Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2013 | By USCIRF Religious Freedom: Iran's Litmus Test Washington, D.C. - On the eve of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's first ever address to the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges him to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2013| By USCIRF USCIRF Letter to President Obama on Unprecedented Sectarian Attacks Committed Against Christians in Egypt   The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sent the following letter to President Obama... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2013 | By USCIRF Washington, D.C. - The Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, today swore in Dr. Robert P. George as the Chairman of the U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in a ceremony at the Supreme Court. Dr. George took... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama on August 30, 2013 announced his intent to appoint Dr. James J. Zogby to serve on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). "USCIRF warmly welcomes Dr. Zogby as our newest incoming... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2013 | By USCIRF USCIRF is deeply concerned by the violence against protestors and the targeting of churches in Egypt. The government's excessive use of force when breaking up protests, the high number of deaths, the return to a state of emergency, and the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 31, 2013 | By USCIRF The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply concerned by reports that Raif Badawi, a Saudi website editor, was convicted and sentenced on July 29 to seven years in prison and 600 lashes on blasphemy and other... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2013 | by USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commends the European Union's recent adoption of Guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief , as well as a recent report on religious freedom by a... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Kazakh government reportedly soon will try two activists for their religious freedom-related activities. Atheist blogger Aleksandr Kharlamov, 63, had been held for four months in a psychiatric hospital and remains imprisoned... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, was elected today as Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2013 | by USCIRF WASHINGTON D.C. -- On the one-year anniversary of the crackdown on Muslim protestors for peacefully advocating for their religious freedom rights, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls on the Ethiopian government to... Read More

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