Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Peru Enacts New Religious Liberty Protections

The Adventist News Network reports that Peru's Congress (the South American country's unicameral legislature) last week passed historic legislation guaranteeing religious liberty. The new law protects public and private exercise of religion, except where it infringes on the freedoms or fundamental rights of others, or where it threatens public order or welfare. The law protects students, so their grades will not be affected by the practice of their religious faith.  It bars religious discrimination and guarantees all faiths the same rights, obligations and benefits.