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On June 27, 2019, Vice Chair Nadine Maenza testified at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on violations of the right to freedom of religion of Christian communities around the world. Written Testimony Hearing Webpage
On September 27, 2018, then Chair Tenzin Dorjee testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations at a hearing entitled, "China's War on Christianity and Other Religious Faiths.". In his testimony,...
On April 18, 2018, Commissioner Father Thomas Reese testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at a hearing on the refugee crisis in Eritrea. In his testimony, Chair Reese discussed USCIRF's Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project. Written Testimony Oral Statement Video ...
On February 15, 2018, Vice Chair Kristina Arriaga testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at a hearing on religious prisoners of conscience. In her testimony, Vice Chair Arriaga discussed USCIRF's Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project.  Written Testimony  Oral...
On February 14, 2018, Commissioner Dorjee testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on religious freedom violations in Tibet. Written Testimony  Oral Statement Video Recording of the Hearing  
Thomas J. Reese, S.J., USCIRF Commissioner, testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on February 6, 2018. In his testimony, Commissioner Reese discussed the causes behind mass atrocities and recommendations for US policies to prevent such atrocities in the future.  Written...
Oral Statement AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY  Commissioner Thomas Reese, S.J.  U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom Vietnam Caucus/Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing on Religious Freedom in Vietnam October 24, 2017  AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Good afternoon. I want to...
Kristina Arriaga, the Vice Chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), testified before the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on October 11, 2017. In her testimony, Vice Chairwoman Arriaga discussed ...
USCIRF Commissioner Tenzin Dorjee testified on July 12, 2017 before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at a hearing titled: "Tibet: Freedom of Religion." Commissioner Dorjee is the first Tibetan Buddhist appointed to serve on USCIRF and was smuggled out of Tibet as a child after the...
USCIRF Chair Thomas J. Reese, S.J. testified on May 24, 2017 before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at a hearing titled "Freedom of Belief: Countering Religious Violence." Click here to read Chair Reese's written testimony. Click here to read Chair Reese's oral testimony (below as prepared...

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