Press Releases

01/16/17 U.S. Department of State Co-Hosts High-Level Forum on Combating Anti-Muslim Discrimination; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Ambassador David Saperstein's Travel to India and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/10/16 Ambassador David Saperstein's College Tour; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/16 International Religious Freedom Day, October 27, 2016;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
10/23/16 Ambassador Saperstein Travel to Indonesia and Malaysia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/13/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski and Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte Travel to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein Visits the Central African Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/16 Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein Visits Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken To Release Report on International Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/26/16 Washington Conference on Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities under ISIL; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/20/16 Meeting of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy (TPNRD); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/16 Meeting of the International Contact Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief (ICG); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/16 Special Envoy Forman Travel to Morocco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/16 Eight Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/24/16 Ambassador Saperstein's Visit to Thailand and Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/15/16 Second Anniversary of Russia's Attempted Annexation of Crimea;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/10/15 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein Travel to Rome and The Vatican; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/14/15 The 2014 International Religious Freedom Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/13/15 Secretary Kerry to Release Report on International Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/04/15 Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall To Travel to France and Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/15 Ambassador David Saperstein's Visit to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/15 Ambassador David Saperstein's Visit to Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/15 Iran: Death Sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
06/16/15 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein's Travel to Brussels and London; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Ambassador at Large Saperstein and Acting Special Envoy Suleman Travel to Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/15 Ambassador David Saperstein's Joint Visit to Burma to Promote Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/27/15 Readout of Ambassador Saperstein's Visit to Pakistan to Promote Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/24/15 Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman To Deliver Remarks on the P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations With Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/15 Readout of Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski and Ambassador David Saperstein's Travel to Baghdad and Erbil, Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/28/14 2013 International Religious Freedom Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/26/14 Secretary Kerry To Release Report on International Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/18/14 U.S. Condemns Religious Persecution by ISIL;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
06/11/14 Taken Question: Proposed Legislation on Marriage Restrictions in Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/14 Karachi Airport Attack and Balochistan Shia Attack;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/14 U.S. Deeply Disturbed by Court Ruling in Sudan Apostasy Case;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/13 International Religious Freedom Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/19/13 Civil Society and Government Explore How Women Faith Leaders Foster Religious Freedom and Peace; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/13 Secretary of State John Kerry to Launch Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/26/13 The 18th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/13 Meeting on Religious Freedom in Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/13 Secretary of State John Kerry To Host Ramadan Iftar; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/13 Secretary Kerry To Release Report on International Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/13 Taken Question: Reports of Mistreatment of Palestinian Christians Attempting to Attend Orthodox Easter Services; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Visits China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/19/12 Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Opens "Religion, Violence, and Coexistence" Panel Discussion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/30/12 State Department Unveils Format and Interface Upgrades for 2011 International Religious Freedom Reports; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/25/12 Conversations With America: The Role of Religion in Foreign Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/11 Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook sworn in as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom; Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/14/11 Religious Freedom Day, 2011; The White House Office of the Press Secretary; Washington, DC
06/15/10 Nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
01/25/10 Jakarta Interfaith Event; Washington, DC
01/20/10 Arson Attacks on Etz-Hayyim Synagogue; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/11/10 Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC