Civic Equality

People waving from both sides of wall (© Keystone/Getty Images)

In photos: The Berlin Wall

For almost 30 years, the Berlin Wall prevented East Germans from seeking freedom in the West. See images of its beginnings and its end.
Woman seated in front of blackboard (© Matthias Heisler)

Entrepreneur sees benefits in being an Austrian Muslim

For this immigrant entrepreneur, success is built on her Muslim faith, civic commitment and the U.S. State Department-sponsored leadership training.
Man in white garment with walking stick standing on rock formation (© Neil Thomas/ Barcroft Images/Getty Images)

In photos: Religious freedom around the world

Freedom of religion is one of the most fundamental rights. This gallery illustrates some of the ways people around the world observe their faith.
Ivanka Trump on including women in peace talks, photo of women with upraised arms (© Hassene Dridi/AP Images)

Backing women’s empowerment through ‘Warsaw Process’

Adviser to the President Ivanka Trump is urging an international working group to prioritize women's rights as part of efforts to improve Mideast security.
Interior of church in shambles (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

China targets Christian weddings and funerals

Chinese officials have stepped up restrictions on religious freedom. That includes disrupting Christian weddings and funerals.
Woman talking (State Dept.)video

Faces of religious persecution: Dabrina Bet-Tamraz [video]

Hear Dabrina Bet-Tamraz tell the story of her family’s persecution by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran due to their Christian faith.

Will Iranian regime allow women into sport stadiums?

FIFA says the Iranian regime must permit women to attend the next World Cup qualification game in Tehran and all future soccer games in Iran.
Jewher Ilham (State Dept.)video

Faces of religious persecution: Jewher Ilham [video]

Jewher Ilham, a Uighur Muslim, escaped China in 2013 when her father was arrested by the Communist Party. Watch her story.
People silhouetted during an Easter sunrise service (© Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

In photos: Religious freedom in America

Freedom of religion is a fundamental right in the United States. It is a key value to Americans and is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.