Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo To Host First-Ever Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: From July 24-26, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. The Ministerial will convene government officials, representatives of international organizations, religious leaders, rights advocates, and members … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo To Host First-Ever Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom

Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

INDIANAPOLIS /March 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faced a firestorm of criticism three years ago after signing a “religious freedom” law critics decried as anti-gay. Now emails released this week to The Associated Press illustrate similar backlash from fellow conservatives when the eventual vice president agreed to change the law in the … Continue reading Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

US accuses Pakistan over violations of religious freedom

WASHINGTON/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Trump administration is accusing Pakistan of severe violations of religious freedom in a further sign of deteriorating relations. The State Department has announced that it’s placing the South Asian nation on a special watch list, pursuant to 2016 legislation. The step is not thought to carry serious consequences, but it comes in … Continue reading US accuses Pakistan over violations of religious freedom

Trump vows to support and defend religious freedom in US

WASHINGTON DC/July 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump vowed to support and defend religious liberty, telling a gathering of evangelical Christians that the threat of terrorism is “one of the most grave and dire threats to religious freedom in the world today.” “We cannot allow this terrorism and extremism to spread in our country, … Continue reading Trump vows to support and defend religious freedom in US