Capital Faith by Joan Frawley Desmond

Capital Faith

Religious Freedom in the World 2007—New Survey Released by the Hudson Institute

by Joan Frawley Desmond

A “truncated view” of religious freedom ignores the essential role “spiritual capital” plays in nurturing a free society, and leads some governments to offer a false choice between economic development and religious tolerance, said Paul Marshall of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, speaking at a conference last summer announcing the initial findings of the center’s report, Religious Freedom in the World 2007, to be published next year.

The tendency of some Westerners and third-world dictators to dismiss freedom of worsh . . .