Report: Almost Half of the World is Not Allowed to Worship as They Choose

Forty percent of the world’s countries enforce apostasy, blasphemy, and anti-conversion laws according to a new report from Family Research Council.  “They’re all restrictions in how we understand religious freedom, meaning the freedom to choose your faith and live out that faith, and that includes the right to change your faith,” said Travis Weber, director of FRC’s Center for Religious Liberty.  Apostasy is an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith.  Blasphemy laws say you cannot insult religion while anti-conversion laws prevent someone from converting or leading another individual to a different religion or faith practice.  Read more: