28 November 2018, The Tablet

Religious freedom: The West is failing minority faithful


 

The failure to take the denial of religious freedom seriously is a black mark against Western secularism, which has repeatedly failed to adjust its priorities in the face of an increasingly alarming reality. The groundbreaking report by Aid to the Church in Need, Religious Freedom in the World 2018, identifies 38 countries – including India and China – where intolerance of religious minorities is severe enough to be described as “persecution”. And the situation is steadily worsening in at least half of them.

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