First, we view these rights as belonging to the same family — one rooted in the conscience. Freedom of religion or belief protects the internal liberty of each individual to hold opinions as they choose, and to manifest those beliefs in one's behavior — through worship, dress, and community. Freedom of expression extends these rights by protecting the liberty of each individual to promote and defend one’s religion or belief, and exchange ideas with others. Seen together, the freedoms of religion or belief and expression provide for a shared set of rights across the religious and non-religious spectrum.
In this view, then, the same set of rights which protects the atheist who wishes to live free of religion and criticize theological propositions, also protects the Muslim who seeks to live devoutly and pray in peace.Läs hela talet eller lyssna nedan.