Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 14, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom will hold its first hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 15 to examine religious persecution and the 17-year civil war in Sudan. The hearing is... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 11, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announced today additional witnesses who will appear at its Tuesday, Feb. 15, hearing on religious persecution and the civil war in... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 8, 2000 Contact: Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240 For 17 years, the Sudanese government in Khartoum has waged civil war against Christians and followers of traditional African religions in the south. More than 2 million people have died... Read More
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

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