Religious News is a non-profit service to provide the international academic
and legal community (as well as various government agencies) with up to
date religious news from around the world. WWRN was initiated with the goal
of promoting religious freedom and tolerance.
To instill values of religious tolerance and understanding on an international
basis. WWRN holds the principle of religious freedom and tolerance
to be one of the most important essential human rights as stated in
article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought,
conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his
religion or belief, and the freedom, either alone or in community
with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or
belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
provide accurate up-to-date information for professionals and academics
interested in religious freedom issues and legislation being enacted
around the world affecting religion
To provide a source of information for academics and professionals
interested in trends relating to new religious movements, their growth
and presence around the world and interaction with society at large
As an information resource, WWRN also provides information on "anti-cult"
and "counter-cult" trends, their interaction with government and media
in attempts to suppress religious movements
To provide links to other Web sources supplying information on religion,
government reports on religion and human rights, academic profiles
on religious groups, etc.