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Nearly 70 percent of the world's population lives in countries where
religious practices are restricted and minority groups are unable to
fully live out their faith, according to the Pew Forum on Religion &
Last week President Obama nominated an ambassador at large for international religious freedom, a position created by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.
In a speech in Cairo about a year ago, President Obama sought a "new beginning" for the United States and the world's Muslims.
With an open collared baby blue shirt and Dolce & Gabbana jacket hugging his slim frame, Tariq Ramadan appears the epitome of Western sophistication.
Tariq Ramadan, the Swiss-born Islamic scholar who was just allowed into the United States after a six-year ban instituted by the Bush administration, told American Muslims on Tuesday to get involved with all sectors of American society, instead of being "obsessed" with whether they're considered terrorists.
Hundreds more Jewish young people from Los Angeles will be able to take free educational trips to Israel because of a $700,000 donation from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to the Birthright Israel Foundation, the two organizations have announced.
Ten years ago, I was in Egypt interviewing Coptic Christians who described how persecution by Muslims had become a way of life for them.
Good riddance to the aughts, naughts or ohs. By whatever name, the first decade of the 21st century has been devastating for religious liberty in much of the world.
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has just released a fascinating study on the state of religious freedom around the world.
In Indonesia, Muslim groups burn down a mosque belonging to the minority Ahmadiyya.
About one-third of the countries in the world have high restrictions on religion, exposing almost 70 percent of the globe's population to limitations on their faith, new research shows.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of the great moral statements of the 20th century, could not be clearer.
Intan Suci Nurhati was on her way to a religious gathering when her sisters called to say they were under attack.
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