Freedom Of Religion

Woman scooping up wheat (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

U.S. works to prevent atrocities worldwide

In a new report, the U.S. government calls attention to atrocities around the world and details U.S. and partner nations' efforts to stop them.
Woman wearing headscarf speaking into microphone (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. supports Uyghurs in ‘Voices of Xinjiang’

Relatives of Uyghurs harassed or detained in the People's Republic of China are sharing stories through the State Department's Voices of Xinjiang project.
Man holding book and leading prayer in front of group of people (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

U.S. defends religious freedom, a universal right

The State Department's Report on International Religious Freedom tracks assaults on the right to worship. Learn how the U.S. defends religious freedom.
Hand wrapped in leather straps of tefillin holding electronic tablet over Torah (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

Diversity has long defined America’s Jewish community

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Learn why Jewish people in the United States mirror the country's diversity and why the face of Judaism is changing.
Kamaltürk Yalqun shows his father's book in April 2019 in Philadelphia. Yalqun Rozi, who is imprisoned in the People's Republic of China, devoted his life to Uighur literature and education. (© Jacqueline Larma/AP Images)

Uyghur educators face prison, death in China

The People's Republic of China sentences Uyghur educators to prison as part of a campaign of repression against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, critics say.
Left: Book cover with Statue of Liberty (Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf). Right: Portrait of Roya Hakakian (© Masih Alinejad)

A beginner’s guide to America

Roya Hakakian, a human rights activist, poet, author and naturalized U.S. citizen, shares memories of adjusting to life in America.
Artist's rendering of people walking in hall with engraved words on one wall arranged around a stylized American flag (© Elia Architecture & Interiors)

A facade celebrating press freedom moves to Philadelphia

A stone tablet of the 45-word First Amendment is moving to Philadelphia, across from Independence Hall. Learn why and the message it sends to the world.
Zainab Al-Suwaij (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

4 Arab Americans share their insights on the United States

These Arab Americans give speeches all over the world, detailing their experiences in the United States. Read their inspiring stories.
Exposed beams, walls and ceiling of main hall of Etz Hayim synagogue (© Yusuf Tuvi)

U.S., Turkey join to protect cultural heritage

Even before signing a cultural property agreement, the U.S. and Turkey worked together to save a centuries-old synagogue that was on the verge of collapse.