The Canary in the Coalmine: The IRF Summit and Protecting Religious Freedom in Our World Today

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February 5, 2023

However, despite this recognition, religious freedom continues to be violated in many parts of the world. In some countries, individuals are punished for practicing their religion or expressing their beliefs, while in others, religious minorities are marginalized and excluded from social, political, and economic life. A prime example of this is in China, regarding the Muslim Uyghurs, whose treatment has rightly been decried by countries around the world including the U.S., as a modern-day holocaust.

The international community has a crucial role to play in promoting religious freedom for all. And this includes holding wayward governments accountable for violating the rights of their citizens and by supporting organizations and individuals working to protect and promote religious freedom, some of these organizations include March for the Martyrs and the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

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