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By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers and sisters in Iraq face the unthinkable: the possible obliteration of their community, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Victimized by violence,... Read More
For your consideration: US to Bashir: Zero Tolerance for Gamesmanship By Nina Shea and William Shaw The story is all-too-familiar. A Sudanese town is burnt to the ground. Schools and hospitals are targeted and destroyed. Hundreds of civilians are murdered by tribal militia and... Read More
For Your Information 09/22/2012| ByLeonard A. Leo and Don Argue The following op-ed appeared in AOL News on September 22, 2010. (Sept. 22) -- President Barack Obama will be delivering an address on Thursday to the U.N. General Assembly and, as in previous years, it is almost certain that he... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2010 The following op-ed by Leonard Leo and Elizabeth Prodromouappreared in the The Huffington Post on August 16, 2010. The global community may have a new advocate for international religious freedom-- Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel declared before a... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2010   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nigeria's Acting President Johnathan Goodluck said today in World Magazine that the violence in Nigeria was “purely ethnic,” and that outsiders had misperceptions about the violence. World Magazine also noted that the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2010 Washignton DC- The Huffington Post today published the following op-ed written by commissioners Imam Talal Eid and Nina Shea. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/imam-talal-eid/saudi-government-extremis_b_436786.html Terrorists are not... Read More
For Your Information The following Op-Ed appeared in the Washington Times on October 4, 2009 Overlooking Religious Minorities By Elizabeth H. Prodromou and Leonard Leo Anyone taking public transportation in Washington recently has seen the posters of a beautiful Turkish dancer beckoning... Read More
By Talal Eid and Don Argue While India recently celebrated 62 years of independence as the world’s largest democracy, this month also marked the first anniversary of the anti-Christian violence in the state of Orissa. India is home to people from a multitude of cultural and... Read More
  For Your Information August 15, 2009| by Michael Cromartie and Elizabeth H. Prodromou   The following Op-Ed appeared in the Miami Herald on August 15, 2009 Last week was important for those seeking to reform the U.S. system by which asylum seekers are detained... Read More
On Easter Sunday April 12, 2009, the Washington Post published a travel article on Kazakhstan . The US Commission on International Religious Freedom sent this letter in response April 14, 2009 Dear Washington Post Editors – While Kazakhstan may be "heaven... Read More

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