At a Feb. 9 panel, experts said questions are poking through the historical perception that the U.S. is a mostly admirable example of healthy religious tolerance.
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom included India on its list of Tier 2 countries, worthy of close monitoring due to religious freedom violations within their borders.
The Commission of the Bishops' Conference of the European Community welcomed a move by the European Parliament to classify atrocities and religious cleansing by the Islamic State as genocide.
Religious Freedom Day is Jan. 16. As Jefferson’s statute proclaimed, religious freedom is among the “natural rights of mankind.” Yet still, billions of people abroad routinely are denied this liberty.
Eight countries are on the State Department's "Countries of Particular Concern," and a commission recommended eight others be added.