Freedom Of Religion

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The United States is a place of many religions

The United States is a country of many religions, a diversity that enriches society. Explore the story of religion in America in this gallery of images.
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In photos: Pompeo in Europe

Secretary Pompeo is traveling in Europe the first week of October. Here are some notable quotes on religious freedom, trade and other issues.
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Pompeo champions religious freedom at the Vatican

During his visit to the Vatican, Secretary Pompeo emphasized the need for a united front against global human rights violations.
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Faces of religious persecution: Jewher Ilham [video]

Jewher Ilham, a Uighur Muslim, escaped China in 2013 when her father was arrested by the Communist Party. Watch her story.
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In photos: Religious freedom in America

Freedom of religion is a fundamental right in the United States. It is a key value to Americans and is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
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35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

The partnership of the U.S. and the Vatican focuses on religious freedom, the fight against human trafficking and the role of women in the Catholic Church.
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A fall tradition: American Jews observe holy days

Learn about the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
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President Trump stands up for religious freedom

At a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations, President Trump called on countries to protect religious freedom and end persecution based on beliefs.
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Protecting religious freedom: A U.S. priority

Religious freedom is a fundamental right and a U.S. priority. The State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report monitors abuses.