Freedom Of Religion

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U.S. launches International Religious Freedom Alliance

Countries from around the world came together to pledge their support in fighting for religious freedom and ending the persecution of religious minorities.
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Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

A report by Reporters Without Borders reveals four decades of the Iranian revolutionary regime's lies and its abuses of Iranian citizens.
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Iran’s 41-year ‘brain drain’

An estimated 5 million Iranians, most with advanced university degrees, have left Iran since the Iranian revolution in 1979.
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The U.S. tradition of breakfast, presidents and prayer

The National Prayer Breakfast brings together religious, business and political leaders and has been attended by every president since Eisenhower in 1953.
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The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
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Some U.S. schools have religious roots [photo gallery]

The new book "Faith+ Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows how Americans worship, work and live together. Download the free PDF to learn more.
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Celebrating Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. [video]

January 16 is National Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. Religious freedom is a central U.S. value. Learn how the U.S. promotes it worldwide.
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Women in Iran: Before and after 1979 [infographic]

Iran was a very different place for women before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979. See in one image the stark difference.
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Humanitarian causes unite people of all faiths

The new book "Faith + Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows the robust and diverse religious landscape in America. Download the free PDF.