(RNS) — Looking back, I feel guilty for being so stupid and burying myself in books rather than being part of the historic events of my time.
(RNS) — Pope Francis was faced with a terrible dilemma: Be prophetic and put at risk Christians in Myanmar, or be silent and compromise his moral authority. He chose neither.
(RNS) — Next week Pope Francis will visit Myanmar, where he risks either compromising his moral authority or putting in danger the Christians of that country. I have great admiration for the pope and his abilities, but someone should have talked him out of making this visit.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A dissenting report criticizes the commission for failing to investigate Israel.
(RNS) Many around the world have been 'disappeared' for reasons relating to religion. Today is a day set aside to remember them, say two members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
(RNS) Saturday (May 14) is the eighth anniversary of Iran’s imprisonment of seven Baha’i leaders. Unfortunately, there are signs the persecution of the Baha'is is on the upswing.
BEIJING (Reuters) China has lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States after a U.S. government commission said Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained "severe."
(RNS) Robert P. George, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said that “a pluralistic, non-sectarian, and democratic state" such as India should have allowed the visit.
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom noted “disappointing omissions” in the State Department’s new international religious freedom report, including the absence of Pakistan on its list of worst offenders.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The bill was suggested by Jewish groups who pointed out the frequent desecration of Jewish cemeteries abroad, especially in nations that once had significant Jewish populations.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pakistan and Syria have earned their places on the list of the world's worst violators of religious freedom, says a leading religious liberty watchdog.
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is calling for the secretary of state to add Syria and seven other countries to the list of worst religious freedom offenders.
(RNS) Members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom met for the first time with members of the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss a global response to religious freedom violations.
(RNS) Fifteen years after Congress passed a law to better protect global religious freedom, the legislation is failing to fulfill its mission, activists told lawmakers on Thursday (June 13).
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.