(RNS) For Pakistan’s Christians and minority Ahmadi Muslims, the run-up to Wednesday’s (July 25) elections has been terrifying. Now, without sustained pressure on the vote's winners, the country's religious minorities will soon face an existential threat.
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Mr. Secretary, anti-Semitism starts with Jews, but doesn't end there: when any minority is threatened, everyone is less safe,' the signatories told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
(RNS) — I would not vote for Sam Brownback. I certainly did not vote for the president who nominated him.
But we need to get back to common sense and common decency. Democrats: Sam Brownback is not your enemy.
(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 International Religious Freedom Chairman Daniel Mark said.
(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 institutions play in global affairs and ignored important lessons from the past.
(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 freedom, said the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.