Results from Tag: 'u.s. commission on international religious freedom'
‘The administration must do more than occasionally raise issues of concern,’ says Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., in response to new State Department report.
First appointed to the commission by President Obama in 2014, Father Reese succeeds Robert George as its chairman.
The right to exercise religion came under sustained assault around the world in 2015, according to a new report from a bipartisan United States commission, affecting Christians, Muslims and Jews, among others.
Robert George, the commission’s chairman, said on April 20, ‘The CPC designation brings with it a unique toolbox of policy options to effectively promote religious freedom, and USCIRF encourages the administration to use these tools.’
The bill, which aims to fight terrorism and promote security, passed the U.S. House Subcommittee for Global Human Rights on Thursday.
The 28-year-old victim was lynched March 19 by a mob after an accusation, later refuted by police officials, that she burned a Quran.