Op-Eds

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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2008 Contact: Judith Ingram Communications Director 202/523-3240 communications@uscirf.gov The Saudis' dubious interfaith agenda at the UN The country's lack of religious freedom betrays its lofty rhetoric. The real aim of its 'dialogue' is to... Read More
Say a prayer for Vietnam Asia Times Online - July 15, 2008 By Preeta D Bansal and Richard D Land WASHINGTON - Days after taking up the presidency of the United Nations Security Council in a long-sought affirmation of its international standing, the government of... Read More
Eye on Pakistan Washington Times, June 21, 2007 By Felice D. Gaer and Michael Cromartie Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met this week in Washington with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid M. Kasuri, underlining U.S. support for the Pakistani government. Ironically, while the... Read More
U.S. Must Revive Focus on Sudan If Peace Is To Be Salvaged Las Cruces Sun-News, April 20, 2007 By Bishop Ricardo Ramirez and Michael Cromartie Two years ago, the United States helped broker a peace agreement in Sudan that ended two decades of North-South civil war with solemn promises... Read More
Protecting Iraq's religious minorities The Washington Times, December 22, 2006 By Felice D. Gaer and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Since 2003, more than 1.5 million Iraqis have fled their country, and a similar number are displaced within Iraq - a massive flight of more than one in... Read More
By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou At the U.N. General Assembly last week, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf called for a strategy of "enlightened moderation" to combat terrorism, to end conflicts affecting Islamic states, and to "bridge ...... Read More

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