USCIRF Events During 2019 Ministerial

Jul 16


Jul 16th 4:00pm - Jul 18th 2:00pm

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


Tuesday, July 16

The Mass Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques in China
Sponsored by Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP)
Speaking: Commissioner Tenzin Dorjee
4:00 - 5:00 pm
George Washington University*
Marvin Center

A Conversation with U.S. Lawmakers on Religious Persecution
Sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Congressional Caucus and Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC)
Speaking: Commissioner Tenzin Dorjee
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Capitol Visitor Center (HVC 201)
First Street SE
Washington, DC 20004

Will Religious Freedom Survive in Northeast Syria?
Sponsored by Family Research Council (FRC)
Speaking: Chair Tony Perkins
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Family Research Council
801 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Wednesday, July 17

Best Practices in International Religious Freedom Advocacy (Breakout Session)
Speaking: Commissioner Kristina Arriaga
10:45 - 12:15 pm
State Department*

Deep Dive — Challenges to Religious Freedom in the Middle East and North Africa (Breakout Session)
Speaking: Director of Research & Policy Dwight Bashir
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
State Department*

Monitoring International Religious Freedom (Breakout Session)
Speaking: Chair Tony Perkins and Vice Chair Gayle Manchin; Q&A with all Commissioners
1:15 - 2:45 pm
State Department*

Journalism and International Religious Freedom (Breakout Session)
Speaking: Commissioner Johnnie Moore
1:15 - 2:45 pm
State Department*

Quantifying Religious Freedom: A 10-Year Global Analysis of Pew Research
Sponsored by Christianity Today and Institute for Global Engagement (IGE)
Speaking: Commissioner Kristina Arriaga
1:30 - 3:00 pm
George Washington University*
Marvin Center

Deep Dive — Challenges to Religious Freedom in East Asia and Pacific (Breakout Session)
Speaking: Deputy Director of Research & Policy Tina Mufford
1:45 - 3:15 pm
State Department*

Shining a Light on the Uyghur Crisis & Reflecting on Our Global Movement for Religious Freedom (Ministerial Reception)
Sponsored by IRF Roundtable
Speaking: Vice Chair Nadine Maenza
6:00 - 8:00 pm
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037

The Role of International Religious Freedom in U.S. Foreign Policy
Sponsored by the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, George Washington University
Speaking: Commissioners Anurima Bhargava and Johnnie Moore
The George Washington Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
5:15 - 6:30 pm


Thursday, July 18

U.S. Government Grant Training (Hosted by USCIRF)
Opening Remarks: Vice Chair Gayle Manchin
9:00 - 11:00 am
Government Publishing Office
Harding Hall
732 N. Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 201401

The Impact of War on Religious Freedom
Speaking: Vice Chair Nadine Maenza and Commissioner Kristina Arriaga
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Museum of the Bible
400 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Falun Gong Rally
Speaking: Vice Chair Gayle Manchin
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

Christian Holy Sites and Holy Places in the Middle East
Sponsored by International Community of the Holy Sepulchre and Hudson Institute's Working Group on Christians and Religious Pluralism in the Middle East
Speaking: Commissioner Kristina Arriaga
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Washington School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20052


For more information about the 2019 Ministerial, click here.

For more information about side events taking place during the Ministerial, click here.