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Religious groups face increased hostility and limits worldwide – Pew report

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(A man walks out from a mosque burned down in recent anti-Muslim violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar, October 3, 2013.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun )

Violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths have reached new highs in all regions of the world except the Americas, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

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Religious groups face increased hostility worldwide – report

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor

(Reuters) – Violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths have reached new highs in all regions of the world except the Americas, according to a new Pew Research Centre report.

Social hostility such as attacks on minority faiths or pressure to conform to certain norms was strong in one-third of the 198 countries and territories surveyed in 2012, especially in the Middle East and North Africa, it said on Tuesday.

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