|(Washington, D.C.—May 02, 2021)|
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
MAY 12, 2021
MAY 12, 2021
The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. The U.S. Department of State submits the reports in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
Office of the Spokesperson
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver on-camera remarks for the release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State.
Office of International Religious Freedom Senior Official Dan Nadel will deliver remarks and take questions in the Briefing Room immediately following Secretary Blinken’s remarks.
Religious freedom is both a core American value and a universal human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the annual International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 foreign countries and territories and describes U.S. actions to support religious freedom worldwide.
Woe to those
who decree unrighteous decrees,
Who write misfortune,
Which they have prescribed
~ Isaiah 10:1 (NKJV)
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