Hungary - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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Hungary

POPULATION 10,075,034
ROMAN CATHOLIC 51.9 percent
REFORMED 15.9 percent
LUTHERAN 3.0 percent
GREEK CATHOLIC 2.6 percent
NONRELIGIOUS 25.4 percent
OTHER 1.2 percent

Hungary

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The movement for religious tolerance in Hungary began with the Reformation. Gradually Lutheranism, and later Calvinism and Unitarianism, joined Catholicism as official denominations. In 1568 the parliament in Torda formed a resolution on religious freedom that granted disparate communities the right to choose their own preachers.

The constitution of Hungary guarantees the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion as well as the separation of church and state. The law concerning religious tolerance is Act IV/1990, which not only declares the right of Hungarians to the free and undisturbed exercise of religion but also oversees the registration of churches. The latter has become a serious issue in the discussion of religious tolerance, because churches in Hungary must be registered in order to obtain tax-exempt status and access to state...

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