Mission Statement

     WorldWide 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.

     Its objectives are:

  • 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."
  • To 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.