(RNS) Religious believers throughout the world face a rising tide of restrictions, according to a study released Thursday (Sept. 20).
In the one-year period ending in mid-2010, 75 percent of the world’s population lived in a nation with high or very high restrictions on religious beliefs or practices, according to the study conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Pew tracked religious freedoms denied by government and cultural authorities.
A previous Pew study on the subject found that 70 percent of the world lived under religious restrictions.
via The Huffington Post | Full News Feed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/23/religious-freedom-restrictions_n_1905730.html