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State Dept. Should Act on Pakistan's Religious Freedom Violations, Watchdog Group Says
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

An independent religious freedom watchdog panel has welcomed the State Department’s annual religious freedom report and its list of the world’s worst offenders, which had laid dormant for three years. ...

Suzan Johnson Cook to Resign as Religious Freedom Ambassador
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is resigning after 17 months on the job, according to two sources familiar w ...

Clifford Sloan Selected As Guantanamo Closure Envoy By President Obama
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

In an effort to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama has called to action one of Washington’s most resourceful lawyers, Clifford Sloan. In an effort to ...

Critics: State Department is ‘AWOL’ on Iran’s Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

Religious freedom activists scolded the U.S. State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday on Iran’s treatment of religious minorities, and called for greater government action to secure the release o ...

The Washington Post is Wrong on Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 7:22pm | Type: Blog

The Washington Post editorial board misses the entire meaning of the forest of protests over the last 18 months. The day after the  Washington Post  announced it was  moving it ...

U.S. State Dept to American Tourists in Israel: 'Dress Modestly'
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 7:06pm | Type: Blog

JERUSALEM — The U.S. State Department is advising visitors to Jerusalem to dress modestly when visiting certain neighborhoods, or to avoid the areas entirely, in hopes of not provoking local sensitivities. ...