Civic Equality

Religious freedom: A basic right [poster]

Freedom of religion is a basic right in the United States. It is an important component of American democracy and of America's diverse society.
People walking over notecards left on train tracks (© Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

U.S. special envoy joins march in Poland to commemorate Holocaust

U.S. Special Envoy Elan Carr joined others to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the sites of a particularly notorious Nazi concentration camp.
View of large building behind red and white barrier fencing (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Why does China ‘retrain’ successful businessmen?

The Chinese government calls internment camps in Xinjiang "vocational training centers," but a widely distributed photo tells a different story
People in a crowd (© Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

Why are the Crimean Tatars such a threat to the Russian authorities? Conditions worsen for the indigenous people of Crimea under Russian occupation.
Men and women in long robes in street (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Before and after 1979: Women’s rights in Iran

While women around the world have been breaking barriers for decades, Iranian women have struggled to gain back the basic human freedoms they lost in 1979.
Athletes with medals around their necks raising their hands aloft (© Dominika Zarzycks/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

United Arab Emirates hosts the 2019 Special Olympics World Games

When athletes gathered to compete in the Special Olympics World Games, they became part of a movement that has changed ideas about who plays sports.
Woman holding candle and looking upward (© Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images)

U.S. outlines Iran’s cruelty in human rights

The latest Human Rights Report from the U.S. reveals the Iranian regime commits human-rights abuses as a routine matter of government policy.
Patrons using sign language in bar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Sign-language-friendly businesses take off

A growing number of deaf-friendly and signing-first businesses — which use sign language as their primary form of communication — are opening in the U.S.
Photo collage with close-up photos of five people (First four @Shutterstock; @ AP Images)

Test your knowledge of African-American history [quiz]

How much do you know about African-American achievements in civil rights, technology, sports and more? Test your knowledge and share your results!