Freedom Of Religion

Bouquets of sympathy flowers leaning against a wall (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Notre Dame bells ‘will sound again’

Americans express their sorrow over the fire at Notre Dame and pledge support in the repair of this "irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization."
Inside of Notre Dame filled with people (© Morse/AP Images)

America’s love for Notre Dame

The iconic French cathedral Notre Dame de Paris has a long history of importance to the people of America, as illustrated in these beautiful photos.
Notre Dame cathedral in flames (© Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

As Notre Dame burns, White House sends words of comfort to...

As the fire continued to burn at Notre Dame, White House officials shared their sorrow with the people of France.
Infographic depicting actions that could be punished by lashing (State Dept./United Nations) (Photo © Hossein Esmaeli/AP Images)

Who is sentenced to lashings in Iran and why

Iran's Islamic Republic hands out "lashing" sentences based on its penal code. Learn who is punished in this cruel and barbaric manner and why.
Shelves full of books (© Shutterstock)

China targets intellectuals in bid to eradicate Uighur culture

Kamaltürk Yalqun is searching for his father, a leading Uighur intellectual and scholar who disappeared in China's crackdown against ethnic minorities.
Woman holding candle and looking upward (© Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images)

U.S. outlines Iran’s cruelty in human rights

The latest Human Rights Report from the U.S. reveals the Iranian regime commits human-rights abuses as a routine matter of government policy.
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Proof of life: Uighur diaspora demands answers [video]

Friends and family members of Uighurs believed to be detained in China's internment camps are using social media to demand videos of them as proof of life.
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Chinese government is ‘at war with faith,’ says U.S. envoy

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, explains why China's policy of religious repression is futile — and wrong.
View into home where people are sitting and standing (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Chinese officials force Muslims to make impossible choice

As part of the ongoing repression suffered by Uighurs and other ethnic minority Muslims in China, they are forced to violate their religious practices.