World faiths call conversion basic religious right

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  1. 5stringJeff

    5stringJeff Senior Member

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    I'm not a huge fan of the WCC, and I'm not really sure what to make of this, but it's interesting to see at least some Muslims stand up for the right to convert.

    World faiths call conversion basic religious right
    By Robert Evans Wed May 17, 11:23 AM ET

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A conference grouping an array of world religions, including Christians, Jews and Muslims said on Wednesday everyone should have the right to convert to another faith.

    Some Muslim countries fiercely contest religious conversion and people leaving the Islamic faith can face death.

    The statement on religious freedom was issued on behalf of the conference by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC), the organiser along with the Vatican.

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