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Religious Expression: A Fundamental Right

At the On Faith blog this week, the question posed to the panel of On Faith religious leaders and experts addressed proselytism overseas:

What is the real problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn't sharing one's faith part of religious freedom? When does it cross the line into manipulation and coercion?

Representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, On Faith panelist Michael Otterson explained that freedom of expression, including sharing one's faith with others, is a fundamental human right:

Everyone is and should be entitled to speak his or her mind on such matters, and everyone else has the right to listen, or not, as they choose. Because of the central importance of these rights, no person or government is justified in interfering with them.

Read the full On Faith blog post here.

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