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Does Religious Freedom Report Need More ‘Teeth?'
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 8:40am | Type: Blog

Watchdogs say the State Department missed a key opportunity to put teeth into its annual assessment of global religious freedom, which was released by Secretary of State John Kerry Monday. ...

Imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor Gets Push from State Dept.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 7:40am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case. ...

Senate Confirms Kerry
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

John Kerry confirmed as Secretary of State. The Associated Press reports that the Senate has confirmed John Kerry as Secretary of State with a 94-3 vote. Earlier today, the Fo ...

Hillary Clinton Condemns Deaths of American Personnel in Libya
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Clinton: "This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence, and we send our prayers to the fami ...

Religious Freedom Ambassador Settles into Role, Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Nearly a year into her stint as the State Department's point person on religious freedom, the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook has traveled to eight countries and seems to have moved beyond questions about her lac ...