U.N. adopts `defamation of religions’ resolution with fewer votes

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(RNS) The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday (Dec. 21) on “combating defamation of religions,” drawing criticism from human rights organizations and U.S. officials who say support for the measure continues to decline. The resolution sponsored by Islamic countries passed with 79 to 67, with 40 abstentions. Critics say it does more harm than […]

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