David Saperstein, an Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State, has an important, aggressive recommendation at the department's blog: Blasphemy laws around the world need to be abolished...
Religious freedom is a rare commodity in many regions of the world, according to the U.S. State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report. About 74 percent of the world’s population lives in countries “with serious restrictions...Show More Summary
Last month the Department of State hosted a meeting of the International Contact Group for Freedom of Religion or Belief (ICG).
A new bill designed to amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 passed the U.S. House unanimously this week, and it will lead to some wonderful and horrendous changes. H.R. 1150 will offer extended protections to atheists,...Show More Summary
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has found that religious minorities in Iran, including Christians, continue experiencing severe human rights abuses, closing in on one year on the historical nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and Western nations.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife, and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.
United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein explained to members of Congress Tuesday why the State Department failed to designate Iraq and Syria in its recently released list of "countries of particular concern" for religious freedom.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government agency charged with monitoring international religious freedoms called on Myanmar's new government on Thursday to do away with abusive policies against the country's minority Rohingya Muslims. The U.S. Show More Summary
Lauren Turek Anna Su is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. She is an expert on international human rights law, U.S. constitutional law, and law and religion, and has written several articles on religious freedom and American foreign policy making during the early twentieth century. Show More Summary
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has urged the authoritarian government of Eritrea to release Patriarch Abune Antonio, who was illegally removed as head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church and remains in detention for 10 years.
The U.S. State Department's Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein argued Wednesday that calling the ISIS' atrocities against Christians "genocide" would make no difference in how the Obama administration is responding to the crisis.
Earlier this month, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) asked the U.S. government to designate Christians,...
Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria director claims that the international community should be more critical of the new Saudi-led anti-terror coalition, which includes nations who incite sectarian and religious violence.
"This is not a time for us to be cautious or muted in our denunciation," Katrina Lantos Swett of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said. "It is a time for us to boldly declare that what they are doing is the worst of crimes and that is genocide." The post Is ISIS Guilty Of Carrying Out Genocide? appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last week, Rabbi David Saperstein tweeted this on International Religious Freedom Day: On Int'l #ReligiousFreedom Day, we affirm the right to hold no religious beliefs at all, and to do so free of persecution & fear. #humanismMaybe you're thinking "That's nice, but so what?"
The U.S. Department of State has detailed in its International Religious Freedom report "unimaginable horrors" faced by Christians.
Lauren Turek Earlier this month, Michael Graziano penned the first in a series of three posts reviewing Elizabeth Shakman Hurd’s new book, Beyond Religious Freedom. This rigorous, compelling volume questions the recent efforts of U.S. Show More Summary
The US State Department has criticized Russia in its annual International Religious Freedom Report, a document that comes amid reports of a teenager beaten to death in a New York church.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and State Department Ambassador at-large for International Religious Liberty David Saperstein introduced on Wednesday the 2014 International Religious Freedom Report, which highlights the disturbing trends of religious martyr and persecution that occurred in every continent in the world.
US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein said that Washington urges EU governments to uphold their obligations for humane treatment of refugees and ensure that individuals do not face harassment or discrimination on account of their Muslim faith.