Another Bad Year for Religious Freedom

Could the Obama administration be doing more to foster worldwide religious tolerance?
Freedom of religion is becoming harder to find worldwide. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The Pew Research Center Religion and Public Life Project's annual report on religious oppression around the world features some disturbing results. The study is divided into two categories: religious hostility and government restrictions on religion. The level of reported hostility is the highest in the report's six-year history:

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