(a) General rule
No government shall impose a substantial burden on the religious
exercise of a person residing in or confined to an institution, as
defined in section 1997 of this title, even if the burden results
from a rule of general applicability, unless the government
demonstrates that imposition of the burden on that person -
(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest;
(2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that
compelling governmental interest.
(b) Scope of application
This section applies in any case in which -
(1) the substantial burden is imposed in a program or activity
that receives Federal financial assistance; or
(2) the substantial burden affects, or removal of that
substantial burden would affect, commerce with foreign nations,
among the several States, or with Indian tribes.