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The global Jewish community is facing a rising tide of anti-Semitic hatred characterized by vandalism, Holocaust denial, violent attacks, hate speech, and the perpetuation of vicious stereotypes. Devastating attacks on synagogues, like the one in October in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur, illustrate the risks Jews take by seeking to worship and live out their religious identity. Jews in some regions are even refraining from wearing kippahs, Star of David necklaces, and other identifying clothing in order to prevent targeted attacks against them.

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a briefing on its latest report, Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Hate Speech Laws in Africa: Implications for Freedom of Religion or Belief, and a discussion with expert panelists about restrictions on civic space in Africa and ways U.S. policy can help address these concerns.

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a hearing about the global targeting of houses of worship and holy sites around the world and how to protect them.

USCIRF Commissioner Gary Bauer and Policy Analyst Dominic Nardi presented highlights about religious freedom in China through a webinar, the fourth in a series looking at select countries covered by USCIRF's 2019 Annual Report.

10/3/19: Webinar #3: Iraq

USCIRF Commissioner Anurima Bhargava and Policy Analyst Kurt Werthmuller presented highlights about religious freedom in Iraq through a webinar, the third in a series looking at select countries covered by USCIRF's 2019 Annual Report.

During the week of the 2019 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, USCIRF participated through the following events.

On Tuesday June 26, 2019, USCIRF Commissioner Anurima Bhargava and Deputy Director of Research and Policy Tina Mufford presented highlights about religious freedom in Burma through a webinar, the second in a series looking at select countries covered by USCIRF's 2019 Annual Report.

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