Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2015 | USCIRF     Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2015 Annual Report.  This year’s report, the 16th since the Commission’s creation in 1998, documents religious freedom... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2015 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today solemnly marks the 100 year anniversary of the tragic killing of over one million Armenians in what is now modern-day Turkey. USCIRF recognizes the profound... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2015 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 15 is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, an international day commemorating the six million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany and her allies.  It is a solemn day of remembrance, recalling those who... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2015 | USCIRF Calls on President-Elect to Govern Inclusively and Address Inter-Faith Tensions WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) congratulates the people of Nigeria on peaceful national elections held on March 28.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2015 | USCIRF Washington, D.C. – As the Iranian government prepares to respond on March 19 to recommendations made during the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday, March 15, the day an official U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) delegation to Pakistan departed the country, Pakistani Taliban terrorists attacked two churches in Lahore during worship services.  At... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2015 | USCIRF Statement of Commissioner Eric P. Schwartz upon completing a visit to Sri Lanka, March 15-17, 2015 I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka with USCIRF Senior Policy Analyst Sahar Chaudhry to assess the climate for religious... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2015 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 15 marked the 4th anniversary of the protests in Damascus, Aleppo and Daraa which set the stage for the Syrian conflict.  On this sad anniversary, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) remembers... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expresses deep concern about reports this week in both Arabic and English language media that a General Court in Saudi Arabia sentenced to death a young Saudi man... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the abduction of more than 200 Assyrian Christians by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northeastern Syria and calls for the... Read More

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