freedom of religion

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A Uighur survivor story [video]

When Mihrigul Tursun returned to China, she was arrested and separated from her children. Her crime? Being a Uighur Muslim who had lived outside of China.
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Uighur families pay price for relatives’ U.S.-based reporting

Radio Free Asia has told the world about China's mass detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Its reporters say their kin are paying a price.
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A tale of torture in a Chinese internment camp for Uighurs

A young Uighur mother now in the United States says she was subjected to horrifying conditions in one of China's detention camps for Uighur Muslims.
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Jordan’s King Abdullah II honored as champion of religious harmony

The newest recipient of the Templeton Prize — for affirming life's spiritual side — is Jordan's King Abdullah II, for promoting interfaith harmony.
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Exploring religious freedom and diversity in the U.S.

Religious freedom is a founding principle of the U.S. A group of international visitors traveled the U.S. for an up-close look at religion in American life.
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A Nobel winner’s fight for religious freedom [video]

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad survived torture and rape by ISIS. She is an outspoken advocate for the Yazidis of northern Iraq.
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Voices of religious freedom: A monk’s story [video]

Kusho Golog Jigme is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who was tortured for practicing his religion. He explains why religious freedom is an essential part of life.
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Voices of religious freedom: A Holocaust survivor [video]

A survivor of Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews recounts her experience and explains the importance of religious freedom in our modern world.
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Voices of religious freedom: Tortured for her faith [video]

Ji Hyeon-A was detained and tortured in North Korea for her faith. Her story is a stark reminder of the persistence of religious persecution in the world.