International Religious Liberty

Human Rights and International Religious Liberty in the Trump Administration

On April 19 at the National Press Club in downtown DC, Providence hosted a panel discussion that discussed American priorities for international human rights and religious liberty.

What You Should Know About Coptic Christians
What You Should Know About Coptic Christians

Last weekend two bombings occurred during Palm Sunday services in two Coptic churches in Egypt. Here is what you should know about Coptic Christians, one of the world’s most persecuted religious groups.

An Eye on Egypt after the Palm Sunday Bombings
An Eye on Egypt after the Palm Sunday Bombings

In Egypt, Muslims and Christians tend to be friends, neighbors, and quite similar in common culture. At the same time, there is a latent but tangible reservoir of mistrust.

Trump Should Use Egypt Bombings as Occasion for New Policy on Protecting Middle Eastern Minorities
Trump Should Use Egypt Bombings as Occasion for New Policy Protecting Middle Eastern Minorities

Despite repeated assurances from President Sisi to protect the country’s large Coptic minority, his government appears unwilling or unable to actually deliver on his promises.

Secret Soviet Genocide Brought to the Silver Screen: The Holodomor’s Hidden History behind Bitter Harvest
Secret Soviet Genocide Brought to the Silver Screen: The Holodomor’s Hidden History behind Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest professionally illustrates the Holodomor, one of 20th-century Europe’s central tragedies and one of the Soviet Union’s greatest crimes against humanity.

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The Syrian Crisis: American Interests and Moral Considerations

Today the Hudson Institute and Providence co-hosted a panel discussion focused on the ongoing crisis in Syria and how America’s interests and moral considerations interact.

Slovakia’s New Religious Registration Law is a Step in the Wrong Direction
Slovakia’s New Religious Registration Law is a Step in the Wrong Direction

Slovakia’s new religious registration law violates the collective aspect of religious freedom by erecting barriers to religious groups’ registration and performance of their basic functions.

ProvCast Episode 7: North Korea Human Rights Crisis Olivia Enos Podcast
ProvCast Episode 7: North Korea’s Human Rights Crisis

In this episode we will speak with Olivia Enos from the Heritage Foundation about different North Korea human rights issues—including North Koreans being trafficked through China, religious persecution, and other violations.

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We Must Prioritize the Persecuted

Prioritizing the most persecuted in refugee admissions is not only the right thing to do. It’s something we already do. Religious minorities, particularly Yezidis and Christians in Iraq and Syria, deserve the same priority status that is currently accorded to other groups facing unique dangers, including religious minorities in Iran and elsewhere, and Iraqis who assisted U.S. forces.

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