- May 28, 2020
Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi described the repression of religious minorities in China as a “challenge to the conscience of the world” on Tuesday during the opening day of a high-level summit on religious freedom.
U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said Friday that the Vatican’s agreement with China on the appointment of bishops ought to be made public so that it can be evaluated.
China has issued a protest over remarks the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom made criticizing Beijing’s polices toward Muslim and Tibetan Buddhist minorities and saying the country was “at war with faith.”
The impact of the International Religious Freedom Act over the past 20 years “has, in many ways, been revolutionary,” said Thomas Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington.
Despite a seemingly dismal global situation, U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom sees “Iron Curtain moment” coming for religious freedom.
If Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities are to stay in Iraq, they will need more security than they currently have.