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Welcome to an ever-developing Internet site for researchers seeking information related to freedom of conscience, religion, or belief. We welcome you to browse the site to discover its functions.

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  • Countries: documents, court cases, conference reports, news, and other items related to each of the world's countries.
  • International Organizations: documents produced by major governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations. 
  • Topics: documents in our database organized by topics related to freedom of religion or belief.

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4-6 November 2014. Conference, Religion in the Context of Globalization: Legal Aspects of the Functioning of Religious Organizations, sponsored by Department of History of Religions Institute of Religious Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Krakow, Poland

15-16 November 2014. Interfaith Conference in conjunction with the G20 Summit, Brisbane, Australia.

21-22 November 2014. Conference on "Missionary Activities and Human Rights", Oslo, Norway (Cole Durham keynote).


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