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US Panel Urges Stronger Stand Against Religious Freedom Violators

A bipartisan U.S. government panel on Thursday urged the State Department to double the number of countries named as severe violators of religious freedom. The chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Robert George, testified before a House subcommittee on Foreign Affairs. He said it had been eight years since the State Department added, or removed, a country from its list of so-called Countries of Particular Concern on religious liberty, or CPCs. “We’re...

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