Religious Freedom in the World: A Global Report on Freedom and Persecution

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Religioud Freedom in the World provides an authoritative description of religious freedom and religious persecution from countries representative of most world cultures. Each country is profiled and ranked for comparison. Also included are essays on current trends in world religious freedom.

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Religioud Freedom in the World provides an authoritative description of religious freedom and religious persecution from countries representative of most world cultures. Each country is profiled and ranked for comparison. Also included are essays on current trends in world religious freedom.

Religious Freedom in the World is the standard reference on international religious freedom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805423686
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Countries vi
Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Religious Freedom and American Foreign Policy 1
The Importance of Religious Freedom 9
The Nature of Religious Freedom and Religious Persecution 14
The Current State of Religious Freedom 18
Western Europe: Trends in Religious Liberty 28
The Former Soviet Union: Trends in Religious Liberty 35
Religious Freedom in Latin America 43
Country Profiles 54
Appendix 1 Numbers and Statistics 331
Appendix 2 Criteria for Profiles of Religious Freedom 334
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First Chapter

Founded in 1941 by Eleanor Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie, Freedom House is devoted to the promotion of democracy and freedom around the world. Through surveys and special reports, it provides global assessments of the state of political freedom, civil liberties, press freedom, and freedom of belief. It promotes democracy through programs that strengthen civil society in societies in transition from dictatorship to democratic rule. Freedom House also advocates on behalf of freedom by identifying and protesting against abuses of human rights and encouraging the United States and other countries to make the promotion of democracy an integral part of their foreign policies.

Its Center for Religious Freedom, a self-sustaining project within Freedom House, is at the forefront of a national campaign to promote religious freedom worldwide. Since its inception in 1986, the Center has reported on the religious persecution of individuals and groups abroad and undertaken advocacy on their behalf in the media, Congress, the State Department, and the White House. It also sponsors investigative field missions and presses official Washington for overall religious freedom in China, Sudan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere. The Center is a membership organization that publishes a bimonthly newsletter, periodic reports, and press releases on religious persecution.

Freedom House Board of Trustees

Bette Bao Lord, chairman; Ned W. Bandler, vice chairman; Mark Palmer, vice chairman; Walter J. Schloss, treasurer; Kenneth L. Adelman, secretary; Max M. Kampelman, chairman emeritus; Morton Abramowitz, J. Brian Atwood, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Peter Collier, Paula Dobriansky, Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., William C. Doherty Jr., Alan P. Dye, Sandra Feldman, Malcolm S. Forbes Jr., Theodore J. Forstmann, Richard Gardner, Norman Hill, Samuel P. Huntington, John T. Joyce, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Anthony Lake, Mara Liasson, Jay Mazur, John Norton Moore, Peggy Noonan, P. J. O’Rourke, Orlando Patterson, Susan Kaufman Purcell, Otto J. Reich, Peter Rodman, Donald Rumsfeld, Wendell Willkie II, Jacques D. Wimpfheimer, Paul Wolfowitz, Andrew Young, and Richard Sauber, Of Counsel

Freedom House Staff

Adrian Karatnycky, president, and James S. Denton, executive director

Center for Religious Freedom Staff

Nina Shea, director; Dr. Paul Marshall, senior fellow; Joseph Assad, Middle East research director; and Laura Barrett, assistant to the director

Board of Reference for Survey*

Vo Van Ai, director, International Buddhist Information Bureau; vice president, International Federation of Human Rights Leagues. Rev. Dr. Michael Bourdeaux, founder and former director, Keston Institute, Oxford, U.K. Professor Marshall Breger, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America. Professor Cole Durham, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor, Divinity School, University of Chicago. Professor Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Politics, Princeton University. Rabbi Irving Greenberg, president, Jewish Life Network. Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dr. Richard Land, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Sovaida Ma’ani, Representative of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States; Attorney-Adviser International, Office of the Legal Advisers, U.S. Department of State. Dick Wilson, Global Coordinator, American Center for International Labor Solidarity. Professor Atilla Yayla, President, Association for Liberal Thinkers, Turkey.

Contents

List of Countriesvi

Prefacevii

Acknowledgmentsix

Religious Freedom and American Foreign Policy / Nina Shea1

The Importance of Religious Freedom / Paul Marshall9

The Nature of Religious Freedom and

Religious Persecution / Paul Marshall14

The Current State of Religious Freedom / Paul Marshall18

Western Europe: Trends in Religious Liberty / Willy Fautre28

The Former Soviet Union: Trends in

Religious Liberty / Michael Bourdeaux35

Religious Freedom in Latin America / Paul Sigmund43

Country Profiles54

Appendix 1: Numbers and Statistics331

Appendix 2: Criteria for Profiles of Religious Freedom334

List of Countries

Argentina55

Armenia57

Austria60

Azerbaijan64

Bangladesh68

Belarus71

Belgium75

Bhutan78

Botswana81

Brazil83

Bulgaria87

Burma (Myanmar)91

Chile95

China99

China-Tibet106

Colombia110

Cuba113

East Timor117

Egypt121

El Salvador126

Estonia128

Finland131

France133

Georgia137

Germany140

Greece143

Guatemala147

Hungary151

India155

Indonesia161

Iran167

Ireland172

Israel176

Japan181

Kazakhstan184

Korea, North187

Korea, South190

Kyrgyz Republic193

Latvia196

Lebanon199

Lithuania203

Macedonia206

Malaysia209

Mauritania213

Mexico216

Moldova220

Mongolia223

Morocco225

Namibia229

Nepal231

Netherlands234

Nigeria238

Norway242

Pakistan244

Philippines249

Poland252

Romania257

Russia260

Saudi Arabia265

Singapore268

South Africa272

Spain275

Sri Lanka278

Sudan282

Sweden289

Taiwan292

Tanzania295

Turkey297

Turkmenistan302

Ukraine306

United Kingdom310

United States of America314

Uzbekistan319

Vietnam322

Zimbabwe328

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