North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy19/06/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds03/07/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell11/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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