cultural preservation

Grilled meat on skewers with ethnic symbols on handles (© Deb Lindsey/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Uyghur restaurateurs serve culinary diplomacy

Whether it's overt or subtle, two U.S. Uyghur restaurant owners in the U.S. use their eateries to explain how China mistreats their people. Learn more here.
Blue-and-white candles in a menorah next to potato pancakes on a silver plate (© Larry Crowe/AP Images)

Celebrating Hanukkah, safely and joyfully, in 2020

Learn how American Jews will embrace their traditions at Hanukkah, while keeping themselves and their neighbors safe during a public health crisis.
Aerial view of monastery and confluence of rivers near town (© Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images)

Preserving an invaluable monastery in Georgia

The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation is providing more than $600,000 for the preservation of Jvari Monastery's major church.
Protester holding sign with hand on Chinese flag background (© Emrah Gurel/AP Images)

Nations urge China to end human rights abuses

The Chinese Communist Party is one of the worst human rights abusers in the world. Learn more about how Beijing represses its people.
Sam Brownback speaking at lectern (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback on religious freedom

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, discusses the importance of fighting religious oppression around the world.
Police officer standing guard in front of palace (© Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

U.S. names special coordinator to stand up for Tibetans

The State Department official will work to counter the deteriorating human rights and increasing repression of the Tibetan community.
Hand holding red carnation against sky (© Hani Mohammed/AP Images)

Iran’s regime must stop persecuting the Baháʼí [video]

The U.S. is calling on Iran's regime to end its persecution of the Baháʼí religious community, who have faced discrimination in Iran since 1979.
Chinese flag behind razor wire (© Gred Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing’s attack on Uyghurs isn’t counterterrorism

The Chinese government claims its oppression of Muslims is counterterrorism. But the evidence shows that they are cracking down on religious minorities.
Illustration of laptop with man onscreen blowing shofar, next to candles and holiday foods (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans blend tradition, creativity for Rosh Hashanah

Learn how Jewish Americans are adapting their holiday rituals to accommodate the observance of Rosh Hashanah during a public health crisis.