WASHINGTON (RNS) — The agency, created in 1998, had faced a range of controversies in the months leading up to the reauthorization.
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) — 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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. State Department hosted a panel Tuesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly gathering in New York to highlight the struggle of Uighurs.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — An increasingly vocal band of advocates and experts says the Trump administration’s refugee policies are out of sync with its promises to protect religious minorities from persecution, especially Christians, Yazidis and other groups in the Middle East.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom will focus on countries that have at least begun to work on improving the rights of religious minorities within their borders, the U.S. religious freedom ambassador told Religion News Service in an interview Monday.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — But some critics don’t have much faith that the summit will lead to substantive results.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sam Brownback, a former U.S. senator who was confirmed in January as the fifth U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Administration supporters who are also religious freedom advocates spoke in glowing terms about the significance of the gathering. But outside observers are less impressed.
(RNS) — The religious freedom advocates at the State Department’s ministerial this week need to say plainly that Trumpism and international religious freedom contradict each other in ways we cannot ignore.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'We must move to a place where people genuinely care and love one another, no matter our differences,' said the religious freedom ambassador at the interfaith, international summit.
(The Conversation) — The United States has, in fact, been promoting religious liberty abroad since its founding, but there has always been disagreement on what exactly it is.
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