Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform With Sen. Grassley
The Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition [ICJC] and Friends Committee on National Legislation co-hosted a program on sentencing reform, Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform, with Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa.
Congress to Consider New Legislation to Assist Tibetan Refugees
The bipartisan Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act has been introduced in the U.S. Congress by two lawmakers. It proposes granting 3,000 immigrant visas over a three-year period to qualified displaced Tibetans.
U.S. Rep Frank Wolf (Ret.) Urges Church Leaders to Speak Up on International Religious Persecution
Western church leaders have not been outspoken enough about religious persecution and human rights violations around the world, said U.S. Congressman Frank R. Wolf (Ret.) at a recent luncheon in McLean, Virginia.
December 27, 2016 •
U.S. Congressman Ben Gilman’s Human Rights Legacy
When Ben Gilman passed away December 17 at age 94, he had been retired for 15 years from the U.S. Congressional seat he held for 30 years. The district he represented encompassed portions of Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties north of New York City.
October 27, 2016 •
International Religious Freedom Day
Today, October 27, is International Religious Freedom Day. This year it commemorates the 17th anniversary of the enactment of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA). The International Religious Freedom Act was passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan initiative in the U.S.