“A shameful day”

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program and permanently imposing a religious test for refugees going forward.
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Newseum Institute to Offer Graduate-Level Courses on Religious Freedom

Today, the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and Claremont Lincoln University have announced a partnership offering courses designed to equip civic and religious leaders to navigate the intersection of religion and public life.
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To uphold religious freedom in 2017, do small things with great love

Whatever the motives for standing up for others – religious faith, civic virtue or enlightened self interest – religious freedom only works when a right for one is a right for all.
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Standing Rock: Historic win for Native American religious freedom

In the long, ugly history of persecution, exploitation, broken treaties, unkept promises and adverse court decisions, the victory at Standing Rock is a rare win for Native American religious freedom.
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Religious Freedom in the Age of Trump

Faith in the American ideal of liberty and equality for all – a faith widely shared by Americans across faiths and ideologies – is the firewall that will ultimately protect our experiment in religious diversity and democratic freedom.
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RFC’s Rev. Nathan C. Walker Presents at IDLO’s Conference on Freedom of Religion in Rome

The International Development Law Organization held a half-day conference Nov. 8 in Italy to discuss the role of the rule of law in securing freedom of religion or belief.
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Haynes: Op-ed in The Washington Post

Charles C. Haynes

The Religious Freedom Center’s founding director, Charles C. Haynes, writes for The Washington Post on why many are concerned about a federal report on civil rights.
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Faith by the Numbers: The Socio-economic Impact of Religion in the U.S.

Religion in the United States today contributes $1.2 trillion each year to our economy and society. These contributions range from the basic economic drivers of any business—staff, overhead, utilities—to billions spent on philanthropic programs, educational institutions and health care services.
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Genocide in Syria: Who lives, who dies, who cares?

The Syrian government targets and kills its own citizens based on their ethnic, religious or political background. According to international observers and reporters, the Bashar Assad regime conducts mass killings, murders civilians using barrel bombs and chemical weapons, destroys hospitals and blocks humanitarian aid.
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Bruce McEver Claims Medal in Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards

Seven business men and women from around the world were honored for using their businesses to bridge cultural and religious divides, including H. Bruce McEver, co-founder and chairman of Berkshire Capital Securities LLC, the winner of a Bronze medal.
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