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Religious Groups Face Increased Hostility Worldwide – Report

posted on January 15, 2014

Reuters’ Tom Heneghan reports, “Violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths have reached new highs in all regions of the world except the Americas, according to a new Pew Research Centre report.” Europe faced the largest median increase in hostility, partly due to a disproportionate rise in the harassment of Jews and women because of religious dress. Christianity and Islam, the world’s largest faiths, were the most widely targeted religions in 2012, facing official and social hostility in 110 and 109 countries respectively. 

Read at Reuters