October 17, 2012
The Hegemony of Religious Freedom
Elizabeth Hurd, Globe and Mail
In the United States, religious freedom is described as the “first freedom.” Americans invented religious freedom, we’re told, and it’s ready for export. The U.S. has been promoting religious freedom abroad for 14 years, and everyone is taking up the cause. Guarantees of religious freedom are in trade agreements and aid packages. Foreign policy establishments are eagerly joining the bandwagon, with Canada’s proposed Office of Religious Freedom being a recent example.
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