At the Risk Assessment Facility, we assess religious beliefs systems using a specific scientific
methodology to determine the potential risk of violating the right of religious liberty may face
due to the nature and internal structure of beliefs within systems. There are three basic positions
that organizations hold that engender circumstances of risk for the first right, they are as follows.
When Religious organizations subscribe to:
Non-inalienable models of fundamental rights, such doctrines causes a person hold a
negative regard for the rights of others and so carry the inherent potential for birthing
negative treatments of these said rights of others, particularly religious freedom by the
adherents of such doctrines,
Anti-rights concepts of religious freedom, such concepts undermine the real value and
appreciation of the first right within their belief system which in turn pose a certain level
of potential risk to the first right, which is likely to cause violations of the said right under
The appropriate doctrine of religious freedom but for political reasons only, that is to
say that circumstances under which the organization exist prevents it from practicing its
real positions on religious liberty. In this case if the circumstances change religious liberty
faces the risk of being openly violated.
Religious belief systems are judged and assessed according to the following doctrinal systems
Each religious organization has a system of beliefs, officially stated or not, and that system as
with every system, has a certain inherent internal structure to it with beliefs occupying different
positions of rank based on the significance of each belief within the system. There are four categories of positions that doctrines occupy within systems: i.e.
Hierarchical Doctrines-These are doctrines that has ascendancy and shaping power
over other doctrines in the system of beliefs.
Prioritized Pragmatic Doctrines-These are core or central doctrines in belief systems,
they determine how the system actually works and is perceived to work.
Subjunctive Doctrines-These are doctrines that has a subservient role in relation to the
Prioritized Pragmatic Doctrines in the system.
Vestige Doctrines-These are doctrines that does not have an integral role in the system
of belief for either of two reasons: (a) Due to shifts that took place in the system
over time it has lost its defining role in the system, or (b) It is held for deceitful reasons
or, in other words, to make the religion look good in the public's eye.
Risk Assessment Methods:
Method (1) - Religious Freedom face the risk of violation when a Religious organization
has an appropriate Religious Liberty doctrine as part of its System of Beliefs, but that20
the doctrine fall within the Vestige doctrines category of the system due to its relationship
to the Prioritized Pragmatic doctrine.
Method (2) - Religious Freedom face the risk of violation when a Religious organization
has an anti-Rights doctrine of Religious Liberty as part of its System of Beliefs, and that
the doctrine fall within the Subjunctive doctrines category of the system due to its relationship
to the Prioritized Pragmatic doctrines.
Method (3) - Religious Freedom face the risk of violation when a Religious organization
subscribe to a non-inalienable concept of human rights which will determine a negative
regard for, and treatment of rights and freedoms as a whole.