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Why U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy Fails

posted on August 1, 2013

At First Things, George Weigel discusses the shortcomings of U.S. foreign policy in regards to international religious freedom. “Some ill-informed Foreign Service professionals imagine that U.S. policies that promote religious freedom violate the First Amendment. Still others fantasize that international religious freedom policy is an evangelical ploy to use American power to clear the way for Christian missionaries,” he writes. “Too many members of the foreign policy establishment disagree with George Washington that religious conviction is essential to ‘the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity.’” 

Read at First Things