David Griffiths
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David Griffiths is South Asia Team Leader for CSW, a human rights NGO specialising in freedom of religion or belief.  He grew up in Africa, has travelled widely in the Middle East, south and south-east Asia, and has worked with governments, international institutions and NGOs around the world to promote human rights.

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Britain Should Be GREAT by Promoting Values We Believe In

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2014 | (16:40)

I have never played Grand Theft Auto V, currently the world's most popular video game, and quite possibly never will. It apparently offers an open-world environment for the protagonist to roam freely through a criminal underworld and carry out random acts of gratuitous violence. I don't hold any...

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The Spread of Religious Freedom Advocacy, and How to Improve It

(1) Comments | Posted 6 September 2013 | (16:21)

Advocacy on the right to freedom of religion or belief (known as FORB) has seemingly become de rigeur for an ever-growing circle of countries in the past couple of years.

The US has championed this cause for years, albeit with fluctuating levels of commitment. Secretary of State John Kerry recently...

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The Widows of Kandhamal

(1) Comments | Posted 28 September 2012 | (16:45)

Asmita's husband Rajesh was buried alive in a muddy riverbank in the remote Kandhamal district of India's Odisha (Orissa) state, just over four years ago. He is not enumerated in the official death toll of the anti-Christian pogrom which began in August 2008, because police did not find his body....

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Aung San Suu Kyi's Political Wisdom for Sri Lanka

(17) Comments | Posted 28 June 2012 | (15:33)

I was very privileged to attend Aung San Suu Kyi's historic speech to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall last week. Delivered with characteristic dignity, it blended an elegant commentary on recent developments in Burma with some rich reflections on the nature of democracy itself, and concluded...

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The Unsung hero of Pakistan's Struggle for Pluralism

(1) Comments | Posted 20 June 2012 | (09:59)

Earlier this month, in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore, a memorial service took place for one of Pakistan's unsung heroes. Among the hundreds in attendance was a disparate group of politicians, top military brass, top educationalists, human rights activists, marginalised members of religious minorities, and veteran campaigners against Pakistan's notorious blasphemy...

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