Center for Religious Freedom
The Center for Religious Freedom (CRF) at the Hudson Institute promotes religious freedom as a component of U.S. foreign policy. Throughout the Cold War, the Center focused on persecution under communism, and it continues to advocate for religious freedom in China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Today, it is primarily engaged in ensuring that American policymakers defend the principle of religious freedom and support believers in the Muslim world who are persecuted simply for their religious beliefs. Led by veteran religious freedom advocate Nina Shea and scholar Paul Marshall, the Center joined the Hudson Institute in 2007. It had previously been a part of Freedom House for 10 years.