Rubio Announces Legislation To Strengthen U.S. Commitment To International Religious Freedom

The U.S. Department of State released on Monday its 2013 International Religious Freedom Report highlighting various countries whose governments repress religious freedom, including China, North Korea and Iran, among others.

With global hostility toward religion on the rise, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced legislation to amend the Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States’ role in monitoring and responding to violations of religious freedom throughout the world.

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Religious Minorities and Persons of Conscience Increasingly Prosecuted Using Unconstitutional Laws

After Luxor Appellate Misdemeanor Court gives teacher six months for defamation of religion: EIPR urges political authorities to intervene to stop these trials, which undermine citizenship and guarantees for religious freedoms

Read more: Religious Minorities and Persons of Conscience Increasingly Prosecuted Using Unconstitutional Laws

The ‘Rescue Meriam!’ Campaign

 

Please join us in speaking out against Meriam Ibrhaim’s impending beating and execution by sending a message

to your US legislators today!

 

Meriam was first imprisoned on adultery charges because a Muslim woman is prohibited from having relations with a Christian man, even if that man is her husband. Ibrahim’s husband, Daniel Wani, is a South Sudanese national who also has US citizenship. Meriam has been sentenced to receive 100 lashes for committing “adultery” with her own husband.

Read more: The ‘Rescue Meriam!’ Campaign

D.C. Rally for Meriam and for Sudan Human Rights on June 12-13

The government of Omar Al-Bashir, who is sought by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, still holds Meriam Ibrahim as prisoner. She awaits beheading according to the barbaric ruling by a Sharia court on accusation of “apostasy”

 

Join the demonstrations urging President Obama and the Sudan Government to #FreeMeriam and bring freedom and human rights to Sudan:

Read more: D.C. Rally for Meriam and for Sudan Human Rights on June 12-13

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Fifth Annual Conference

Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference

The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.

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