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As shown, this is due to the fact that denominations will utilize this opportunity given to them to proselytize their own doctrine and alter the preferences of the adherents of other denominations.
"You can't proselytize, but you can give gifts", another said.
"For example, if an employee feels a religious need to proselytize, the employer has an obligation to accommodate that employee.
Nadler is worried that religious drug treatment and counseling programs that require no professional oversight or licensing will not only use public money to proselytize, but perhaps do more harm than good to vulnerable, poor clients.
The world's sixth-largest religion and growing, the LDS church proselytizes relentlessly.
I am not out to proselytize. If a 'conversion' occurs, it will be because of the long-term impact of thinking about and responding to the variety of positions expressed in the class..., not because I have actively gone out to convince someone" (1996, 261).
Intellectual liberty (other religions department): Hindus, Muslims, and the like would still be free to practice their rites "in the privacy of your own home....But you would not be allowed to proselytize and undermine the order of the state....every civil order protects its foundations," wrote the late Recon theologian Greg Bahnsen.
The aim was not to proselytize but to `bring pupils to an equality of respect for different beliefs through understanding and knowing about different religions,' says David Jackson, Bradford's RE Inspector of Schools.
"It's a purely artistic endeavor, and we're not trying to proselytize. I think art in itself conveys the human aspirations of life.
"It's not the purpose to use the church to proselytize. We didn't come into this as a church operation.
For some evangelicals, it is legitimate to proselytize among Catholics and other Christians who don't share their doctrinal beliefs.
The Pope's comment is that the Church is not a structure seeking power; she does not prescribe how politics should be conducted; she does not run schools, or leper colonies, or hospitals, or clinics throughout the world in order to "proselytize."