(RNS) 'Failing to designate CPCs tells the violators of religious freedom around the world that the United States is looking away,' U.S. Commission on...
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(RNS) — Dozens of special envoy positions, including several to the Muslim world, will be cut.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Jewish and other human rights groups are lobbying Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to fill the job, created by Congress in 2004.
(RNS) Russia has labeled the pacifist Jehovah's Witnesses 'extremist,' the same designation as al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A dissenting report criticizes the commission for failing to investigate Israel.
(RNS) This is no time to scrap the position, the lawmakers say.
(RNS) By overemphasizing the links between Islam and extremism, the administration has fueled Muslim anger, obscured the complex roles that religious...
(RNS) Once again, Trump and religious conservatives don't see eye to eye on LGBT rights. A sign of things to come?
(RNS) The freshly signed Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act is being heralded by both atheists and Christians as a milestone.
(RNS) The Turkish government has long said it wants the imam extradited. Now the request is official.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Almost a quarter of the world’s countries -- in which 74 percent of the world’s population lives -- have serious restrictions on religious...
WASHINGTON (RNS) Global religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault,” according to a new report.
WASHINGTON -- The State Department says the designation by Secretary John Kerry does not create a legal obligation for the United States.
(RNS) The report included a list of 1,131 Christians killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2014 and 125 churches attacked there in the same period.
(RNS) Future Army officers anonymously use social media to coax the vulnerable away from extremists.