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ANALYSIS: Does religious freedom report need more ‘teeth’?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration isn’t afraid to call out Republicans for playing politics on Capitol Hill, or Wall Street … Continued

Egypt: The age of freedom has begun. Amen!

An Egyptian woman cries as she celebrates the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Tara Todras-whitehill / AP … Continued

WikiLeaks exposes Muslim nations’ hypocrisy

WikiLeaks is in the process of transforming foreign affairs and international relations in a dramatic fashion. It is revealing over … Continued

The Hajj sermon: a plea to spread peace

By Muqtedar Khan The Hajj sermon this year – one of the highlights of the three-day pilgrimage that millions of … Continued

National security does not “hinge” on mosque

On September 11th, I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker for an event hosted by Unity Productions Foundation, … Continued

Obama at the crossroads on religious liberty

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (IRF) has come down hard on … Continued

Religion and U.S. foreign policy

By Leonard Leochair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom It’s early December 2009 and a U.S. Commission on International Religious … Continued

Religion and International Relations

There are very few areas of American life as delicate and nuanced as the relationship between religion and the state. … Continued

Religious freedom needs an advocate

FAITH and FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr On March 30 a diverse group of scholars, policy thinkers, and religious freedom … Continued

Engaging religion abroad: A new approach for U.S. foreign policy

Vided interview: Eboo Patel discusses the recently released Chicago Council on Global Affairs Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative … Continued

U.S. foreign policy and religion: here be dragons

Last week, a task force sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs delivered a 99-page report to the White … Continued

Obama task force: Consult religious groups more on foreign policy

By Michelle Boorstein Among the major recommendations of the task force on inter-religious cooperation is to involve religious communities more … Continued

Establishment Clause doesn’t limit foreign policy

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Does the Establishment Clause prevent the President from using or aiding religion as part … Continued

God and foreign policy: From the frontlines to Embassy Row

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Opening Pandora’s Box overseas

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Does Wall of Separation extend overseas?

By David Waters Should the federal government pay for a Bible-based sex education program? What if the program instructed youth … Continued

Why no Hindu or Buddhist representation?

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

U.S. foreign policy: mission, message, means

Should U.S. policy get religion? Comments on “Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy,” issued by … Continued

Understanding other religions is a smart approach

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Please, no religion in foreign policy formation

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued