Op-Eds

FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 20, 2015 | Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in Berkley Cornerstone on May 13, 2015 EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was taken from the introduction to USCIRF’s 2015 Annual Report. “I will follow anyone…and remind everyone…of the fate…of the…Yazidi…... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION  April 15, 2015 | By: Thomas J. Reese and Daniel I. Mark The following op-ed appeared in Foreign Affairs on April 15, 2015 “Our people survived [deportation by] Stalin,” commented a manager of ATR, which, until April 1, was the only Crimean Tatar television station left... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION  April 2, 2015 | By Katrina Lantos Swett, M. Zuhdi Jasser and Hannah Rosenthal The following op-ed appeared in U.S. News and World Report on April 2, 2015. The targeting and murder of four Jews in the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket during January’s terrorist... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION February 26, 2015 | By Katrina Lantos Swett & Robert P. George The following op-ed appeared in Al Jazeera America on February 26, 2015.   By all accounts, the past year in China was a punishing one for freedom of religion or belief. In the name of... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION February 24, 2015 | By Eric P. Schwartz & M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in USA Today on February 24, 2015. Given the record numbers of people from Syria, Iraq, Burma and elsewhere who fled their homes, 2014 could well be called the Year of the Refugee... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION February 3, 2015 | By Katrina Lantos Swett & M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in The Huffington Post on February 3, 2015 What did the terrorist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and the kosher supermarket in Paris share with the... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION December 11, 2014 | By Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett and Daniel I. Mark The following op-ed appeared in Deseret News on December 11, 2014. Today, Dec. 10, as we commemorate Human Rights Day and the landmark 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), we recall how last... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION December 1, 2014 | By Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett and Dr. Robert P. George  The following op-ed appeared in The Moscow Times on November 26, 2014. Last Friday, a video deemed offensive to the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church was ruled... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION October 27, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and Mary Ann Glendon The following op-ed appeared in The Seattle Times on October 24, 2014 NORTH Korea’s release of Jeffrey Fowle, imprisoned for leaving a Bible in a public place, still leaves two other Americans in captivity.... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION October 6, 2014 | By M. Zuhdi Jasser and Hannah Rosenthal The following op-ed appeared in The Detroit News on October 4, 2014. On Saturday we will witness a confluence of two holy days of Judaism and Islam, offering a unique moment to reflect on the imperative of... Read More

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