More on International Religious Freedom

Suzan Johnson Cook to resign as religious freedom ambassador

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is … Continued

Ethicist Shaun Casey to oversee religious engagement for State Department

WASHINGTON — Amid persistent criticism that the U.S. marginalizes religion and religious people in its foreign policy, Secretary of State … Continued

Blasphemy, the ‘crime’ that cannot be spoken

Imagine being hung upside down by your feet. Electric wires are tied around your ankles and you’re threatened repeatedly with … Continued

Honor U.S. values and interests: Back religious freedom abroad

Fifteen years ago, on May 14, 1998, U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a landmark effort to promote … Continued

Ahmadis in Pakistan face unfair election

A Pakistani woman walks past posters of a parliamentary election candidate. B.K. Bangash/Associated ) On May 11th, the world’s second … Continued

Activists scold U.S. over prison imprisoned in Iran

WASHINGTON — Religious freedom activists scolded the U.S. State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday (March 15) on … Continued

So this is Christmas . . .

AP A Christian worshiper prays at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus … Continued

Commemorating International Religious Freedom Day

Across the globe, religion and belief continue to matter deeply in the lives of people and their cultures. From worship … Continued

Religious liberty: Gold for the U.S.?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks on the “State of International Religious Freedom” July 30, 2012 … Continued

Federal lawsuit charges religious freedom commission with discriminating against Muslims

This story has been updated. Some Washington figures prominently connected with promoting religious freedom overseas are acccused in a federal … Continued