International Religious Liberty

Orbán, Imperfect Protector of “Christian Europe”

Hungary’s leadership in bringing the plight of persecuted Christians to the attention of an apathetic West should be applauded. Yet these good works should not obfuscate the problematic developments within Hungary.

Religious Freedom in Muslim and Christian Lands: Review of Philpott’s Religious Freedom in Islam and Wilken’s Liberty in the Things of God
Religious Freedom in Muslim and Christian Lands: Review of Philpott’s Religious Freedom in Islam and Wilken’s Liberty in the Things of God

It is a common misconception that Christianity is historically the bastion of and main cheerleader for religious freedom and Islam…

Are the Arab Gulf States Improving in Religious Liberty?
Are the Arab Gulf States Improving Religious Liberty?

When considering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen many of these countries deserve commendation for participating in interfaith dialogues. However, they have made no significant progress in improving religious liberty within their borders.

The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine
The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine

While many aspects of the Russo-Ukrainian war—such as the annexation of Crimea, the shootdown of passenger airliner MH17, and the…

Authoritarians Won't Save the Middle East's Religious Minorities
Authoritarians Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities

In every major Muslim country, governments use, abuse, and instrumentalize religion, but they don’t merely use it; they feature it…

Why a Robust Refugee Resettlement Program Matters for Religious Freedom
Why a Robust Refugee Resettlement Program Matters for Religious Freedom

The Trump administration is considering reducing the already small number of refugees who are allowed into the refugee resettlement program….

Chinese Government Targets Children to Further Control Uighurs
Chinese Government Targets Children to Further Control Uighurs

As the crisis in Xinjiang continues, new information continues to reveal the Chinese government’s pernicious and deceptive methods of political…

What You Should Know about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests
What You Should Know about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests

Daily protests in Hong Kong have been going on for more than two months, leading a top Chinese official to…

A Little God with Your Foreign Policy
A Little God with Your Foreign Policy

State Department Ministerial is part of Ambassador Brownback’s rewiring of US foreign policy to prioritize religious freedom.