The Hill's Congress Blog - Where Lawmakers Come To Blog December 12, 2011 By Felice D. Gaer and Nina Shea Commissioners on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) While Americans routinely enjoy religious freedom, most people live in places where it is... Read More
December 1, 2011 | by Azizah Y. al-Hibri and Richard D. Land The following article appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on November 30, 2011: On Nov. 6, Burmese soldiers burst into a church in the state of Kachin, burning and looting it, severely beating its pastor, the Rev. Yajawng Hkawng, and... Read More
November 9, 2011 | By Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou Education is a powerful force that shapes how individuals respond to fundamental differences of opinion and belief. It can encourage tolerance and respect for all, but it can also foster disdain and contempt for those who dissent from... Read More
October 29, 2011 | by Commissioners Leonard Leo and Don Argue Whether or not Iran's top leaders were aware of the recent alleged plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington, one thing is clear: They are fully aware of and complicit in severely violating the rights of their own people at... Read More
August 26, 2011 | by Elizabeth H. Prodromou and Nina Shea The following article appeared in The Hill on August 26, 2011. To access the original article, go to http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/178317-religious-freedom-for-turkey The recent resignation of Turkey"s military high... Read More
ROLL CALL Opinion Special to Roll Call Aug. 2, 2011, 4:05 p.m. In its global struggle against violent religious extremism and terror, the United States has had an increasingly strained relationship with Pakistan, which has failed to counter these forces effectively, especially in recent... Read More
July 1, 2011 | by Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou The following article appeared in the Harvard International Review. To access this article, go to http://hir.harvard.edu/protecting-religious-freedom-abroad For much of the world, there is no greater human right than the freedom to... Read More
June 22, 2011 | by Don Argue and Ted Van Der Meid The following article appeared in The Hill on June 22, 2011. For a link to the original article, go to http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/167905-a-voice-for-irans-freedom The week of June 20 marks the second anniversary of the... Read More
For Your Information March 18, 2011| by Richard D. Land and Talal Y. Eid Lifting Heavy Hand of Religious Repression Due to Eritrea"s systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), on... Read More
For your consideration: The Washington Post: Christian-Muslim Tension in Egypt: Religious Freedom Must Prevail By Leonard Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou March 16, 2011 It is not enough to advocate that Egypt’s demonstrators be heard and heeded. That alone could usher in a new form of tyranny.... Read More