Definition of freedom of religion in US English:

freedom of religion


  • The right to practice whatever religion one chooses.

    • ‘Christian organizations may argue that this is unfair and inhibits the international rights of freedom of religion.’
    • ‘The Government was engaged in striking a delicate balance between the employment rights of gay and lesbian people, and the right of religious groups to freedom of religion.’
    • ‘This discrimination is clearly contrary to freedom of religion and belief and to the principle that religion should be a private matter for the individual.’
    • ‘The world needs to be informed and action taken to secure freedom of religion in one of the world's oldest democracies.’
    • ‘There cannot be freedom of religion without the right to be free from religion.’
    • ‘However, as various immigrant, ethnic and religious groups arrived in the province, the right to freedom of religion quickly became an important aspect of the development of the province.’
    • ‘Such legislation questions the foundations of tolerance and equality in societies that champion pluralism and freedom of religion.’
    • ‘Does freedom of religion allow believers to stop a newspaper's crusade against their faith?’
    • ‘The right to judge for yourself what is true and false, what is right and wrong is a prerequisite for both freedom of speech and freedom of religion.’
    • ‘It stipulates that Islam is to be the official national religion, while authorizing freedom of religion.’
    • ‘Enshrined in the First Amendment is the idea that all Americans have a constitutional right to freedom of religion.’
    • ‘Some do it as a way to celebrate the fact that they live in a free country; one that allows them the rights of free speech, freedom of religion and equal rights.’
    • ‘He boldly defended his freedom of religion and right to wear a Kirpan, an article of faith.’
    • ‘We firmly appeal for adherence to the principle of separation of Government and Religion, which guarantees freedom of religion as one of the basic human rights’
    • ‘People have the right to freedom of religion, and I stand by that.’
    • ‘Our laws defend both freedom of speech and freedom of religion and belief.’
    • ‘It emphasizes that all the Gurus were the same spirit and praises the great martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur who died to preserve the concept of freedom of religion.’
    • ‘The 1990 Soviet religious law restored freedom of religion and conscience in Russia - to all.’
    • ‘At that time, the teaching of state Shintoism was enforced, violating the public's freedom of religion.’
    • ‘This move should be opposed by everyone who believes in women's civil and individual rights, in freedom of expression and in freedom of religion and belief.’


freedom of religion