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US Commission on International Religious Freedom

The Wall Street Journal Misplays the 'Asylum Card'

Mark Hetfield | Posted 12.28.2013 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

While expedited removal remains yet another dysfunctional component of our broken immigration system, it is one of the few that can be fixed without waiting for legislation.

Well-intentioned Interference and the Freedom of Religion

Kelsey Dallas | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Kelsey Dallas

I recognize that it would be immoral as well as politically imprudent for Canada and the US. to remain silent in the face of religious freedom violations. But I think representatives need to leave their sense of diplomatic privilege at the door when meeting with troubled communities.

15 Years Later, Religious Freedom Panel Lacks Real Power

Posted 06.13.2013 | Religion

By Corrie Mitchell Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Fifteen years after Congress created an independent watchdog panel to oversee global rel...

Religious Freedom in Egypt? Ask the Sphinx

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Ken Blackwell

Egypt and the other countries in the Mideast will never be stable, much less democratic, if they murder their neighbors who worship differently. U.S. tax dollars should not buy the Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its military the armored personnel carriers they use to run over Christians.

An Ahmadi Muslim's Plea: Be My Voice

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Much needs to be done to effect a change on ground. I am hopeful that as a primary supporter of international religious freedom, the U.S. will continue to play a positive role to this end.

Fix The U.S. International Religious Freedom Commission or Fuggedaboutit

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

This November, if the Senate does not take action on the bill to reform the USCIRF, yet another chapter of our country's myopic approach to faith-based foreign policy might just come to an end.

It Is Time To Prioritize Religious Freedom In U.S. Foreign Policy

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Joseph K. Grieboski

This article was excerpted from testimony presented before the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global ...

Senate Confirms Religious Freedom Ambassador

Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A New York minister will soon fill the Obama administration's long-vacant position to overse...

Baha'is Press Case Of Relatives Imprisoned In Iran

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A delegation of Baha'is is making the rounds in Washington in an effort to raise awareness ...

Panel Faults Obama For Lagging On Religious Freedom Abroad

Religion News Service | Lauren E. Bohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Lauren E. Bohn Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. government is not doing enough to protect religious freedoms abroad, the independen...

Agency That Monitors Religious Freedom Abroad Accused Of Bias

washingtonpost.com | Michelle Boorstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Allegations of religious bias are being leveled against a notable federal body: the one responsible for monitoring international religious freedom....

EXCLUSIVE: Russian Human Rights Activists Face Spike In Death Threats (UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

More than 50 percent of the Russian people believe that "ethnic minorities should be limited or expelled from the country," Alexander Verkhovsky told the HuffPost.

The Scandal of International Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

There is a good argument for treating religious liberty as the first freedom. If a government is unwilling to protect basic freedom when it comes to religious faith, then it is unlikely to tolerate political free-thinking either.