freedom of religion

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Noun1.freedom of religion - a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The importance of promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief as a core component of ensuring sustainable security in Kazakhstan was highlighted by participants in a meeting organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Astana on 13 February 2018.
If you have freedom of religion, as I think everyone should, and if we all have the right to our own lives and wellbeing, as I think we should, then as long as you're not hurting anyone else, you have the right to hold various things sacred: books, statues, symbols, buildings, trees, whatever.
At a press conference on the sidelines of the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday, Marri called on the UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Punishment, the Special Rapporteur on Education and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief to investigate the violations committed against Qatari citizens and residents.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry lashed out at the US state department's report on freedom of religion as unfounded and biased, and called on Washington to take immediate action to restore the rights of the US Muslims.
She examines the interaction of the rules on religious discrimination with the right to freedom of religion and belief, and contributes to the debate over the proper limits on religious freedom in the workplace.
Looked at one way, it appears that allowing freedom of religion is holding women down in these examples.
BRUSSELS, May 6 (KUNA) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Friday his decision to appoint Jan Figel, former EU Commissioner for Education and Culture, as the first Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union.
Do organizations and corporations have a constitutionally protected freedom of religion under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
During the meeting, one local high school student defended the plans to build the mosque, arguing that freedom of religion is integral to the values of the US.
9 -- Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has joined a range of other faith-based, intergovernmental and UN agencies in endorsing a declaration on strengthening freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in Southeast Asia.
International standards and national practices in the area of freedom of religion and belief were discussed during an OSCE-backed working visit to Belgium that concluded in Brussels last week.
However, properly government protects both freedom of religion and freedom from religion.

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