Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Religious freedom

The Hudson Institute is about to publish Religious Freedom in the World 2007. Christianity Today has an interview about its findings which includes the following:
How does a country's religious background affect its religious freedom?

Christian-background countries in general score high. Many of Muslim background score low. Catholic-background countries score more or less the same as Protestant-background countries. That would not have been the case 30 years ago. The Orthodox tend to score lower. Some of this is Communist holdover. But the Orthodox traditionally have had a close relationship with the state. So the idea of new religious groups operating in their territory is still very difficult. [the rest]
Q&A: Paul Marshall | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

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