Paragraph 6.1 is divided into nine rights for research, monitoring and measurement. These are specific freedoms of the right to worship, observance, practice and teaching found in Article 1.1: of the present Declaration. Introduce the intent of this report to measure the rights of the non-religious as well under this article.

Paragraph 6.1: Following Freedoms

In accordance with Article 1 of the present Declaration and subject to the provisions of Article 1, Paragraph 3, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief shall include, inter alia, the following freedoms:

6.1.1: Worship, Assemble, Establish, Maintain

To worship or assemble in connection with a religion or belief, and to establish and maintain places for these purposes;

Almost all communities have rules and regulations for a religion or belief to build and maintain a place of worship, including zoning boards. Some denials are legitimate, others are not. Summarize what your research discovered on this in your community.



6.1.2: Charitable and Humanitarian Institutions

To establish and maintain appropriate charitable or humanitarian institutions;

Describe and number the charitable or humanitarian institutions run by religion or beliefs in your community. Have any of these been denied permits to operate? Explain.



6.1.3: Acquire and Use Materials for Rites and Customs

To make, acquire and use to an adequate extent the necessary articles and materials related to the rites and customs of a religion or belief;

The definition of materials includes sacrificial animals and mood altering substances. Are there any local laws or regulations that prohibit the use of these and other materials for rites and customs in the community? Explain and summarize your community research.



6.1.4: Write and Disseminate Publications

To write, issue and disseminate relevant publications in these areas;

Are there any religions or beliefs in your community that have been denied permission to publish their writings? Summarize your research on this article below.



6.1.5: Teach in Places Suitable for the Purpose

To teach a religion or belief in places suitable for these purposes;

Your Community Resources list should have the places where religions or beliefs are taught in the community. Are there registration requirements, rules, regulations or zoning laws in your community that prohibit or make it hard to teach or find a suitable place for teaching? Explain with specific descriptions of the problem.



6.1.6: Solicit and Receive Contributions

To solicit and receive voluntary financial and other contributions from individuals and institutions;

What government regulations are there on receiving voluntary contributions in your community? Are there contributions that might be considered forms of coercion? Are religions or beliefs restricted from sending or receiving funds for any purpose? Explain



6.1.7: Train, Elect and Appoint Leaders

To train, appoint or designate by succession appropriate leaders called for by the requirements and standards of any religion or belief;

Do your national or local governments place any restrictions on religions or beliefs being able to train, appoint or designate leaders called for by their requirements or standards? Summarize your research here.



6.1.8: Days of Rest, Holidays and Ceremonies

To observe days of rest and to celebrate holidays and ceremonies in accordance with the precepts of one’s religion or belief;

National and local laws may restrict when members of a religion or belief can observe days of rest holidays and ceremonies. In some countries, majority religions dictate times of observance while minority religions are denied this right. Summarize your research with leaders of government, religions or beliefs in your community.



6.1.9: Establish and Maintain Communications

To establish and maintain communications with individuals and communities in matters of religion or belief at the national and international levels;

Are there any limits to communications by religions or beliefs in your community? Do majority religions have special privileges? Summarize your research with leaders of religions or beliefs, the media, and Internet providers in your community.