U.S. Department of State - Office of International Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of State - Office of International Religious Freedom Welcome to the Office of International Religious Freedom's page. The IRF Office has the mission of promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S.

foreign policy. We monitor religious persecution & discrimination. For more information about us, please visit the official website at: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/office-of-international-religious-freedom/

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05/13/2021

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Secretary Blinken: I extend my warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr, and especially recognize those who have experienced hardships and have fled violence, along with those who have helped them on their journey during the pandemic. #EidMubarak

Yesterday marked the 23rd release of the State Department’s annual Report on International Religious Freedom. You can wa...
05/13/2021
International Religious Freedom Reports - United States Department of State

Yesterday marked the 23rd release of the State Department’s annual Report on International Religious Freedom. You can watch the release and access more than two-decades of historic data on global freedom of religion or belief on our website. These reports document the state of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories. They serve as a trusted resource for foreign governments and legislators, human rights advocates, civil society and religious communities, academic researchers, members of Congress, and all Americans, for information on religious freedom around the world.

https://www.state.gov/international-religious-freedom-reports/

Background The Department of State submits an annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom in compliance with section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-292), as amended. This report, also known as the International Religious Freedom Report, describes...

05/12/2021

Freedom of religion or belief is enshrined in our Constitution’s First Amendment and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; it is a core American value and universal human right.

Religious actors are often among those on the frontlines of healthcare, including COVID-19 response and recovery. This W...
04/29/2021
Guidance and Checklists

Religious actors are often among those on the frontlines of healthcare, including COVID-19 response and recovery. This World Immunization Week, we salute the faith and community-based organizations working for fair and equitable access and distribution, especially for vulnerable communities. #StopTheSpread #VaccinesWork

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/toolkits/community-faith-based.html

Guidance and tools to help people make decisions, protect, and communicate with their communities.

Faith-based and community organizations do inspiring work to cherish and safeguard our planet. We recognize them and wis...
04/22/2021

Faith-based and community organizations do inspiring work to cherish and safeguard our planet. We recognize them and wish all a Happy #EarthDay!

#RestoreOurEarth

Faith-based and community organizations do inspiring work to cherish and safeguard our planet. We recognize them and wish all a Happy #EarthDay!

#RestoreOurEarth

Best wishes to Baha’is around the world celebrating the Festival of Ridván, which commemorates Baha'u'llah’s 1863 stay a...
04/19/2021

Best wishes to Baha’is around the world celebrating the Festival of Ridván, which commemorates Baha'u'llah’s 1863 stay along the Tigris River and declaration of the core principles of the Baha’i faith. We hope the holiday is full of peace and joy for all!

Best wishes to Baha’is around the world celebrating the Festival of Ridván, which commemorates Baha'u'llah’s 1863 stay along the Tigris River and declaration of the core principles of the Baha’i faith. We hope the holiday is full of peace and joy for all!

On #WorldHeritageDay we celebrate the many artistic and cultural contributions to world heritage made by diverse religio...
04/18/2021

On #WorldHeritageDay we celebrate the many artistic and cultural contributions to world heritage made by diverse religious communities. Their contributions to culture should be preserved for all.

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04/12/2021

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Ramadan Kareem to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world. As you celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, we wish you a blessed holiday. #RamadanMubarak

We are starting a Facebook Live event today at 9 am EDT on the impact and future of Human Rights Council Resolution 16/1...
04/08/2021

We are starting a Facebook Live event today at 9 am EDT on the impact and future of Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 - join us here on our page.

We are starting a Facebook Live event today at 9 am EDT on the impact and future of Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 - join us here on our page.

Join us tomorrow for a Facebook Live event on the 10th anniversary of Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, which advan...
04/07/2021

Join us tomorrow for a Facebook Live event on the 10th anniversary of Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, which advances freedom of religion or belief by “combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons based on religion or belief” #IstanbulProcess

Join us tomorrow for a Facebook Live event on the 10th anniversary of Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, which advances freedom of religion or belief by “combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons based on religion or belief” #IstanbulProcess

“Everything you honor me for simply carries onward what Jordanians have always done and how Jordanians have always lived...
12/10/2018
Jordan’s king honored as champion of religious harmony | ShareAmerica

“Everything you honor me for simply carries onward what Jordanians have always done and how Jordanians have always lived: in mutual kindness, harmony and brotherhood.” - King Abdullah II of Jordan on receiving the The Templeton Prize at Washington National Cathedral on Nov.13
via ShareAmerica
https://share.america.gov/jordans-king-abdullah-ii-honored-as-champion-of-religious-harmony/

The newest recipient of the Templeton Prize — for affirming life's spiritual side — is Jordan's King Abdullah II, for promoting interfaith harmony.

Happy #Diwali to those celebrating!https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2018/11/287179.htm
11/07/2018
On the Occasion of Diwali

Happy #Diwali to those celebrating!

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2018/11/287179.htm

Also known as the “Festival of Lights,” this special occasion celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. Nearly a billion celebrants from around the world will light the diya, or lamp, as a reminder that good ultimately overcomes evil, understanding over ignorance, and kindness over animosit...

10/29/2018
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“The murder of innocent people attending Sabbath services at the Tree of Life Synagogue was an act of anti-Semitism and pure evil. We offer condolences to the victims’ families and gratitude to the brave first responders. May God comfort the Jewish community at this time of sorrow.‬” – Secretary Pompeo

About 20,000 Muslims from the United States are expected to be among the 2 million pilgrims gathering to perform the rit...
07/18/2018
Information and Resources for 2018 Hajj Travelers

About 20,000 Muslims from the United States are expected to be among the 2 million pilgrims gathering to perform the rituals of Hajj this year. For U.S. citizens preparing to travel overseas to Hajj, the Office of Religion and Global Affairs encourages you to review our factsheet where you'll find information and resources about traveling to Saudi Arabia: https://www.state.gov/s/rga/resources/273518.htm

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03/21/2018
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan: As spring arrives, I wish the people of Iran and everyone who celebrates this wonderful tradition a happy #Nowruz.

Today, I offer my best wishes to all of the communities here in the United States, as well as in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and around the globe as they gather around the Haftsin, cooking, feasting, dancing, singing, and spending time with family and friends.

Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day -- the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945....
01/27/2018
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Recommitting Ourselves to Fulfilling the Promise of ‘Never Again’

Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day -- the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945. On this annual day of commemoration, we honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. #NeverAgain #WeRemember

https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2018/01/27/en/international-holocaust-remembrance-day-recommitting-ourselves-fulfilling

January 27 marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day -- the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945.

01/02/2018

Happy New Year from the Office of Religion and Global Affairs! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. One of 2017's most-read DipNote blog entries outline...
01/02/2018
Fifteen Ways You Can Help Combat Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. One of 2017's most-read DipNote blog entries outlines 15 ways you can fight modern slavery and help end trafficking: https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2017/01/20/en/fifteen-ways-you-can-help-combat-human-trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Each year during this month, people and organizations around the nation recommit to assisting victims of human trafficking and to combating…

10/13/2017

Wishing all who celebrate a joyous Simchat Torah! Chag sameach.

09/29/2017

We wish all those who are observing Yom Kippur a meaningful time of reflection and fasting.

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