Katrina Lantos Swett, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, moderated “Journalism Between Red Lines: Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict,” on April 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The event was co-sponsored by the Newseum and Religion News Service. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

EVENT: Religious Freedom & Foreign Policy

RSVP for this April 16 event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. We’ll be speaking about how freedom of religion or belief factor into governments’ foreign policy agendas and what role media outlets play in shaping and navigating debate.

RNS photo by Tracy Simmons/Spokane Faith and Values

Woman crusades to save sister’s life, end the death penalty

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Victoria Ann Thorpe's sister has been on death row for 18 years for a crime she says she didn't commit. Now Thorpe is leading a grass-roots campaign to abolish the death penalty in Washington state, saying Jesus would never tolerate it. “Nothing that he did or said can be manipulated into harshness,” she said. By Tracy Simmons.