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Aug. 9, 2011

Rising Restrictions on Religion – One-third of the world’s population experiences an increase

Restrictions on religious beliefs and practices rose in 23 of the world’s 198 countries (12%), decreased in 12 countries (6%) and remained essentially unchanged in 163 countries (82%) between mid-2006 and mid-2009, a new Pew Forum report shows. More than 2.2 billion people – nearly a third of the world’s population – live in the 23 countries with increasing government restrictions or social hostilities involving religion.

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Mar. 31, 2011

Churches in Court

Whenever churches or religious organizations find themselves involved in civil litigation, courts first must determine whether the First Amendment’s religion clauses bestow a unique legal status on religious organizations that puts some of their decisions and actions beyond the reach of civil laws.

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Nov. 4, 2010

Indonesia’s Place Along the Spectrum of Global Religious Restriction

This analysis draws upon testimony on U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy: the Outlook for 2010, before the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Feb. 3, 2010.

Mar. 19, 2010

Briefing on U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy

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Dec. 17, 2009

Global Restrictions on Religion

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Dec. 3, 2009

Sikh-Americans and Religious Liberty

Oct. 16, 2008

Ten Years of Promoting Religious Freedom Through U.S. Foreign Policy

May. 15, 2008

The Plight of Iraq’s Religious Minorities

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Oct. 24, 2007

A Delicate Balance: The Free Exercise Clause and the Supreme Court

Oct. 24, 2007

The Free Exercise Clause and the Parameters of Religious Liberty