Some of the worst persecutors of religious minorities are violent extremists and terrorist organizations.
According to the newly released International Religious Freedom Report, North Korea remains a country of particular concern for its severe abuses of religious freedom.
Secretary of State Kerry has arrived in Vienna for a series of bilateral and multi-lateral discussions about Syria on October 29th and 30th.
As a commitment to the Call to Action, the United States announced its Safe from the Start Program, an initiative that aims to address and reduce the incidence of gender-based violence in emergencies.
Undercutting DAESH’s financial strength remains a key element of the United States’ strategy to ultimately degrade and defeat ISIL.
The United States remains concerned about the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Manuel Rosales.
The United States urges the Russian government to afford all citizens the right to worship as they see fit, as stated in the Russian Constitution.
In its annual Religious Freedom Report to the U.S. Congress, the Department of State noted three strong trends in 2014.
The United States believes that the rights to freedom of expression and assembly are rights that all people should enjoy – online and offline.
A resurgence of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, C.A.R., raises grave concerns for that country’s political transition and respect for the human rights of all its citizens.
“Where order has completely broken down, we must act. But we will be stronger when we act together.”
At the White House on September 23, President Barack Obama celebrated the visit to the United States of the first-ever Latin American Pontiff, Argentinian–born Pope Francis.