Congress

The Fight for Religious Freedom Begins at Home

By Samuel Rodriguez

Not only has the 2016 presidential election polarized America on almost every major issue, it has also served as a source of hysteria. Each party—and those unaffiliated—views the opposing candidate’s win as disaster. If Hillary wins, it’s the end of American Christianity; if Trump wins, all Muslims will be excommunicated. It is in this moment, then, that I want to invite everyone to pause and just take a deep breath.

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Congress Hits Refresh Button on U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy

By: Judd Birdsall

In May the House passed a bipartisan bill that would bring America’s global religious freedom advocacy into the twenty-first century. The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 1150) provides a number of critical updates and upgrades to the existing International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. The new bill—or Marco Rubio’s nearly identical Senate version (S. 2878)—merits the Senate’s prompt approval. 

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