International Religious Freedom: Event Summary
October 9, 2015
Several European countries, the European Union, and Canada have recently addressed religious freedom in their foreign policies. Given that United States policy is already shaped by the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) passed by Congress, the potential exists for transatlantic cooperation in promoting religious freedom. However, differences among Western democracies are significant. This two-day event—the first in a year-long series on IRFA policy—aimed to identify these differences and find ways to accommodate or overcome them in the urgent task of advancing international religious freedom.