WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom activists scolded the State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday on Iran’s treatment of religious minorities and called for greater government involvement in securing the release of people imprisoned there for their faith.
(RNS) Religious minorities continue to suffer loss of their rights across the globe, the State Department reported Monday (July 30) in its 2011 International Religious Freedom Report. By Adelle M. Banks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Almost a year into her stint as the State Department's point person on religious freedom, the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook has traveled to eight countries and seems to have moved beyond questions about her lack of diplomatic experience. By Adelle M. Banks.