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Congressman Smith: Nigeria's removal from U.S. watch list a 'retreat' from fight against religious persecution

Nov 24, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The decision to remove Nigeria from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” was “totally unjustified,” and a backwards step... Read more

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters at a rally in Chesterfield, Missouri, in 2016.

Religious persecution is a global problem, Pence and Pompeo tell Ministerial

Jul 18, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Religious persecution is a concern for the entire global community, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo... Read more

Armenian church behind barbed wire, Baghdad, Iraq. Via Shutterstock.

Iraqi Christians face uncertain future, U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom says

Jun 27, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The security of Christians in Northern Iraq remains “tenuous” and will require close attention in the future, the State Department’s... Read more

Bipartisan bill would make it easier to deduct charitable donations

May 14, 2018

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress last week would make it easier for Americans to receive tax deductions for charitable... Read more

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Object to abortion? You might need this law, Congressman says

Nov 8, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life health care workers and institutions need stronger legal protections from pressure to help provide abortions, backers of proposed federal... Read more