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Faith Under Fire

posted on April 3, 2023

Kelsey Dallas of Deseret News reports that The United States government is working to combat international religious freedom violations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, “Some 80 percent of the world’s population still cannot practice their faith without serious restrictions or risk.” This year’s State Department list of “Countries of Particular Concern” includes prominent nations such as China and Russia which have both been accused of persecuting religious minorities. Sam Brownback, the former ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said, “When I started doing some of this work, as someone recently reminded me, it was me and four other people in the room. Now, it’s a global movement that has been birthed and is learning to walk.”

Read at Deseret News