Here is a Catholic News Agency story saying that hostility towards religion has risen globally, both in the form of government restrictions and social attitudes, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
Released Sept. 20, a report from the centre's Forum on Religion & Public Life warned that a "rising tide of restrictions on religion spread across the world between mid-2009 and mid-2010."
The study found that 75 per cent of the world's population was living under "high" or "very high" religious restrictions, up from 70 per cent the previous year.
For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.