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November 16, 2017   •   

USCIRF Explains Why it Urges the State Department to Include Russia and Pakistan on the Countries of Particular Concern List

In the annual report, released in April, USCIRF recommended that 16 countries be designated CPCs: Burma, Central African Republic, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

May 17, 2017   •   

U.S. Religious Freedom Policy Recommendations Presented to National Security Council

Religious Freedom Institute (RFI), the International Religious Freedom Roundtable and the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) briefed the National Security Council May 4 on their recommendations for a comprehensive international religious freedom policy and its importance to national security.

February 14, 2017   •   

Short List for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Foreign Policy reports that a short list leaked this week contains the names of three possible candidates to fill the position of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom in the State Department.

January 17, 2017   •   

Ambassador Brings Live Religious Freedom Discussion to Facebook

David N. Saperstein departed his position this month as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom in the U.S. Department of State.

January 3, 2017   •   

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Appoints New Executive Director

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has appointed Erin D. Singshinsuk as its new Executive Director.

November 30, 2016   •   

International Religious Freedom Roundtable: A Vital Nexus for Faith and Government Leaders

Continuing its mission to reduce global restrictions on religion, the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable met this month in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

November 22, 2016   •   

Interview with Ambassador David N. Saperstein

David N. Saperstein is the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He is a principal advisor to the President and Secretary of State and serves as the country’s chief diplomat on issues of religious freedom worldwide.

October 15, 2016   •   

IRF Roundtable Urges Passage of Pending Religious Freedom Resolution

When members of the United States Congress return to Washington after the elections in November, religious freedom advocates are hopeful the Senate will pass H.R. 1150, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act

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