(RNS) Millions of religious and non-religious people were displaced last year according to the State Department’s latest religious freedom report, which for the first time cites Turkmenistan for escalating religious freedom violations.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) A Reform rabbi and lawyer, Saperstein, 66, has led the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for 40 years, and has spent his career in Washington, focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A rare exhibit at the National Archives on the Mall raises thorny questions about the ultimate disposition of a trove of books and documents found in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters 10 years ago.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Obama administration’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom is hoping to make more money in the private sector.
WASHINGTON (RNS) During her on-again off-again nomination battle, Suzan Johnson Cook likened herself to the “Iron Lady,” former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: “Change the name. It’s mine now.”
(RNS) A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has ruled unconstitutional a Congressional law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to designate Israel as their birth country on their passports.
(RNS) Fifteen years after Congress passed a law to better protect global religious freedom, the legislation is failing to fulfill its mission, activists told lawmakers on Thursday (June 13).
WASHINGTON (RNS) Watchdogs say the State Department missed a key opportunity to put teeth into its annual assessment of global religious freedom, which was released by Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case.