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Religious Freedom: The Indispensable Work of Brian Grim

Religious Freedom: The Indispensable Work of Brian Grim

Some of the most important arguments for religious freedom come from the work of scholar Brian Grim and his collaborators.  Grim teamed up with sociologist Roger Finke to write The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century.  One of the most interesting arguments there is that religious freedom is correlated with a whole range of other good things.  They make a strong argument, for instance, that the restriction of religious freedom is correlated with violence.  Now, Grim is making the case that religious freedom is good for business — and hence for economic growth, which in turns encourages stability and peace in a virtuous cycle. He has founded the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation to promote the idea.  Explore the links here to see what he is up to.

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