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View Resource U.S. Department of State: Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

"The Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, and government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals" as well as US policy efforts concerning religious freedom. The document provides individual reports on the state of religious freedom in various...
View Resource free! The Freedom Forum Online

The Freedom Forum, "a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people," offers this fine resource for current news related to free speech, free expression, and journalism. The stories are grouped by subject (First Amendment, Free Press, Technology, Professional Journalism, etc.), with the top stories in each section featured on the main...
View Resource International Religious Freedom Report

This annual report from the State Department is submitted to Congress to each year in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. This year's report gives information on religious freedom in 195 economies from the period July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001. The summary is divided into three parts -- Barriers to International Religious Freedom, Positive Developments in...
View Resource Ten Commandments Sold as Debate over Religious Expression in Public Buildings Continues Across US

This week, county commissioners in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to pay their attorneys by selling plaques featuring the Ten Commandments that had once hung on the walls of the Hamilton County Courthouse. Early in May 2002, US District Judge Allan Edgar found the commission's display of the Ten Commandments to be in violation of the First Amendments provision for the separation of church and...
View Resource Judge Ruled in Favor of UNC Chapel Hill’s Qur'án Assignment

On Thursday, a federal judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order to prohibit a requirement that incoming freshmen and transfer students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill read and discuss a book about the Koran. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit argued that the book --_Approaching the Qur'án: The Early Revelations_, by Michael Sells, a professor of religion at Haverford...
View Resource Freedom: A History of US

Collaborating with WNET New York, PBS has created this Web site as the online analogue to the 16-part television series. Based on the books by Joy Hakim, the series (and the Web site) are dedicated to exploring the theme of freedom throughout the history of the United States, noting that "Freedom is what has drawn to America countless human beings from around the world; it is what generations of...
View Resource Religion Newswriters Association

With a membership of over 240 full and part time religion reporters across the United States, the Religion Newswriters Association is an organization dedicated to providing support for journalists writing about various important stories dealing with any host of topics surrounding religion. The homepage itself contains a religion news headline update service, and a special features area that...
View Resource Religious restrictions among the world's most populous countries Screenshot

This report from the Pew Research Center focuses its attention on religious restrictions in the world's 25 most populous countries, where more than 5 billion people currently reside. Taking figures drawn from numerous reports between 2007 and 2013, the article traces which countries have increased in religious freedom, which countries have further restricted religious freedom, and why. Besides the...