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World of Faith and FreedomWhy International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security$
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Thomas F. Farr

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Whither Religious Freedom?

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(p.309) Conclusion
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World of Faith and Freedom
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Thomas F. Farr (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0012

The book ends with a brief story that revisits major themes of the book: the secularistic culture at the Department of State and its aversion to thinking about religion; the threat to the American homeland of Islamist terrorism; the promotion of “freedom” in the Middle East without religious freedom; the limited value of set piece face-to-face diplomacy; the need for public pressure on the U.S. foreign policy establishment; enduring skepticism among some in the West about the motives of religious people; the American opportunity in the lands of Islam and in China; and, finally, the potential role of religious actors in civil society, in the pursuit of justice, and in the principle that lies at the very heart of religious freedom: the dignity of the human person.

Keywords:   secularistic culture, Department of State, Islamist terrorism, freedom, diplomacy, religious motives, religious actors, justice, human dignity

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