A new research report by the Pew Research Center highlights 83 countries which have either a state religion
or afford one religion preferential treatment over other faith traditions.
Summary: Most of 43 countries with a state religion
are in Middle East and North Africa with majority Muslim, according to research
The report compared the text of blasphemy laws against such indicators as freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief, vagueness of the law, severity of penalty, discrimination against groups, and state religion
Visitors throughout the tour will be enlightened by the establishment of Christianity, a state religion
, Muslim founders, expansion of Catholic and Protestant missionaries, role of Christianity in the ArabRenaissance, and religious information about other historical eras, according to the statement.
24 wrote on AU's "Wall of Separation" blog about Church Militant and its leader, Michael Voris, who has talked of establishing a "Catholic monarch" and state religion
Some conservative MPs argued that removing religion from IDs violated the country's constitution , which maintains that Islam is the state religion
The case was not taken onto the discussion table until last August when Supreme Court lawyer Somendra Nath Goswami filed another petition challenging the state religion
provision saying that it was against the basic secular structure of the state.
OBSERVING that India has no state religion
and the judiciary cannot direct the state government to legislate a particular law or enact it, a three- judge bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday set aside an earlier order directing enforcement of a ban on bovine slaughter and sale of beef.
Historical background should also be considered as an independent variable in the elaboration of state religion
Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria, said, "Those nations which claim to have an official state religion
and refuse their citizens the right to follow or adopt a religion of their choice, need to bring in line promptly bring their laws and practices in line with their commitment to respect human rights.
In his view, it is good that Sulejman Rexhepi sees the state flag of Saudi Arabia, a country where the wahhabi movement is a state religion
, which gets greater roots and suppresses the traditional Islam in our country.
The one day seminar entitled, state religion
and society was organized under the aegis of Department of International Relations UoP and the Centre for Research and Security Studies Islamabad at University of Peshawar.