Op-Eds

May 15, 2012 | by Leonard A. Leo and Katrina Lantos Swett The following essay appeared in the Columbia University Journal of International Affairs today. For a link to the original article, go to http://jia.sipa.columbia.edu/religious-freedom-violations-south-asia . In March of this year, the... Read More
March 20, 2012 | by Leonard A. Leo , Felice D. Gaer and Tiffany Lynch The following essay appeared in World Affairs Journal today. For a link to the original essay, go to http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/sudans-continuing-war-religious-freedom . In July 2011... Read More
For Your Information July 3, 2012| by Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in Stars and Stripes on July 3, 2012 at www.stripes.com/honor-july-4-by-upholding-first-freedom-1.182008 . As we celebrate our Declaration of Independence, we are reminded of its powerful proclamation of... Read More
February 16, 2012 | by Felice D. Gaer and Richard D. Land The following article appeared in the Des Moines Register yesterday.  When Vice President Xi Jinping, China"s future president, visited the White House this week, President Obama should have pressed him to reveal the whereabouts... Read More
February 9, 2012 | by Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou The following article appeared in The Hill today. For a link to the original article, go to http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/209781-honoring-religious-freedom-after-arab-spring . As Egypt marks the first... Read More
January 25, 2012 | by Leonard A. Leo and Rev. William Shaw The following op-ed appeared in the Baltimore Sun on January 23, 2012. For a link to the original article, go to http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-nigeria-20120123,0,6743343.story Since the arrival of the New Year,... Read More
May 13, 2011 | by Leonard A. Leo and Dr. Don Argue The following article was published in The Hill on 5/13/11. For the original article, go to http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/161073-after-bin-laden-the-religious-freedom-imperative The violent death of Osama... Read More
For Your Consideration December 15, 2011 By FELICE D. GAER and RICHARD D. LAND Each year, asylum seekers come to the United States seeking refuge from religious and other forms of persecution. Desiring new lives of freedom and dignity, many confront a system that, in the name of... Read More
For Your Consideration December 10, 2011 The following essay appeared as follows in the Yale Journal of International Affairs: http://yalejournal.org/2011/12/international-standards-for-constitutional-religious-freedom-protections/ Recommendations by the United States Commission on... Read More
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... Read More

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