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For Your Information 12/26/2012 | By Katrina Lantos Swett The following Washington Post On Faith opinion waspublished on December 24, 2012. In a poem that became one of America"s most beautiful Christmas carols, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "I heard the bells on Christmas day, their old... Read More
For Your Information December 20, 2012 | By Katrina Lantos Swett Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has passed a succession of anti-human rights laws curtailing freedom of expression, association, and assembly. Parliament might even pass a proposed blasphemy law that clearly would violate... Read More
For Your Information December 19, 2012 | By: Mary Ann Glendon and Azizah al-Hibri The following commentary appeared in The National Interest on December 18, 2012. When most people picture Western Europe, they envision well-established democracies where fundamental... Read More
For Your Information July 6,2011| By: William Shaw and Nina Shea The following op-ed appeared in The Hill on July 6, 2011. On July 9, the world will witness the birth of a new nation and a triumph for religious freedom and related rights. The people of South Sudan chose independence in a... Read More
For Your Information December 14, 2012| ByRep. Frank Wolf, Rep. James McGovern, and Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in Politico on December 14, 2012. Gao Zhisheng is one of the most respected human rights lawyers in China. In the course of defending... Read More
For Your Information December 6, 2012| By Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appearned in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on December 6, 2012. Starting on Saturday evening, Dec. 8, Jews in Pittsburgh and across the world will be lighting Hanukkah... Read More
For Your Information November 26, 2012| By Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in the Boston Herald on November 22, 2012. Thanksgiving Day and the first feast of the Pilgrims remind us of their brave journey across the Atlantic in search of the freedom to... Read More
For Your Information November 13, 2012| By Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared on Al.com (By Special to The Birmingham News) on November 10, 2012. We observe Veterans Day Monday and honor our fellow Americans who have bravely defended our freedoms and kept us... Read More
For Your Information October 29, 2012| By Katrina Lantos Swett The following appeared in The Washington Post On Faith on October 27, 2012. Across the globe, religion and belief continue to matter deeply in the lives of people and their cultures. From worship to prayer, births to funerals,... Read More
For Your Information 10/25/2012| By Katrina Lantos Swett , Mary Ann Glendon and Robert P. George The following op-ed appeared in Roll Call on October 25, 2012. In the aftermath of the recent controversy over the notorious anti-Muslim film and the reaction to it around the world, now may... Read More

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