religious freedom

 ; religious liberty
   These terms, according to the declaration, Dignitatis humanae, of the Second Vatican Council, refer to the basic human right of every person to follow his or her conscience in religious matters.

Glossary of theological terms. . 2014.

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  • religious freedom — See freedom of religion …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Religious freedom in France — Freedom of religion is guaranteed in France by the constitutional rights set forth in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.However, in recent years, some legislation and government actions were taken against some groups… …   Wikipedia

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  • Religious freedom in Sudan — The Muslim nation of Sudan has a constitution which provides for freedom of religion; however, in practice the government of Sudan severely restricts this right. The Government treats Islam as the state religion and has declared that it must… …   Wikipedia

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