Posted by: becketfund | April 27, 2007

Thailand: Government May Consider Buddhism as National Religion

Agence France Presse reports that over 2,500 people took part in a demonstration before the Thai parliament to request that Buddhism be made the state religion. Thailand is currently in the process of rewriting its constitution, which will be put to a referendum in September. The current draft contains no mention of a state religion, though Prime Minister Surayud Chalanont said the government would not object to establishing Buddhism as the state religion.


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