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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But in spite of all the battles that had been fought for religious freedom, there was as yet no real religious freedom in England.
The Minister of Justice, Francisca Van Dunem, and the President of the Religious Liberty Commission, Jos Vera Jardim, presented the 2017 Religious Freedom Prize to the work "The Role of the Bible Society in the Construction of Religious Freedom in Portugal during the Constitutional Monarchy and the I Republic ", by Rita Mendona Leite.
WASHINGTON -- The US Secretary of State has placed Pakistan on a Special Watch List for severe violations of religious freedom, the State Department said.
The US Department of State Thursday said in a media pressor that the United States has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for severe violations of religious freedom .
The State Department also said it had re-designated 10 other nations as "countries of particular concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act for having engaged in or tolerated egregious violations of religious freedom.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], Jan 4 (ANI): The United States has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations of religious freedom.
and even some government officials, such as the notorious Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky, declared that they had a right under religious freedom to refuse to serve same-sex couples.
Department of State's annual report on International Religious Freedom for 2016.
Hodges (2), have resulted in a national debate often pitting religious freedom against the civil rights and civil liberties of the LGBT community.
Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
The bill, passed Monday, would broaden the definition of "violations of religious freedom" in the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the persecution of advocates of male circumcision or ritual animal slaughter.
INDIA downplayed a US Congressional Report on international religious freedom released for the year 2014.