The Religious Freedom Institute has five Action Teams, each employing agents of change to advance religious freedom in a particular region or issue area. RFI regional Action Teams will strengthen the social, political, and religious advance of religious freedom, especially in parts of the world currently resistant to religious freedom or where religious freedom is in retreat.

Our Regional Action Teams are:

MIDDLE EAST

SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

UNITED STATES.

Each Regional Action Team will establish an on-the-ground presence in its respective geographical area. The U.S. Action Team will work from RFI headquarters located in Washington, D.C. The South & Southeast Asia Action Team will set up a regional office in Bangalore, India. The RFI will also establish an office in the Middle East as conditions permit, and until such time the Middle East Action Team will be headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Our Functional Action Teams are:

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM POLICY

This team will drive debate within Western democracies, especially the United States, on why success in advancing religious freedom is in their respective national interests, and why their existing policies should be greatly improved. The IRF Policy Action Team will also operate out of the Washington headquarters.

ISLAM AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACTION TEAM

This team explores and supports religious freedom from within the traditions of Islam. The work of this team includes researching the traditions of Islam, developing education programs about Islam and religious freedom, translating resources by Muslims about religious freedom, fostering inclusion of Muslims in religious freedom work both where Muslims are a majority and where they are a minority, and partnering with RFI’s other teams in advocacy. The Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team has staff in Washington, DC and Copenhagen.