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  Preferred Religion (2015)1: Western Christian

  Majority Religion (2015)2: Catholic (77%)

Features Of Constitution

Is there a constitution?3 yes
Does the constitution state an official religion?3 no [Article 7]
Does the constitution provide for freedom of religion?3 yes [Article 41]
Does the constitution protect religious equality/non-discrimination?3 yes [Article 14]

Constitution

Constitution Year3 1991
Last Amended3 2016
Source3 Constitute Project
Translation3 Source is an English translation.
Current as of3 July 27, 2018

Constitution Excerpts (clauses that reference religion)3

Article 7.

The state and religious communities shall be separate.

Religious communities shall enjoy equal rights; they shall pursue their activities freely.

Article 14. Equality before the law.

In Slovenia everyone shall be guaranteed equal human rights and fundamental freedoms irrespective of ... religion ...

Article 16. Temporary suspension and restriction of rights.

[Suspension of human rights during war and national emergencies] but only ... inasmuch as the measures adopted do not create inequality based solely on ... religion ...

The provision of the preceding paragraph does not allow any temporary suspension or restriction of the rights provided by Article[] ... 41.

Article 41. Freedom of Conscience.

Religious and other beliefs may be freely professed in private and public life.

No one shall be obliged to declare his religious or other beliefs.

Parents have the right to provide their children with a religious and moral upbringing in accordance with their beliefs. The religious and moral guidance given to children must be appropriate to their age and maturity, and be consistent with their free conscience and religious and other beliefs or convictions.

Article 63. Prohibition of Incitement to Discrimination and Intolerance and Prohibition of Incitement to Violence and War.

Any incitement to ... religious ... discrimination, and the inflaming of ... religious or other hatred and intolerance are unconstitutional.

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Article 123. Duty to participate in the national defence.

...

Citizens who for their religious ... convictions are not willing to perform military duties, must be given the opportunity to participate in the national defence in some other manner.


Sources

1.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Government Religious Preference (GRP) measures government-level favoritism toward, and disfavor against, 30 religious denominations. A series of ordered categorical variables index the state's institutional favoritism in 28 different ways. The variables are combined to form five composite indices for five broad components of state-religion: official status, religious education, financial support, regulatory burdens, and freedom of practice. The five components' composites in turn are further combined into a single composite score, the GRP score. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

2.  The Religious Characteristics of States Dataset Project: Demographics reports annual estimates of religious demographics, both country by country and region by region. It estimates populations and percentages of adherents of 100 religious denominations including second level subdivisions within Christianity and Islam. The RCS Data Project would like to acknowledge, recognize, and express our deepest gratitude for the significant contributions of Todd M. Johnson, the principal investigator of the World Christian Database, the co-principal investigator of the World Religion Database, and co-author of the World Christian Encyclopedia series.

3.  Text from country constitutions was copied from primary documents obtained online using a variety of sources, including the Constitute Project, World Constitutions Illustrated, and government sources. When the text was in a language other than English, it was translated to English by ARDA staff or with web-based translation utilities such as Google Translate. Emphases were added to the text by ARDA staff to differentiate religious content from non-religious content. Text is current to the date listed in the "Current as of" field shown above. Please contact us at support@thearda.com if you are aware of any incorrect information provided on this page.

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