Religion and Human Rights

In this week’s reading on human rights, religion was touched on because religious freedom (or the lack of it) has been a major issue relating to Human Rights. Consider some of the following questions and reflect on your country’s (the United States) attitude toward religion, and the aspects surrounding it.What are the predominant religions in your country?How are minority religions treated?What do human rights monitoring groups (for example, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and Amnesty International) say about your country’s religious tolerance?Does your country separate religion from the government?According to your country, what are the worst cases of religious intolerance occurring in the world today?What treaties has your government signed or ratified regarding religious intolerance?What programs can your country suggest to help build respect for religion around the world?How can the UN help stop state‐sponsored religious intolerance?Should some countries be pressured to change their government if their policies are too restrictive?