Op-Eds

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
For Your Information October 19, 2012| By Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in Eurasia Review on October 18, 2012. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which I chair, monitors violations of freedom of religion or belief around... Read More
For Your Information October 15, 2012| by Katrina Lantos Swett and Robert P. George The following op-ed appeared in Foreign Policy on October 15, 2012. A constitutional ban on blasphemy might sound like a good idea to some. But it can mean lessfreedom for everyone. Words matter -- and few... Read More
For Your Information September 27, 2012| by Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following appeared in The Washington Times on September 27, 2012 . Member states of theUnited Nationsshould ponder an alarming statistic: According to a just-releasedPew Research Centerstudy, 75... Read More
For Your Information September 7, 2012| By: Katrina Lantos Swett The following opinion appeared in Roll Call on September 6, 2012. An unmarried Baha'i woman spent three years in Iran's notorious Evin Prison charged with being a spy for Israel and the United States. She was... Read More

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