freedom of religion

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a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution

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More than 140 representatives from religious or belief communities, civil society organizations, national and regional authorities and the office of Ukraines Human Rights Commissioner, as well as national and international freedom of religion or belief experts, gathered to discuss the role of dialogue in ensuring social stability and security.
BEIRUT: Lebanon's current confessional system is not sustainable and a transformed political system should be considered, Heiner Bielefeldt, the United Nations' freedom of religion specialist, said Thursday.
The OSCE attaches great importance to the issues of freedom of religion or belief and actively works to prevent and respond to intolerance and discrimination based on religious ground," said Ambassador Ivo Petrov, Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat.
In this sense, freedom of religion and freedom of conscience is a fundamental right both constitutionally and conventionally.
Their remarks came on 23 October 2014 at a briefing for non-governmental organizations, organized by the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief and held at the offices of the Baha'i International Community, which co-sponsored the event, along with the International Center for Law and Religious Studies.
Bucheeri pointed out the centuries-old struggle for the freedom of religion or belief.
Unquestionably, a country where abortion or government payment for contraception became illegal would signal an end to freedom of religion for Jews: All branches of Judaism affirm preservation of the life of the mother from pregnancies that threaten her survival or sanity.
She discusses the finding of Chief Justice Dickson (in Big M Drug Mart) with respect to both freedom of religion and freedom of conscience at pages 177-178:
Bardakoglu also said that the seminary issue should be solved within the context of freedom of religion.
JERUSALEM: More than 80 percent of Israeli Jews support freedom of religion, but a majority of ultra-Orthodox Jews reject it, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.
In a public lecture at London, England, on March 28, 2007, the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, observed that "the freedom of religion is much more than the freedom to worship; it is the freedom to act according to that belief in the service of others.
WITH the assassination of journalist Hrant Dink, Armenians -- and all who value truth, freedom of the press and freedom of religion -- have lost a tremendous champion.
They tell us over and over that freedom of religion is an essential element of American democracy--and we agree.
But freedom of religion has a long way to go; religious activities are still under the heavy supervision of the Cuban Communist Party and the Cuban Ministry of the Interior.
In reality, the attackers fail to realize that by fulfilling their acts of "freedom of speech" they contradict another, more essential, right of freedom: Freedom of religion.
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