- Jun 17, 2021
In a sharp rebuke to Trump-era policies, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday formally scrapped a blueprint championed by his predecessor to limit U.S. promotion of human rights abroad to causes favored by conservatives like religious freedom and property matters while dismissing reproductive and LGBTQ rights.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued Thursday for a more limited U.S. view of global human rights advocacy based on the principals laid out by America’s Founding Fathers, a suggestion critics assumed meant stepping away from more modern concepts such as support for women and the LGBQT communities around the world.
Two former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican are at odds over a new State Department commission.
A former Vatican ambassador will head a new U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights.
Legal experts and historians marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations on Tuesday.
Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon has said the entire human rights movement has fallen victim to a new form of skepticism that risks bringing it to collapse, with religious freedom being in the most precarious position.
Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon received the nation’s most prestigious pro-life award on Saturday evening at the University of Notre Dame.
Notre Dame says Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon will receive the Evangelium Vitae Medal in April. The school says the medal honors those who “proclaim the Gospel of human life by steadfastly affirming and defending its sanctity from its earliest stages.”