Freedom Of Religion
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.
Religious freedom is a fundamental right and a U.S. priority. The State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report monitors abuses.
Survivors of religious persecution shared their stories at the State Department's second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington.
Russia has criminalized the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them as “extremist,” arresting and imprisoning them, and now torturing them.
August 22 commemorates victims of religious persecution. The story of Pastor Andrew Brunson illustrates how important religious freedom is around the world.
The Chinese government is using special mobile apps to watch ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, cataloging and recording their every move.
Over the past several years, China has built a network of orphanages for ethnic minority children whose parents are in internment camps.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls the re-education camps “abhorrent.” Detainees suffer beatings and torture in an effort to wipe out their culture.
The first International Religious Freedom Awards were presented to activists from Brazil, Cyprus, Iraq, Nigeria and Sudan.