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 »

Religion: an American insight

In the United States religion is usually a testy situation because there exists so many different institutions and varieties that they may disagree on issues, face discrimination, or are ignored entirely as the amount of atheists has risen greatly among millennials. In terms of its...Read More »

Religion: what about Mexico?

The old Tenochtitlán was conquered by the Spanish Empire in 1521, and catholicism was instaured in this land. Today, Mexico is the second most catholic country in the world, right behind Brazil. According to the INEGI (mexican statistics institution), in 2000, 90,4% of the Mexican people...Read More »

Religion in France

Like in every other country, religion has always been a sensitive issue over the years. However, unlike every other country, France is a secular state. This means that religion is never involved in government issues, and that it has to stay in the private life of the...Read More »