Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The State Of International Religious Freedom and Why It Matters

The State Of International Religious Freedom and Why It Matters

Abstract

One of America’s—more precisely, one of Philadelphia’s—greatest contributions to the world is freedom of conscience, the idea that people should be free to practice their religion—or not to practice at all. Today, as ISIS gives people the choice to die or convert, while others in various parts of the world flee for their lives because of different varieties of religious intolerance, one of the leading advocates of international religious freedom reports on the state of religious freedom in the world.

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