The Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference (SEAFORB ) is an assembly of religious freedom advocates who are dedicated to promote religious freedom in Southeast Asia. The SEAFORB assembly is an ongoing project to advance FORB, bringing religious equality and liberty for all individuals.
This is the fifth time the conference has been convened. The first conference was held in October 2015 in Bangkok and resulted in a Declaration of Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia. The second conference was held in Dili, East Timor in August 2016 and secured commitment from participants to develop long-term action plans to further advance and promote freedom of religion or belief. The third conference was held in Manila, Philippines in November 2017 and concluded with the formation of FORB Network. The fourth conference was organized in Bangkok in August 2018 and focused on fostering networking among FORB advocates in four countries of priority: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam. The fifth SEAFORB will be held in Bangkok in Nov 2019 again this year to engage with the global movement on FORB.
Total number of registrants to date: 143
Countries with registrants:
- Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Other regions: Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, United States.