Tactics of double standards: how USA interferes in life of Orthodox Church

Ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine, US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette

Union of Orthodox Journalists - 11/3/19 What is behind the concern of US officials about the rights of the Orthodox? At the Athens conference on disinformation and news manipulation held on March 5, the ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine and now the Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette made a strong statement about Russia’s efforts to undermine the authority ...

US State Dept: North Korea Arrests and Tortures Thousands for Religion Practices

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Sputniknews - 17/8/17 According to a new report by the US State Department, the North Korean government has abused, tortured and executed those accused of engaging in religious practices, especially Christianity. The DPRK is perennially accused of harshly persecuting those who privately practice their religion. On Tuesday, the State Department put out their 2016 Annual Report on ...

US State Department Says No to Iraqi Christians

By Faith J. H. McDonnell - May 2015 Writing in April in USA Today about the murder of 12 Christian migrants thrown into the sea by Muslims for praying to Jesus instead of Allah, columnist Kirsten Powers stated that President Barack Obama "just can't seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern ...

U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Calls for Criminal Prosecution of ISIS

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By Mark A. Kellner http://www.deseretnews.com - 1/5/15 A U.S. government commission is calling for international prosecution of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, over the militant group's attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. The request is a first for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in its 2015 report on ...

Christians Under Threat in Syria: US State Department

By Jen Psak U.S. Department of State - 4/3/14 The United States deplores continued threats against Christians and other minorities in Syria, who are increasingly targeted by extremists. Last week in Raqqa, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced it will force Syrian Christians to either convert to Islam, remain Christian and pay a tax, ...

Egypt’s Coptic churches on alert during Christmas holidays

Author Walaa Hussein Translator(s)Rani Geha December 2013 With the approach of Christmas celebrations, the Egyptian Church is tense in anticipation of violence and bombings against Coptic churches, similar to what happened when the Rabia al-Adawiya sit-in was broken up in August. The current tension is due to reports by Egyptian media outlets about a plot by Muslim Brotherhood militias to blow up a ...

Russian Foreign Ministry says U.S. State Department’s religious freedom report politicized

Moscow, May 24, Interfax - The 2012 international religious freedom report of the U.S. State Department has been done superficially and does not reflect the objective situation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "We are to conclude that the U.S. State Department has again presented a contorted and politicized picture of the situation in the religious freedom ...

Russian Church Slams US State Department’s Unfair Criticism – OpEd

By: VOR 1/8/2012 The Russian Orthodox Church and the Council of Muftis of Russia have both slammed the US State Department’s annual report on international religious freedoms where Russia is listed among countries where those freedoms are not properly observed. The report reviews the status of religious freedoms in 199 countries and territories. The top eight chronic violators of ...

The World’s Worst Religious Persecutors – OpEd

By Nina Shea 20/3/2012 Today, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (Uscirf) released its 14th annual report, which it is mandated to do under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. The report identifies the world’s worst persecutors and makes foreign-policy recommendations, which are non-binding, to the administration and Congress. Its decisions are based on the ...

American Coptic Association letter to Hillary Clinton

9/11/2011 Your Excellency Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, U.S. State Department, Washington D.C. Dear Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton: We would like to inform you that as soon as you expressed your satisfaction with the performance of The Supreme Egyptian Military Counsel, the army forces on October 9th 2011, fired live ammunition at the armless demonstrating. Christians and used ...

State Department on Armenian church collapsed in Georgia

14/9/2011 Georgian government respected religious freedom in law and in practice, says U.S. State Department’s report on religious freedom. The report contains information about the Armenian church collapsed in Tbilisi in November 2009. “The church was used as a warehouse during the Soviet era. The church did not reopen after the country’s independence, when title to the property ...

Syrian Christians Fear Regime Change Could Hasten Extinction

13/5/2011 May 13 (Bloomberg) -- As the Arab Spring protests reach Damascus, Syrian Christians look warily at a future without a time-tested autocrat to protect them from religious intolerance. In Egypt, sectarian violence, an intermittent problem in the past, flared anew since the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak in February. Twelve people were killed, hundreds injured ...

Moscow rejects U.S. allegations about Religious Inequality

Moscow, November 22, Interfax - Russia's Foreign Ministry rejected allegations by the U.S. State Department that there exists inequality between religious communities representing different faiths in Russia. The State Department made its allegations in the 2010 Report on International Religious Freedom. "The authors of the State Department report were unable to ignore positive trends in our country ...

His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr met with newly-appointed heads of State Department for Execution of Sentences

Ukrainian Orthodox Church On May 26, at the residence of the UOC Primate His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr met with the newly appointed administration of the State Department for execution of Penalties led by its chairman Alexander Lisitskov. Attending the meeting also was Secretary for the UOC Primate, His Grace Alexander, Bishop of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy, ...