As U.S. Preaches Religious Freedom Abroad, Critics See Hipocrisy

Voice of America’s Jerome Socolovsky reports that the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom report, documenting the treatment of religious groups by country, will be released today. The 1998 law mandating the report made religious freedom a priority in U.S. foreign policy, but has come under recent scrutiny. Socolovsky writes, “While proponents say the report has given hope to persecuted peoples, critics allege the advocacy of religious freedom by U.S. diplomats has become an exercise in neocolonialism.”

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