Several countries across the Middle East North Africa region have utilized the time of a global pandemic to restore its religious and cultural sites in order to better present faith tourism as countries open up for travel again. However, the efforts to promote faith tourism should not be confused with religious freedom. Middle Eastern countries with a reputation and history of restricting religious freedom can and do still promote tourism built around religious identities that do not enjoy full privileges in their country. … See MoreSee Less
The Welsh government recently acknowledged that its proposed "conversion therapy" ban, the LGBTQ+ Action Plan for Wales, will limit the religious freedom of pastors in the country. On page 8 of the proposal’s impact plan, the government openly admits that "the draft plan to ban conversion therapy practices may restrict religious freedoms and place faith leaders at risk of prosecution." … See MoreSee Less
Terrible. This is a nation 65% Christian and a one-party state with no elections and human rights amongst the worse in the world. A UN HRC report indicated that sexual harassment, rape and sexual servitude by state officials is widespread.