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President Obama Discusses Religious Freedom During Overseas Trip

President Obama is the first U.S. President to visit Burma, and during a speech today noting the country’s transition to democracy, he spoke on the importance of religious freedom…. More Read More »

Wary of Future, Professionals Leave China in Record Numbers

Despite China’s tremendous economic successes in recent years, lured by Australia’s healthier environment, robust social services and the freedom to start a family in a country that guarantees religious freedoms. More Read More »

European Court of Human Rights to Examine Hungary’s Church Law

The Strasbourg Court of Human Rights has sent its questions regarding Hungary’s church laws to the Hungarian government and started to examine the legislation… More » Read More »

Freed Russian Punk Rock Band Member Says Church Prank Not In Vain

Pussy Riot angered President Vladimir Putin and the dominant Russian Orthodox Church but succeeded in highlighting the close ties that bind church, state and the courts…. More » Read More »

Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

Free speech is dying in the Western world. While most people still enjoy considerable freedom of expression, this right, once a near-absolute, has become less defined and less dependable for those espousing controversial social, political or religious views… More » Read More »

Obama at the U.N.: A New Religion Doctrine

President Obama on Tuesday gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged much of the world’s assumptions about free speech and religion…. More » Read More »

Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion

A rising tide of restrictions on religion spread across the world between mid-2009 and mid-2010, according to a new study… Read More »

Clinton Calls on Global Community to Promote Religious Tolerance

Protecting religious freedom in countries around the world promotes peace, stability and security for the international community and remains a fundamental concern of the United States… More » Read More »

The EU is out of time to deal with crisis

The European Union has run out of time and its leaders don’t know it. They are proposing plans… More » Read More »

Canadian Foreign Minister Promotes International Religious Freedom

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs was the keynote speaker May 24 at the 10th annual Religious Liberty Dinner, which brought together leaders and officials from Washington D.C’s diplomatic community, government agencies, faith groups, and advocacy organizations to affirm religious freedom as a “bedrock” human right. In a wide-ranging, often moving speech, Minister John Baird touched on Canada’s commitment to promoting ... Read More »