Freedom Of Religion

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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.
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Growing respect for Israel strengthens the Middle East

Nations in the Middle East are increasingly accepting Israel's place in the region, Secretary Pompeo says. Learn about the values the U.S. and Israel share.
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Pompeo: U.S. stands for religious freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says the U.S. will defend religious freedom around the world. See how the U.S. is supporting this core value.
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Celebrating Losar, the Tibetan new year

The Tibetan New Year, Losar, is a three-day festival that brings people around the world together to pray, visit family and eat traditional food.
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Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.
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U.S. launches International Religious Freedom Alliance

Countries from around the world came together to pledge their support in fighting for religious freedom and ending the persecution of religious minorities.
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Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

A report by Reporters Without Borders reveals four decades of the Iranian revolutionary regime's lies and its abuses of Iranian citizens.
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Iran’s 41-year ‘brain drain’

An estimated 5 million Iranians, most with advanced university degrees, have left Iran since the Iranian revolution in 1979.
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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.