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Peru Enacts Religious Liberty Law

At the Religion Clause blog, Howard Friedman has linked out to an article on the Adventist News Network site, singing the praises of religious liberty legislation passed by Peru's legislature last week.

The ANN article reads more like a press release, what with the quote from the director of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church's public affairs department and all. But there doesn't seem to have been a whole lot of mainstream media coverage of the legislation.

ANN does note that the Peruvian Constitution guarantees religious liberty, but the legislation appears to have included more specific protections, particularly for students. The U.S. State Department's 2007 Report on Religious Freedom gave Peru a pretty good review, but did note that the Catholic Church receives preferential treatment from the government.

If any readers can provide links to more information about the legislation, hit the comments.

Posted by Eric Lipman on December 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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