John Graz

is director of the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department for the General Conference.

The Antidote to Religious Fanatacism

Going to extremes is not the answer.

A mother was arrested for saying something that was interpreted as being critical of the national religion. Asia Bibi was sentenced to death according to the anti-blasphemy law in her country. A governor and a government minister were assassinated because they defended her and denounced the abusive use of the law.

A Christian pastor, 33 years old, was arrested in 2009 for deciding to become Christian when he was 19 years old. He was sentenced to death according to his country’s law against apostasy. This law states that it is a crime to choose a religion other than the national religion.

Would you like your children to live in a country in which …

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