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Proselytizing is the practice of attempting to persuade or change someone's opinion. It is used primarily to refer to [[evangelism]], but 'deconversion' attempts and nonreligious persuasion (to a political party or other institution) also fit the definition.
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'''Proselytizing''' is the practice of attempting to persuade someone to join a group or adopt a belief. It is used primarily to refer to [[evangelism]], but "deconversion" attempts and nonreligious persuasion (to a political party, say) also fit the definition.
  
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== Prominent proselytes ==
  
== Prominent Proselytes ==
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Most [[Christian]] groups do [[missionary]] work, which generally includes proselytism. Groups particularly noted for proselytizing include:
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* [[Jehovah's Witnesses]]
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* The [[Roman Catholic]] Church
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* [[Mormonism|Mormons]]
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* Born-again Christians
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* [[Jews for Jesus]]
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* [[Southern Baptist]] Convention
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* The Church of [[Scientology]] (through "personality tests")
  
Most Christian groups do missionary work, which generally includes proselytism. Groups particularly noted for proselytizing include:
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== Legality ==
  
*[[Jehovah's Witnesses]]
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The [[First Amendment]] to the [[United States Constitution]] guarantees both [[freedom of speech]] and [[freedom of religion]]. Proselytism is legal under both of these provisions, but only to the extent that the potential convert's rights are not infringed upon.
*The [[Roman Catholic]] Church
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*[[Mormonism|Mormons]]
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*Born-again Christians
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*[[Jews for Jesus]]
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*[[Southern Baptist]] Convention
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*The Church of [[Scientology]] (through 'personality tests')
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== Legality ==
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The First Amendment to the [[United States Constitution]] guarantees both freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Proselytism is legal under both of these provisions, but only to the extent that the potential convert's rights are not infringed upon.
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Proselytizing is the practice of attempting to persuade someone to join a group or adopt a belief. It is used primarily to refer to evangelism, but "deconversion" attempts and nonreligious persuasion (to a political party, say) also fit the definition.

Prominent proselytes

Most Christian groups do missionary work, which generally includes proselytism. Groups particularly noted for proselytizing include:

Legality

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees both freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Proselytism is legal under both of these provisions, but only to the extent that the potential convert's rights are not infringed upon.

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