October 19, 2017 •
Blasphemy Laws: Religious Suppression and Political Authoritarianism
Elizabeth Cassidy and Andrew Kornbluth from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) presented the Commission’s findings on the world’s blasphemy laws October 17 at a conference held at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center in Washington D.C.
October 18, 2017 •
USCIRF Vice Chairwoman Testifies Before the House That Religious Freedom Violations Have Security Implications for the United States
Kristina Arriaga, 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 October 18 on the “government’s role in protecting international religious freedom.
October 17, 2017 •
The Truth About Islam, and Why What Book You Worship with Doesn’t Matter to Me
“I worship not that which ye worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. To you be your way, and to me mine…”
October 11, 2017 •
Panel on the Scientology Religion Held at the Inaugural Conference of the European Academy of Religions
Article by Eric Roux, Vice President of the Church of Scientology European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights, and the President of the European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom, about panel on the Church of Scientology at the inaugural conference of the European Academy of Religions.
September 18, 2017 •
Scientology Presentation to Working Session 9 at the OSCE – ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of 2017
Warsaw, Poland • Oral presentation at the OSCE - ODIHR Meeting of 2017, Working session 9 — discussions concerning tolerance and nondiscrimination.
September 17, 2017 •
Scientology Presentation to Working Session 6 at the OSCE – ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of 2017
Warsaw, Poland • Oral presentation at the OSCE - ODIHR Meeting of 2017, Working session 6.
September 14, 2017 •
State Department to Close Office of Religion and Global Affairs
In an article published in Religion & Politics September 5, Shaun Casey, former U.S. State Department Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs, wrote of his frustration with the State Department and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Tillerson’s decision to close the Office of Religion and Global Affairs.
September 8, 2017 •
China Enacts New Regulations That Restrict Faiths Practiced Outside Organizations Not Approved by the State
China’s cabinet has passed new rules to regulate religion to bolster national security, “fight extremism” and restrict faith practiced outside organizations approved by the State.
September 7, 2017 •
Scientology Volunteers Help with Hurricane Harvey
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers arrived in Rockport, Texas shortly after Hurricane Harvey had hit the area causing extensive damage to property, fatalities, and injuries to residents of the area.
Scientology on Newseum’s “5 Minutes of Religious Freedom”
In an interview published by Religious Freedom Center, Rev. Susan Taylor, Public Affairs Director of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., spoke of the importance the Scientology religion places on religious freedom.