Tag: freedom of religion

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Turkey condemns China’s abuse of Uighur Muslims

After reports of the death of a popular Uighur musician, the Turkish government called out China's treatment of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities.
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China’s repression of Muslims in Xinjiang

China is persecuting Muslims living in western China. The persecuted Uighur and Kazakh ethnic groups are being forced to give up their religion and culture.
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Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

As Iran's revolutionary leaders mark their 40th anniversary, a new report reveals four decades of the regime's lies and its abuses of Iranian citizens.
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Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula [video]

In a historic first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the pontiff’s message was one of peace and unity among people of all religions.
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Pope Francis speaks of religion as a uniting force

All may practice their religious faiths freely in the United States, and American society is enriched by this diversity of religions.
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These Iranians were persecuted for their religious beliefs

The government of Iran denies its people human rights, and systematically arrests and executes religious minorities for practicing their faith.
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Pompeo: Religious freedom is ‘a universal human right’

The International Religious Freedom Report assesses religious freedom around the world. The state of religious freedom is dire, says Ambassador Brownback.
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Why religious freedom matters to Americans

Freedom of religion is a key value to Americans and is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about it.
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The right to religious freedom [video]

Religious freedom is a universal human right and a founding principle of the United States.