From the November, 2007 issue of Touchstone
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 . . .


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