Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2014| USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today urged the U.S. government to emphasize the plight of religious minorities and the protection of religious freedom for all Syrians during the upcoming Geneva II peace conference,... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2013 | By USCIRF USCIRF Letter to President Obama on Upcoming Meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sent the following letter to President Obama on October 30, 2013: The President... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2013| USCIRF During his October 23 White House meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, USCIRF urges President Obama to raise concerns about the dire religious freedom situation in Pakistan, with both Muslims and religious minorities consistently... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2013| By USCIRF On Sunday September 22, reportedly the worst attack on Pakistani Christians in that nation's history took place. On that day, two suicide bombers attacked the All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, as services were ending, killing at least 83... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2013| By USCIRF USCIRF Letter to President Obama on Upcoming Meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sent the following letter to President Obama on September 23, 2013: The President... Read More
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

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