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
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... 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... 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... 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