Religion around the world

Religion in the UK

Religion comes from the Latin term “religere”, meaning “to bring people together”. Religion is etymologically about uniting people, forming a community (a group in which people fundamentally depend on one another).  Religion as a source of unity shapes society and orientates the guiding ideology. This doesn’t...Read More »

Religion in Switzerland

Secured by the Federal Constitution, religious freedom is a right that is protected in Switzerland. Important as it is, it was nonetheless not granted until the Swiss Republic’s creation in 1848; however, even then, a select few Christian religions only were included in the law ratifying that freedom....Read More »

Religion in Brazil

Religion in Brazil is very diverse and is characterized by syncretism. The Constitution provides for freedom of religion and the church and state are officially separated, with Brazil being a secular state. Brazilian law prohibits all forms of intolerance, and religious practice usually free in the...Read More »