WASHINGTON (RNS) — The department redesignated on Wednesday the nine other countries that had been categorized as ‘countries of particular concern’.
(RNS) — As the Democratic presidential candidates try to stand out from the pack, they are ignoring one issue that could draw religious voters.
(RNS) — The Vatican criticized ‘recent decisions’ it says undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the U.S. no longer sees Israeli settlements on occupied territory as illegal.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday (Nov. 18) that it no longer considered Israeli settlement illegal, instead calling them 'ill-advised,' a term borrowed from Ronald Reagan. Pro-Israel evangelical leaders praised the move, but other faith groups criticized it.
(RNS) — It takes a strong sense of compartmentalization to square Christianity’s ethical demands for truth-telling, integrity and human rights with the Trump White House’s elastic relationship with the truth.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Invoking the alliance between President Ronald Reagan and St. John Paul II, the secretary of state and Vatican officials stressed religious freedom and other issues on which the current president and pope agree.
(RNS) — A coalition of 430 human rights, foreign policy and faith-based organizations, leaders and scholars has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to disband his controversial new human rights commission.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Many of the survivors of religious violence who spoke at the summit reminded attendees of those who remain persecuted for their faith across the world.
(RNS) — The commission chair's view of human rights is not as cramped as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement might lead us to believe.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said the Trump administration wants to ramp up attention to killings and persecution based on religious beliefs and reverse trends that show they are often on the increase in countries across the world.
(RNS) — Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both addressed the annual summit of Christians United for Israel, a conservative Christian organization led by the Rev. John Hagee, which claims more than 6 million members.
(RNS) — 'We are deeply concerned by credible reports indicating a frightening resurgence in white supremacy,' the groups told the secretary of state.
(RNS) — The U.S. secretary of state’s remarks came Monday (March 18) during a controversial phone briefing as he was leaving for a five-day trip to Beirut, Jerusalem and Kuwait City.
(RNS) — The American legal system's anti-Islam problem might be more accurately seen as a pro-Christianity problem.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The secretary of state told participants in the annual Values Voter Summit that American pastor Andrew Brunson ‘has been wrongly held’ and should be released.
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