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Scale

Non or only minor violations of basic religious liberties

Some violations of basic religious liberties

Various violations, sometimes serious, of basic religious liberties

Violations of basic religious liberties

Frequent violations, sometimes serious, of basic religious liberties

Frequent serious violations of basic religious liberties

Continuous very serious violations of basic religious liberties

Supression of Religious Freedom

Obstruction of Religious Belief / Worship

Freedom of Religious Belief / Worship includes:

Protection from individual and collective discrimination on religious grounds

Holding of religious services (prayers, church services, processions) in private and in public, individually and in community

Freedom of religious communities to organize their activities (regarding education and employment of clergy and laity, criteria for membership in a religious community, and their legal status)

Obstruction of Missionary Activity

Freedom of Missionary Activity includes:

Freedom to disseminate religious information (free choice of the corresponding media)

Production and sale of religious literature

the right to convert to another faith

the right of the parents to give their children a religious education

Religious activity among the youth and adult population

Foundation and running of centers for religious instruction

Obstruction of Charitable / Social Work

Freedom of Charitable / Social Work includes:

Relief for the poor and oppressed

Non-violent advocacy of human rights, in private and in public

Foundation and running of welfare institutions (hospitals, homes for the handicapped and the aged)

Receiving donations from abroad


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