America Abroad: The First Freedom: Promoting International Religious Liberty

Freedom of religion is gospel in the U.S., and it's canonized in international law. There is growing evidence it helps create stable societies, and that religious repression in the world is a national security threat. Despite a U.S. law that commands the government to promote international religious freedom, the secular State Department hasn't quite found its calling. The First Freedom visited Vietnam, where U.S. pressure has led to moderate religious reforms, and Pakistan, where promoting religious freedom takes a back pew to U.S. strategic interests.

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