It may surprise many people to know that there is a Cuban Council of Churches, and that there is a thriving, growing faith community in Cuba.
Religious freedom is a shield against tyranny.
This attack campaign has included one of the highest officials in the White House going to the blogosphere to call out Hobby Lobby by name for daring, as a “for-profit corporation,” to assert its First Amendment rights.
We must start, not by condemning unawareness, but by providing opportunities for people to learn the truth.
As it often is the first right taken away, religious freedom serves as the proverbial canary in the coal mine, warning us that denial of other liberties almost surely will follow.
In several notable cases, the actions of the administration can even be construed as being diametrically opposed to the concept of religious freedom.
Christians United for Israel (CUFI) sits at the nexus of the two things the far-left and the far-right commonly despise: Christian political advocacy and the Jewish state of Israel. As a result, from time-to-time, an overzealous college/graduate...
This past Sunday, the United States commemorated International Religious Freedom Day, marking the 15th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA).
IRFA created an international religious freedom office in the U.S. State Department, headed by an ambassador-at-large, and the independent, bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which I chair. Since its inception, USCIRF has monitored religious freedom worldwide and made policy recommendations to the president, secretary of state, and Congress in response to governments that violate this fundamental right.