Wednesday, 1 August 2012

American Perspective on International Religious Freedom

The following article written by Denis McDonough, the Deputy National Security Advisor is taken from the White House blog:

'International Religious Freedom: A Human Right, A National Security Issue, A Foreign Policy Priority'

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/31/international-religious-freedom-human-right-national-security-issue-foreign-policy-p

The Department of State released its annual report on the state of international religious freedom around the globe. This can be accessed at: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/

Secretary Hilary Clinton's remarks on the release of the report at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peaceare also available: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/07/195782.htm

Here is an extract: "Religious freedom provides a cornerstone for every healthy society. It empowers faith-based service. It fosters tolerance and respect among different communities. And it allows nations that uphold it to become more stable, secure and prosperous.” – Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

1 comment:

  1. Executive summary available at
    http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm#wrapper

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