Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 31, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today expressed its profound concern over recent religious strife in Indonesia and urged the United States government... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 12, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today expressed disappointment with China's move last week to consecrate five Catholic bishops. The Chinese... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 30, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The repression of religion in China has worsened considerably in recent weeks with the sentencing of several Falun Gong and Christian leaders to long prision terms, said Rabbi David... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 21, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 As United States and international policymakers wrestle with the important question about how best to express their deepest concern over Russian behavior in Chechnya, they... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 20, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today announced creation of a task force to examine possible capital-market sanctions against companies investing or doing business... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 16, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U. S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today decried the Sudanese government's use of food aid as a weapon of war and called on the U.S. government to take a series of... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 15, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U. S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today deplored apologies to the Chinese government by American mayors and governors for earlier proclamations honoring the Falun... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 09, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 09, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Rabbi David Saperstein, today reiterated President Clinton's call to China to halt its suppression of the Falun... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Rabbi David Saperstein, today hailed as progress a Russian Constitutional Court decision that religious groups... Read More

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