Press Releases

December 26, 2011 |byUSCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed grave concern over the latest outbreak of sectarian religious violence on Christmas Day in Nigeria and renewed its call for the Nigerian government to investigate, prosecute, and... Read More
December 14, 2011| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Bahraini government-appointed committee should address concerns related to the demolition earlier this year of dozens of Shi'a Muslim religious structures, said the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). On November... Read More
For Immediate Release December 14, 2011| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - A report documenting Sudanese government violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states was released today by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom... Read More
WHO: Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Leonard Leo, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). WHAT: The release of a USCIRF report documenting the human rights violations committed by the government of Sudan based on religion, ethnicity,... Read More
December 6, 2011 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom regrets to have to bring to your attention the attached resolution, which we understand to reflect our legal obligations to prepare to cease all operations unless reauthorized by December 16, 2011. It remains our most... Read More
November 16, 2011 | by USCIRF Washington, D.C. - The self-immolations of Tibetan monks and nuns are the direct result of China's harsh suppression of Tibetan culture and religion, said the US Commission on International Religious Freedom yesterday. The U.S. bipartisan federal agency urged the... Read More
The following letter was sent to the President | by USCIRF November 14, 2011 The President The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: On behalf of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), allow me to wish you a safe and productive visit to... Read More
November 11, 2011 | by USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns yesterday's aerial bombing of the Yida refugee camp in the Unity state of the Republic of South Sudan, the world's newest nation, reportedly by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) of the Republic of... Read More
November 9, 2011 | by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new study sponsored by the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and conducted by the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) found that Pakistan's public schools and madrassas negatively portray the country's religious... Read More
WHO: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) – Leonard Leo, USCIRF Chair, Knox Thames, USCIRF Policy Director and Azhar Hussain, ICRD. WHAT:The release of a first-of-its-kind study of public and private Pakistani school... Read More

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