Expert: Spain Experiences A Crisis of Religious Freedom

Spain is currently experiencing a "crisis of religious freedom by the development of an aggressive form of secularism which seeks to condemn Christians to a marginalization in public life." Spain is also a place of "a hostile attitude towards Christianity as shown by the desecrations... the contempt attitude displayed by officials... the development of a culture, through some media, through education and through legislations which aims to bring religion in Spain to a marginalized situation."

Says Jaime Urcelay, president of "Professionales por la Etica", at a Conference on Freedom of Religion in the World hosted by Aid to the Church in Need and the University San Pablo CEU, May 2011. Sources: