OSCE Ministerial Council Reaffirms Importance of Faith in Public Life

The Ministerial Council concluded, inter alia, that participating States ought to:  
... encourage the inclusion of religious and belief communities, in a timely fashion, in public discussions of pertinent legislative initiatives;
... take effective measures to prevent and eliminate discrimination against individuals or religious or belief communities on the basis of religion or belief, including against non-believers, by public officials in the conduct of their public duties;
... adopt policies to promote respect and protection for places of worship and religious sites, religious monuments, cemeteries and shrines against vandalism and destruction.

Document: Decision No 3./13. (MC.DEC/3/13)
Link to Document: http://www.osce.org/mc/109339