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US: Religious Freedom Curtailed Sharply Across Globe

Religious freedom across the globe has been sharply curtailed over the last year, a U.S. watchdog agency concluded Monday. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, or USCIRF, said that authoritarian governments throughout the world are jailing prisoners of conscience — most often Christians and Muslims — for practicing their religious beliefs, while there is also an increase in bigotry against Jews and Muslims in Europe. There is "no shortage of attendant suffering...

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