International Religious Freedom

Family Research Council believes that religious liberty—the freedom to hold religious beliefs of one’s own choosing and to live in accordance with those beliefs—is an inherent human right that all governments have an obligation to protect. No one should be persecuted by state or non-state actors because of their religious beliefs. As a global leader, the United States is in a position to champion the cause of the persecuted and oppressed around the world, and has an obligation to leverage that influence well.

Featured Resources On International Religious Freedom

How You Can Advance International Religious Freedom: A Guide to Taking Action
International Religious Freedom: What It Is and Why You Should Care
Why Religious Freedom Is a National Security Issue
North Korea: The World's Foremost Violator of Religious Freedom
The Crisis of Christian Persecution in Nigeria
Religious Freedom in China: The History, Current Challenges, and the Proper Response to a Human Rights Crisis
Criminalizing Conscience: The Status of Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Anti-Conversion Laws Around the World
Combatting Forced Marriage of Young Women in Pakistan
How the United States Can Address China's Uyghur Genocide

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Combatting Forced Marriage of Young Women in Pakistan
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How the United States Can Address China's Uyghur Genocide
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Multiple Beheadings in Mozambique: Is the World Indifferent?
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The Trump Administration's Laudable 'Tough on China' Legacy
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Standing With France, and Free Speech, After Terror Attack
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International Religious Freedom: What It Is and Why You Should Care
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Make an atrocity determination about China's treatment of Uighurs
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Family Research Council Welcomes Bob Fu as Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom
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National Day of Prayer: Remembering Those Suffering Worldwide for Their Faith
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Religious Freedom Still Deserves Our Respect
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