Freedom Of Religion

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International Human Rights Day 2019

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Learn more about the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos from around the world.
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Beijing’s attack on Uighurs isn’t counterterrorism

The Chinese government claims its oppression of Muslims is counterterrorism. But the evidence shows that they are cracking down on religious minorities.
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In China, your faith can lead to an internment camp [video]

The Chinese government has put more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in camps. Find out how little it takes to be detained.
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U.S. special envoy for Holocaust issues looks to the past —...

Learn how diplomat Cherrie Daniels approaches her new job, and why she believes Holocaust education is essential for young people.
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Faces of religious persecution: Rafida Bonya Ahmed [video]

Islamic militants attacked author Rafida Bonya Ahmed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2015. She calls for mutual respect among people of different faiths.
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U.S. Christians, Jews and Muslims pioneer multifaith project

In the unique Tri-Faith Initiative, Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders have located their congregations on the same campus.
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Entrepreneur sees benefits in being an Austrian Muslim

For this immigrant entrepreneur, success is built on her Muslim faith, civic commitment and the U.S. State Department-sponsored leadership training.
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Pompeo: Attack on religious freedom anywhere is affront to freedom everywhere

U.S. leaders commemorated International Religious Freedom Day October 27 by speaking out against regimes that fail to protect this cherished human right.
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In photos: Religious freedom around the world

Freedom of religion is one of the most fundamental rights. This gallery illustrates some of the ways people around the world observe their faith.