freedom of religion

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U.S. criticizes China’s repression of Uighurs

The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uighur journalists.
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Who are Sufi Muslims? And why is the Iranian government persecuting...

Muslims who practice Sufism — also known as dervishes — are often targeted by the Iranian government for arbitrary arrests and routinely harassed, along with Iran’s other religious minorities.
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Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
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Celebrating Passover in America

Passover is a major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the Jews' liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt before their journey to the promised land.
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These Iranians were persecuted for their religious beliefs

The government of Iran denies its people human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, and systematically arrests and executes Christians, Baha'is, Sunni Muslims and other religious minorities for practicing their faith.
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Americans honor Billy Graham, pastor to presidents

President Trump led a grateful nation in paying tribute February 28 to “America’s Pastor,” the Reverend Billy Graham, in the solemnity of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
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The U.S. tradition of breakfast, presidents and prayer

The National Prayer Breakfast brings together religious, business and political leaders and has been attended by every president since Eisenhower in 1953.
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The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
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Where ISIS is defeated, freedom of worship returns

In July 2017, ISIS was driven from Mosul, in Iraq. Now there, and in places where ISIS has been defeated, there is a renewal of religious freedom.