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Global leaders address religious freedom

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WASHINGTON | The rabbi of a Pittsburgh Jewish community where 11 people were killed by a gunman in October told a worldwide meeting of religious freedom activists that only by rejecting racism and bigotry can violence in the name of religion be overcome. “More of humanity desires to live at peace,” Rabbi Jeffry Myers of… Read more »

State Department releases annual report on international religious freedom

WASHINGTON | Everyone has “a stake in this fight” for religious freedom, said the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback. “One person’s bondage is another person’s burden to break,” he told reporters May 29. “We’re all people with beautiful and undeniable human dignity. Our lives are sacred. Our right to choose… Read more »

Ryan, Brownback, archbishop address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON | This year’s National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 gathered at a Washington hotel May 24. Also speaking was outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan,… Read more »

Speaker: U.S. should recognize past flaws in promoting religious freedom

WASHINGTON | It is time for the United States to take a “self-critical” look at how it has treated religious freedom issues among its own leaders, said one speaker at a May 8 policy briefing near the Capitol with the new U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback, in attendance. “We need… Read more »