Freedom of religion

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Freedom of Worship, a painting of Norman Rockwell of 1943

Freedom of religion, also called freedom of/to worship is one of the classical fundamental human rights. When people have the freedom of religion, they can either belong to any religion they choose, or belong to no religion; leave any religious group as well as join any religious group; take any peaceful religious actions their faith requires; and join with other people for religious purposes.

Many Muslim states such as Indonesia are cited by Human Rights Watch as 'failing to protect' religious minorities from growing intolerance and violence.[1] Communist countries such as Cuba, North Korea and China are also known to punish people for religious activities.


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