Mexico - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

James Michener
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Mexico

POPULATION 103,400,165
ROMAN CATHOLIC 88.0 percent
PROTESTANT 5.8 percent
NONRELIGIOUS 4.3 percent
OTHER 1.9 percent

Mexico

Country Overview

The constitution provides for freedom of religion. Congress may not enact laws that establish or prohibit any religion. The constitution also provides for the separation of church and state. A provision was added to the constitution in 2001 that prohibited any form of discrimination, including discrimination against persons on the basis of religion.

Although the government generally respects this right, there are some restrictions at the local level. This is especially true within some of the Native American Indian communities in southern Mexico, where Evangelicals are occasionally persecuted by nominal Roman Catholics under the leadership of Mayan village elders, or caciques. Many of the most serious incidents have occurred in the state of Chiapas. The incidents of persecution, however, are not exclusively for religious reasons but rather are the result of a combination of political...

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