Conference Participants Agree Religious Freedom Is Best Way to Ensure Common Good

December 5, 2004

Source: AsiaNews

On December 5, 2004 AsiaNews reported, "In a world marked by secularism and fundamentalism, protecting religious freedom is the best way to build our societies and guarantee the common good. In so doing, countries that have degenerated into dictatorships can be healed and religions tempted by violence can be inoculated against it. These are some of the ideas on which participants to the international conference that took at Rome’s Gregorian University last December 3 agreed. Titled ‘Religious Freedom: The Cornerstone of Human Dignity’, the conference was organised by the Embassy of the United States to the Holy See to celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Washington and Vatican City."