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TOLERATION. In some. countries, where religion is established by law, certain sects who do not agree with the established religion are nevertheless permitted to exist, and this permission is called toleration. Those are permitted and allowed to remain rather as a matter of favor than a matter of right.
     2. In the United States, there is no such a thing as toleration, all men have an equal right to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. See Christianity; Conscience; Religious test.

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While the Orthodox Church occupied a "predominant" status in the Russian empire, the tsarist regime granted religious toleration (veroterpimost' or, as it was often called, "freedom of faith"--svoboda very or svoboda veroispovedaniia) to the empire's non-Orthodox confessions, the so-called "foreign faiths.
It stretches credulity to believe that the die-hard opponents of occasional conformity and of the Toleration Act would not have fallen on evidence of the repealer movement with alacrity and fully exploited it in their extensive--and furious--debates between 1689 and the 1720s.
The Australian citations are always to the Second Treatise (28) As we will see, (29) a Lockean approach to religious toleration has only a partial resonance in Australian law--despite the Australian Constitution's inclusion of the language of the First Amendment's religion clauses.
There are six such components that, taken together, form the concept of toleration: the context of toleration; the objection component; the acceptance component; the limits of toleration; that tolerance is exercised by one's own free will; and that the concept of toleration can subsume either the need to contemplate minorities with certain rights and personal tolerance towards practices one is not personally fond of.
It is time for the Betsi Board to tackle the insidious negative culture involving a toleration of poor standardsin Acute Hospital Care.
Walters' introduction to his edition of A Letter on Toleration offers a very fine summary of the letter and the context in which it was written.
His opponents, predominantly the Tory high churchmen and the Anglican establishment, wanted no toleration but everyone to be forced to be part of the Anglican Church.
A key part in the growth of toleration was played by the first "nonconformists" - some 2,000 ministers who, 350 years ago this year, refused to "conform" to the doctrine of the Established Church and in consequence were ejected from their livings in what became known as the Great Ejectment of 1662.
The toleration of those that differ from others in matters of religion, is so agreeable to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to the genuine reason of mankind, that it seems monstrous for men to be so blind as not to perceive the necessity and advantage of it in so clear a light.
In the contemporary political theory literature, toleration is a topic that has been widely studied as an intrastate matter rather than an international issue.
Janusz Tazbir's Paristwo bez stosow, famously translated as a State without Stakes (1973), highlighted the issue of toleration and to some degree celebrated it as a great patriotic virtue of the kingdom's Golden Age.
Milton's Scriptural Reasoning: Narrative and Protestant Toleration.