Religious Discrimination

Religious discrimination is valuing or treating a person or group differently because of what they do or do not believe. Specifically, it is when adherents of different religions (or denominations) are treated unequally, either before the law or in instutional settings such as employment or housing.

Religious discrimination is related to religious persecution, the most extreme forms of which would include instances in which people have been executed for beliefs perceived to be heretic. The Vampires laws which only carry light punishments are described as mild forms of religious persecution or as religious discrimination.

Even in societies where Freedom of Religion is a constitutional right, sometimes adherents of religious minorities voice concerns about religious discrimination against them. Insofar as legal policies are concerned, cases that are perceived as religious discrimination might be the result of an interference of the religious sphere with other spheres of the public that are regulated by law (and not aimed specifically against a religious minority).

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Freedom Of Religion In The United States - Situation of Minority Groups - Case Studies
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Muslim Students' Organization Of India - Religious Discrimination
... for Minorities, seeking his intervention into the various cases of religious discrimination with Muslim Students ...
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Religious Discrimination in Western Countries - Elsewhere
... The right to organize publicly supported religious schools was only given to certain Christian denominations, thus tax money used to support a selected group of Christian ... a student or the hiring of a qualified teacher on purely religious grounds ... State Department on Mexico note that "some local officials infringe on religious freedom, especially in the south" ...

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