Religious Freedom An Asset To An Economy

Investor’s Business Daily has carried a story analysing the link between religious freedom and economic growth.

Written by Katrina Lantos Swett and Daniel I. Mark of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the article identifies the core facets of religious persecution that contribute to low levels of economic growth – namely the wasting of the economic potential of those who are being persecuted, the negative effect of persecution on business investment due to the associated risk of wider social unrest, and the increasing demand by international consumers for goods and services sourced from countries that respect religious freedom and other human rights.