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2nd International Religious Freedom Summit Offers an Arena For Peace
East met with West, Muslims conferred with Jews, Democrats sat with Republicans, and all were in agreement that international religious freedom has something to do with each of us.
“Just Regular People”—Not Extremists—Perpetrated Majority of 2021’s All-Time High Antisemitic Incidents, ADL Reports
This year’s Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Audit of Antisemitic Incidents paints a grim picture of hate in the land of the free.
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Millions Flee Religious Persecution, USCIRF Reports
“Unprecedented” is the word the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) used to describe the global refugee situation in this year’s annual report.
Overlooked—International Religious Freedom Issues That Should Worry Us All
Often these situations are set off to the side while what are characterized as more pressing concerns are addressed.
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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Annual Report Paints Grim Picture, Inspires Yet Greater Resolve
As Chairperson Maenza said, “The scope and scale of the violations are disheartening, but it makes us all the more determined.”
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USCIRF Welcomes Two Long-Term Champions of Religious Freedom to the Team
Frank Wolf and David Curry, after many decades of advocating for human rights and religious freedom, will now be officially empowered to monitor violations globally.
Why the United States Is Concerned About Religious Freedom in Nigeria
The penalties carried out for what have been deemed offenses can vary from extended prison sentences, public lashings and amputations to more severe punishments such as stoning or death by hanging.
Why USCIRF Calls it Genocide: How the Burmese Military Is Persecuting Rohingya Muslims
With a stroke of the pen, an entire people assumed the status of aliens, invaders, stateless and rightless, with targets on their backs.
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30 Diverse Religious Traditions Join Government Leaders to Tackle Religious Freedom
The bipartisan, three-day summit, with over 1,000 registered to attend, was organized by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom (2018-2021) Sam Brownback, and Katrina Lantos Swett, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2012-2015), president of the Lantos Foundation and daughter of the late U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress.