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US commission examines relation between official religions, religious freedom

November 23, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: In 2021, 40 nations had an official religion, and an additional 38 “either explicitly or implicitly favored one religion or a small group of religions,” according to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

“Contrary to popular misconception, there is no inevitable contradiction between freedom of religion or belief and a country’s adoption of an official or favored religion,” the Commission found. “Conversely, the absence of an official or favored religion is no guarantee of a country’s protection or promotion of FoRB [freedom of religion or belief].”

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