Freedom Of Religion

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Pompeo urges nations to speak up for the persecuted

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is urging world leaders to promote religious freedom in their home countries and around the world.
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Nations urge China to end human rights abuses

The Chinese Communist Party is one of the worst human rights abusers in the world. Learn more about how Beijing represses its people.
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Strict U.S. Army rules allow for religious freedom

The U.S. Army embraces diversity by allowing soldiers to adhere to articles of faith on dress and grooming. Read more about the military's recent policy.
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U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback on religious freedom

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, discusses the importance of fighting religious oppression around the world.
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Iran’s regime must stop persecuting the Baháʼí [video]

The U.S. is calling on Iran's regime to end its persecution of the Baháʼí religious community, who have faced discrimination in Iran since 1979.
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In Rome, Pompeo salutes defenders of religious freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urges religious leaders to defend those who are forbidden from practicing their faith by authoritarian regimes.
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Ambassador Brownback: Religious persecution remains a persistent problem

Many people around the world are not allowed to worship freely. Learn more about U.S. leadership in protecting religious freedom globally.
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Pompeo: ‘The international human rights project is in crisis’

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called on countries to renew their commitment to protecting the human rights of all people.
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Beijing’s attack on Uyghurs 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.