WASHINGTON (RNS) When three in four nations restrict religious speech and practice, it’s a “crisis,” said the director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs.
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(RNS) ”Jewish values,” Obama said, means caring as well about “a Palestinian child in Ramallah trapped without opportunity.”
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom noted “disappointing omissions” in the State Department’s new international religious freedom report, including the absence of Pakistan on its list of worst offenders.
(RNS) Members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom met for the first time with members of the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss a global response to religious freedom violations.
(RNS) The U.S. is looking for a new ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, a job that took more than two years to fill the last time it was empty. RNS takes a look at some possible candidates.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom activists scolded the State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday on Iran’s treatment of religious minorities and called for greater government involvement in securing the release of people imprisoned there for their faith.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A Wednesday hearing featured activists who fear that growing anti-Semitism in Europe threatens not only Jews, but other religious minorities and the ideal of tolerance in general.
(RNS) Ongoing violence in Nigeria has exacerbated tensions between the country's Muslims and Christians. Here are five things to know about the context behind the killings. By Lauren Markoe.