n International Journal for Religious Freedom - The internal crisis of religious freedom
|Article Title||The internal crisis of religious freedom|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Affiliations||1 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||17 - 27|
|Keyword(s)||Definition, Freedom, Hostility towards religion, Human rights, Limitations and Religious freedom|
Today, unlike in the past, religious freedom is often interpreted in a narrow way. Yet, three deeper issues also influence the position of religion in current legal thinking. Firstly, human rights are interpreted less formally than they used to be in the past. Secondly, the notion of freedom finds itself more restricted than in previous times. Finally, religion is often rejected by society, which affects its protection. Indeed what about religious freedom in an environment hostile to religion?
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