“My Lords, that people in the 21st Century are being murdered, terrorized, victimized, and intimidated and robbed of their liberties because of the way they worship God is a moral outrage, a political scandal, a desecration of faith itself. I believe that God Himself weeps at the evil being committed in His name. Let us urge as strongly as we can the worldwide implementation of Article 18 as one of the great challenges of our time, so that we may all exercise our fundamental right to live our faith without fear.”
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/Language.aspx?LangID=eng – “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, UN
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