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As US Preaches Religious Freedom Abroad, Critics See Hypocrisy

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will release its annual International Religious Freedom report, a country-by-country catalog of the treatment of religious groups around the globe. Congress mandated the report in a 1998 law that made religious freedom a priority of American foreign policy and created a bureaucracy to promote it. Nearly two decades later, the underlying aims and the effectiveness of the International Religious Freedom Act are being vigorously debated. While...

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