cultural preservation

Three children in old photograph (Courtesy of Ambassador Michèle Taylor)

U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
Remains of ancient building in desert (U.S. Embassy Astana)

Celebrating Kazakhstan’s rich culture

Learn how U.S. programs help preserve Kazakhstan's culture and how the "Qazaq-pop" band Ninety One teaches some Americans to speak Kazakh.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan walking through doorway (© Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/VIEWpress/Getty Images)

Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
Praying Asian woman with forehead marked with cross (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)

American Christians find renewal during Lent

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time of spiritual renewal for Christians that includes prayer and giving to others.
Uzra Zeya speaking with several people (State Dept.)

Celebrating Losar at the State Department

The State Department's annual celebration of Losar, the Tibetian New Year, featured traditional food, music and decorations.
Two men putting sandbags into wooden framework around statue of lion (© Ivan Strahov/UNESCO)

Defending Ukraine’s art and culture from destruction

Private and public organizations in the U.S. and around the world have rallied to help Ukraine protect its cultural heritage.
Two children looking out of train window (© Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Russia’s ‘re-education camps’ hold thousands of Ukraine’s children, report says

Russia is holding thousands of Ukrainian children in camps where they are exposed to a Russia-centric curriculum, a report shows.
Three food dishes in individual bowls (Courtesy of Jerome Grant)

Chef diplomats will use food to connect cultures

The American Culinary Corps will tell America's story with food in diplomatic settings. Read all about it here.
Sean Sherman leaning on restaurant counter with plate of food in front of him, stacks of plates next to him and customers seated behind him (© Nancy Bundt)

Award-winning cuisine serves up Indigenous cultures

Learn how chef Sean Sherman in the United States is trying to connect Indigenous cultures to their Native cuisine.