Op-Eds

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
FOR YOUR INFORMATION August 29, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and Daniel I. Mark The following op-ed appeared on Investor's Business Daily on August 28, 2014. When Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag — the 27-year-old Sudanese wife and mother initially sentenced to death for apostasy — arrived... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION August 1, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and Mary Ann Glendon The following op-ed appeared in The Miami Herald on July 31, 2014. This year marks the 55th anniversary of Cuba’s current government and July 26 commemorated the 61st anniversary of the revolution which swept it... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION July 30, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared on RNS on July 29, 2014.  This op-ed also appeared in the Washington Post. While last month marked the 25th anniversary of China’s silencing freedom in Tiananmen Square, this month... Read More

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