Global Charter of ConscienceA growing number of academic studies and reports show that “freedom of thought, conscience and religion” is widely neglected and threatened today. A recent Pew Forum report*, for instance, says that three quarters of the world’s population lives in countries where there is a high degree of menace to their faith – sometimes through government repression, sometimes through sectarian violence, and sometimes through the mounting culture wars that we are now seeing in Western countries.

The Global Charter of Conscience has been drafted and published by a group of  followers of many faiths and none, politicians of many persuasions, academics and NGOs who are  committed to a partnership on behalf of  “freedom of thought, conscience and religion” for people of all faiths and none.

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*Pew Global Restrictions on Religion 2009, www.pewforum.org/Government/Global-Restrictions-on-Religion.aspx