Freedom of religion

We will be covering The US Congressional International Freedoms of Religion Act 1998 , US State Department Religious Freedoms Reports , The UN charter and religious freedoms , the overall debate on religious tolerance and democracy and how it comes into conflict with the Jewish nature, character and halacha of the a Jewish State of Israel

RELEVANT REPORTS:

Israel: Situation of Christians ; anti-missionary legislation and its use in practice; activities of Yad L'Achim in relation to Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses and Messianic Jews
published by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in July 2008. It is posted at the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) website.

State Department :2012 International Religious Freedoms Report : "Israel and the occupied territories"

State Department :2011 International Religious Freedoms Report : "Israel and the occupied territories"

State Department :2010 Human Rights Report: Israel and the occupied territories (published April 8, 2011)

State Department :2010 International Religious Freedoms Report : "Israel and the occupied territories"

State Department :2009 International Religious Freedoms Report : "Israel and the occupied territories"

State Department :2008 Report on International Religious Freedom - Israel
published by The United States Department of State on September 19, 2008. Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

State Department : 2008 Report on International Religious Freedom - The occupied territories (including areas subject to the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority)
published by The United States Department of State on September 19, 2008. Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor


CHARTERS and LEGISLATION:

The United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 18: * Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Bill HR295 adopted by a house vote in the Kentucky House of Representatives in honor of Ami Ortiz.


RELATED ARTICLES:

US: Israel favors orthodox sects
US report: Rise in violence against Messianic Jews and Christians
Notes on the Status and History of Counter-Missionary Legislation in Israel
Christocracy in the Holy Land


When Religious Freedom becomes Religious Tyranny
Torah Observant Community Condemns US Religious Freedoms Report

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