Freedom Of Religion

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.
Photo of Pompeo with quote about America's history of religious freedom (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo on religious freedom: The world must hear the truth

Speaking to a religious group in Tennessee, Secretary of State Pompeo reinforced America's commitment to religious freedom around the world.
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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.
Stained glass window with fish and sea animals (© Steve Skjold/Alamy)

The United States is a place of many religions

The United States is a country of many religions, a diversity that enriches society. Explore the story of religion in America in this gallery of images.
Michael R. Pompeo waving to crowd with Italian flags (© Andrew Medichini/AP Images)

In photos: Pompeo in Europe

Secretary Pompeo is traveling in Europe the first week of October. Here are some notable quotes on religious freedom, trade and other issues.
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Pompeo champions religious freedom at the Vatican

During his visit to the Vatican, Secretary Pompeo emphasized the need for a united front against global human rights violations.
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.
Callista Gingrich and Pope Francis exchanging document (© L'Osservatore Romano/AP Images)

35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

The partnership of the U.S. and the Vatican focuses on religious freedom, the fight against human trafficking and the role of women in the Catholic Church.