freedom of religion

Protesters chanting and raising their arms (© Iranian Labor News Agency/AP Images)

Iran’s outlaw behavior is a threat to the world [shareable graphics]

The malign behavior of the Iranian regime victimizes the people of Iran and countries throughout the world where it supports war and terrorism.

In Iran, these basic freedoms are crimes [infographic]

You might be surprised that some commonplace activities that many people take for granted around the world are deemed illegal in Iran.
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Secretary Pompeo wishes Muslims of the world Eid Mubarak

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha honors sacrifice and charity. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wishes Muslims around the world a blessed celebration.
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Pence: U.S. stands for religious freedom ‘yesterday, today and always’

Vice President Pence affirmed the United States' deep commitment to religious freedom worldwide in his remarks to the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.
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A declaration of religious freedom [video]

In this video, survivors of religious persecution read highlights of a new declaration supporting religious freedom, which was released at a State Department conference.
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What does it mean for a right to be inalienable?

Some rights are given by governments, but the most important ones, inalienable rights such as religious freedom, are the rights every human is born with.
Three portraits (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

The right for all to worship as they wish

At the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, these survivors share their stories of being persecuted for the ways they choose to worship.
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Jehovah’s Witnesses: Champions of religious freedom

Jehovah's Witnesses are law-abiding people of faith who follow a unique interpretation of the Bible. Russia's Supreme Court decided Witnesses' views make them “extremists,” and now 50 face criminal prosecution.
Mannequin with elaborate headdress on left and church setting with religious-themed dress on right (© Vincent Tullo/The New York Times)

Mixing faith and fashion at the Met

See how Vatican treasures, religious art and couture come together in a seamless mix of the sacred and the secular at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.