Freedom Of Religion

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Religious celebrations and culture in the U.S.

The new book "Faith + Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows the robust and diverse religious landscape in America. Download the free PDF.
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Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, and a game called ‘dreidel’

Learn about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
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A champion of religious freedom in Brazil

Ivanir dos Santos, a Candomblé priest, has championed religious freedom in Brazil for decades. His Afro-Brazilian religion is the target of persecution.
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Faces of religious persecution: Reverend Barroso [video]

The Reverend Mario Félix Lleonart Barroso was persecuted for his faith while serving his congregation as a Baptist minister in Cuba. This is his story.
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International Human Rights Day 2019

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Learn more about the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos from around the world.
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Beijing’s attack on Uighurs 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.
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In China, your faith can lead to an internment camp [video]

The Chinese government has put more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in camps. Find out how little it takes to be detained.
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U.S. special envoy for Holocaust issues looks to the past —...

Learn how diplomat Cherrie Daniels approaches her new job, and why she believes Holocaust education is essential for young people.
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Faces of religious persecution: Rafida Bonya Ahmed [video]

Islamic militants attacked author Rafida Bonya Ahmed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2015. She calls for mutual respect among people of different faiths.