Given the Turkish government’s particularly troubling conduct in 2020, Secretary of State Antony Blinken should deliver an honest message about the alarming trajectory of religious freedoms in Turkey.
Aykan Erdemir & Tugba Tanyeri-ErdemirJune 3, 2021
Religious freedom is a pillar of peace, stability, and prosperity in democratic societies, while religious repression undermines prospects for order and human flourishing.
Jeffrey CimminoApril 1, 2021
As the United States continues its political transition, many in the human rights advocacy community anxiously await tangible signs, beyond rhetoric, that the cause of international religious freedom will remain a policy priority for the Biden administration.
Sarah BassilFebruary 17, 2021
International religious freedom is not a partisan issue and should never be framed as such. Democrats and Republicans have always worked together on this issue and should continue to do so.
Steven HowardJuly 20, 2020
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2020 Annual Report and recommended the US government include Turkey on the State Department’s “Special Watch List” for “engaging in or tolerating severe violations of religious freedom.”
Tugba Tanyeri-Erdemir & Aykan ErdemirMay 12, 2020
The US should grant asylum to Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five whose blasphemy trial and acquittal have embroiled Pakistan in violence. The aftermath of her deserved acquittal teaches an even larger lesson, for it demonstrates once again how restricting religious freedom can tear a nation apart.
Emilie Kao & Joshua MeserveyDecember 13, 2018