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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) Security is tough at the State Department. But the cookies are sweet.
WASHINGTON -- In his trailblazing role at the State Department, Randy Berry says, he has an opportunity to help his two children grow up in a world more accepting than the one he was born into.
(RNS) Slated to return to Iraq this year, at least parts of the Iraqi Jewish Archive will tour the country.
(RNS) Millions of religious and non-religious people were displaced last year according to the State Department’s latest religious freedom report, which for the first time cites Turkmenistan for escalating religious freedom violations.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A Reform rabbi and lawyer, Saperstein, 66, has led the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for 40 years, and has spent his career in Washington, focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues.
The U.S. State Department names and shames eight “Countries of Particular Concern” that severely violate religious freedom rights within their borders. Now an independent watchdog is naming and shaming the State Department, saying its list should be doubled. Here’s a rundown of religious freedom violations in those overlooked eight.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A rare exhibit at the National Archives on the Mall raises thorny questions about the ultimate disposition of a trove of books and documents found in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters 10 years ago.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Obama administration's ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom is hoping to make more money in the private sector.
WASHINGTON (RNS) During her on-again off-again nomination battle, Suzan Johnson Cook likened herself to the "Iron Lady," former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: "Change the name. It's mine now."
In our new blog On Freedom, RNS's director of global strategy and religious freedom editor Brian Pellot explores religious liberty in the U.S. and around the world.
(RNS) A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has ruled unconstitutional a Congressional law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to designate Israel as their birth country on their passports.