Digital learning hub for summit participants

The Global Youth Summit for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FORB) will be held online on 19-20 October 2023. Here you can find the preparatory training module for Summit participants along with a wide range of other courses, resources and tools to help you learn about, raise awareness on and work for freedom of religion or belief for all.

Required: Pre-summit online training

All participants are asked to complete the following online course module prior to the Summit.

Course module: What is Freedom of Religion or Belief? (90 mins)

This online, self-study module uses videos, interactive exercises and case studies from across the globe to help you learn and reflect. It explores six dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief and when the state may limit the right, as well as looking at common misconceptions of the right.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the main features that compose the right to FORB.
  • Identify the most relevant provisions of international human rights law on FORB.
  • Analyse whether limitations to FORB are justified or not.
  • Explain why certain conceptions of FORB are incorrect.

Feeling ambitious – more time available?

‘What is FORB’ is one of 4 modules in the ‘FORB for all’ online self-study course, which also includes modules on: Introducing human rights; Violators, victims and scapegoats; and Promoting freedom of religion or belief. You are welcome to take the full course if you prefer. This course takes around 5 hours in total.

How to access the module (or full course)

Click on the relevant link below to register for the module or course. You will be redirected to the digital course platform Fabo. Click on ‘Go to login page’ and then ‘Create a user’. Once you have created your free profile you will be automatically re-directed to the module or course.

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The Local Changemakers Course

Raise awareness in your commuinty with this complete curriculum of ready-made, downloadable workshop materials for awareness raising at the grassroots level. Perfect for ages 15 up, the Local Changemakers Course helps local communities to understand and value freedom of religion or belief for all and to discover tactics they can use to make a difference. Everything you need is provided! Easy to contextualise and fun to participate in. Tested on 4 continents.

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This page is brought to you in collaboration with the organisers of the Global Youth Summit for FORB, which is a joint venture between the First Freedom Foundation, the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance (IRFBA), and Boat People SOS.