International Religious Freedom: An Embattled Right | Freedom House

International Religious Freedom: An Embattled Right

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Freedom House
1850 M Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20036

Join Freedom House for a conversation about worsening global conditions for freedom of religion or belief with Dr. Robert George, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon will moderate this conversation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20036

Lunch will be served at noon
Program will begin at 12:30 p.m.

 


 

Dr. Robert George currently serves as the Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent U.S. government advisory body that monitors religious freedom worldwide and makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and the Congress. USCIRF’s 2015 Annual Report documented religious freedom violations in 33 countries and made country-specific recommendations for U.S. policy.

Chairman George will discuss how individuals in a number of countries suffer from government repression of their religious freedoms or are targeted by religious extremists with violence. Numerous states and non-state actors not only seek to deny people their freedoms of conscience and worship, but subject them to violent retribution for trying to exercise them. This situation speaks volumes about how religious freedom holds a central place among human rights, affecting the safety, security and survival of the persecuted and vulnerable.
 

 

 

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