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Release of the International Religious Freedom Report

Now Available: 2013 International Religious Freedom Report




“Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths, the colors of our skin, or the origins of our names.”
President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 6, 2014

The International Religious Freedom Report describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom. The reports, prepared by the U.S. Department of State, are submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.


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“The diversity and patriotism of America’s religious communities are sources of strength for all of us, and our freedom to worship is a powerful reminder of the traditions we share. E Pluribus Unum – From Many, One. And from many faiths, we stand together in one shared country.”

- Secretary Kerry on Ramadan Kareem, June 27, 2014

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- Source: state.gov

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