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In this episode, we connect with Roger Finke, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Association of Religion Data Archives. He joins us today to discuss the relationship that religion has with the state.

Currently, Roger is using his research to explain the level of restrictions governments place on religion – especially religious minorities. What are the implications these restrictions have for religious organizations, civil liberties, and social conflict? Roger is on a mission to find out…

Click play to learn about:

  • How restrictions against religious minorities impact human autonomy.
  • The consequences of having states either support or restrict religions.
  • What happens when the state regulates religions.
  • The importance of properly educating policymakers.

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