Last month’s lively Newseum debate about the role of religious freedom in foreign policy.
Yes, violent extremists can use social media to spread lies and recruit disenfranchised communities, but peace advocates can just as easily use social media to counter these messages of hatred and intolerance without stifling freedom of expression.
Thousands of Rohingya people have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from?
Singapore intolerantly forces tolerance on its residents, crushing criticism and dissent with vague laws that criminalize obscenity and religious insult. The latest victim of this hypocrisy? Foul-mouthed teen blogger Amos Yee.
Want to make a quick buck? How about hundreds of thousands? Just say something outrageous, claim you’ve been persecuted, and watch the money roll in.
The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court. Despite much gloom and doom, silver linings offer some hope in USCIRF’s latest report.
Does showcasing Prophet Muhammad cartoons now constitute direct incitement to imminent violence? If so, what does that mean for U.S. law and for freedom of expression?
Same-sex marriage heads back to SCOTUS. A Tennessee sex club becomes a church to skirt zoning restrictions. And Boko Haram rebrands as iSwap, aligning not with Apple but with the Islamic State. All this and more in April’s global religious freedom recap.
RSVP for this April 16 event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. We’ll be speaking about how freedom of religion or belief factor into governments’ foreign policy agendas and what role media outlets play in shaping and navigating debate.