Global Restrictions on Religion
A new Pew Forum report gauges the level of religious restrictions in 198 countries due both to government actions and to acts of violence and intimidation by private individuals, organizations and social groups. According to the findings, two-in-three people in the world today live in countries with high levels of restrictions on religion. The report includes:
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|From the Pew Forum Archive: Obama's Favorite Theologian?|
Although President Obama did not mention 20th-century Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr by name during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo last week, many commentators noticed connections between the speech's themes and Neibuhrian philosophy.
For an overview of the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, see the transcript from the Pew Forum's biannual Faith Angle Conference in May 2009 for a discussion of Neibuhr's unique view of Christianity, which continues to influence American politics and international affairs.
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|Dec. 17, 2009 - CNN
Vast majority of the world faces restrictions on religion, study finds
Citing the new Pew Forum report Global Restrictions on Religion, CNN reporter Richard Allen Greene explores the various government actions and social hostilities that restrict religion around the world.
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