ABSTRACT

U.S. Department of State: International Religious Freedom Report for 2004   [open html - 67KB]

"In this summary of the status of religious freedom around the world, we examine barriers to religious freedom, note countries where religious freedom conditions have improved, and describe U.S. actions to promote international religious freedom. Millions of people around the world live under totalitarian or authoritarian regimes where religious belief and practice are tightly controlled. Some countries have discriminatory laws or policies that disadvantage certain religions; others are negligent in ensuring that religious minorities or adherents of 'unapproved' religions do not suffer discrimination or persecution. Others stigmatize certain religions by wrongfully associating them with dangerous 'cults' or 'sects.'"

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2004-09-15
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U.S. Dept. of State: http://www.state.gov/
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