Rights groups fear French cult bill would curb religious liberty

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5 July 2000 (Newsroom) -- France is set to pass a law aimed at cults that human rights campaigners fear could lead to the persecution of minority religious groups and possibly make evangelism illegal. The bill, which was signed by all the Socialist members of the National Assembly, was approved on June 22 and now awaits Senate approval.

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Putin shows mixed signals on religion policy

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19 April 2000 (Newsroom) -- Russia's newly elected president is displaying mixed signals in his approach to church-state relations, according to the Keston Institute, a British-based monitor of religious liberty. Though Vladimir Putin has not publicly discussed his policy initiatives in the run-up to his May 7 inauguration, two steps he has taken during his term as acting president point in "entirely different directions," Keston says.

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