We live in a world of religious pluralism. It would seem that religious tolerance is a necessity if we are going to get along. We need to be tolerant of those who have different religious beliefs.
Share via Email This article is over 6 years old Police officers stand guard during a protest against the film Innocence of Muslims outside the US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. The US and UK, say the researchers, are among countries showing a worrying rise in religious discrimination.
The survey, The Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religionis the second successive one by Pew to note increasing intolerance worldwide. Painting a stark picture of a "rising tide" of intolerance and government restrictions on religious matters, the report cites evidence including "crimes, malicious acts and violence motivated by religious hatred or bias, as well as increased government interference with worship or other religious practices".
Remarking on the trend, the report says: The ranking puts the UK, on the table of descending scores, in the next place down below Kenya, and at one place above Burma.
The ranking marks a rise for the UK since the last survey. In Europe only Russia fared worse. In the second index — covering government restrictions — the UK remains on the "moderate" list. It also included concern about issues within the Muslim community itself and honour killings.
Among other countries showing marked increases in religious intolerance for the first time, though still classed only as "moderate", is the US, which also registers a rise for the first time on both scales, moving from a low category of religious limits to moderate.
A more marked increase was recorded in the social hostilities index, moving the US from the lower end of the moderate range of hostilities to the upper end of the moderate range.
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This was largely driven by an increase in religion-related terrorist attacks in the year to mid The report also noted legislation by some states to ban "sharia law", or prevent construction of mosques. The report is being published amid a rash of protests in the Muslim world following the posting online of a videospoof that mocks the life of Muhammad.
The survey reports that in all five main regions of the world — including the Americas and sub-Saharan Africa where religious restrictions previously had been declining — freedom of faith is coming under increasing pressure. While the survey notes growing religious restrictions in places where that might be expected, including in Nigeria which has seen a spate of attacks against Christians, as well as in Indonesia, where pressure from Islamists forced dozens of churches to close, it also identifies growing problems in some western democracies including Switzerland, which, inbanned the construction of minarets, and the US.
The report — which detailed religious freedom up until the end of and is the third such survey Pew has carried out — says it identified a four-year high involving "harassment or intimidation of particular religious groups" — including five out of seven of the main religious groupings — including Jews, Christians, Buddhists and adherents of folk or traditional religions.
Not all religions, however, faced harassment in the same way. Jews, by contrast, experienced social harassment in many more countries than they faced government harassment. The social hostilities measure calculates religious hostility by groups and others against rival beliefs.
Using these two scales the authors identified a rise in countries with "very high" levels of government curbs — from 10 in to 18 in In that period 10 countries were added to the list of countries with very high levels of restriction — Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Indonesia, Maldives, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen — while only two, Brunei and Turkey, were downgraded.
Perhaps more telling has been the increase in countries experiencing social hostilities over religion, with four times as many countries 17 showing a marked increase as had seen a decrease four.
The increase in religious curbs comes as recent surveys have appeared to demonstrate that people around the world are becoming more religious.Among other countries showing marked increases in religious intolerance for the first time, though still classed only as "moderate", is the US, which also registers a .
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