Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2014 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the UN General Assembly’s passage on December 18 of a resolution that condemns North Korea’s “ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2014 I USCIRF Washington, D.C. – To commemorate International Human Rights Day tomorrow, December 10, the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (USCIRF) highlights the plight of prisoners of conscience around the world, particularly those imprisoned due to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2014 I USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the horrific November 28 attack on worshippers at Kano’s Central Mosque that killed and injured more than 100 persons.  “We offer our deepest... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2014 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the despicable slaughter in a Jerusalem synagogue of four Rabbis and one police officer.  Two Palestinians armed with a... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today urged the Turkish government to reopen the Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary, the only Greek Orthodox educational institution in Turkey, which was closed 43 years... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2014  | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In the face of escalating violations worldwide of religious freedom, an initiative that the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) promoted was launched on November 8 to create a global... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2014 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two anniversaries this month highlight the importance of continually confronting and combatting anti-Semitism wherever and whenever it arises.  This past Sunday, November 9th, marked the 76th anniversary of the 1938... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2014 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of President Obama’s November 12-14 trip to Burma, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released a new report, “Burma: Religious Freedom and Related Human Rights Violations are Hindering... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2014 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the recent formal arrest of Wu Zeheng, also known as Buddhist Zen Master Shi Xingwu, and more than a dozen of his followers.  They were charged... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2014 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today commemorates International Religious Freedom Day, marking the 16th anniversary of the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA).... Read More

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