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    Faith, Freedom, and Foreign Policy in the Next Administration

    On November 1, RFP Director Tom Farr will offer religious freedom policy recommendations for the next presidential administration at an event sponsored by The Review of Faith and International Affairs. He will be joined by Lisa Curtis and Judd Birdsall.
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    Foreign & Commonwealth Office Hosts Religious Freedom Conference

    RFP Director Tom Farr and Associate Scholar Brian Grim will be speaking in London this week at a conference on countering violent extremism. They will be joined by leading policymakers, religious leaders, and influential members of civil society.
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    Farr Criticizes Recent Civil Rights Report

    RFP Director Tom Farr signed a letter asking President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to reject a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report that claims faith groups are using religious freedom as a pretext for discrimination.
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    Farr, Saperstein, Figel on Newseum Panel

    RFP Director Tom Farr spoke at the Newseum on October 7.Together with U.S. Ambassador David Saperstein and the European Union's Jan Figel, he discussed the importance of protecting religious freedom abroad.
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    How Christians Contributed to Freedom

    Samuel Gregg reviews the RFP's Christianity and Freedom volumes edited by Timothy Shah and Allen Hertzke, which explain how many contemporary freedoms trace their roots to the Christian church, Christian thinkers, and Christian practice.

    related | Volume I and Volume II

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    Religion and Diplomacy

    Today, RFP Associate Director Timothy Shah is moderating a panel on xenophobia and inclusion at the "Religion and Diplomacy" conference sponsored by the Berkley Center.

About Us

The Religious Freedom Project (RFP) is the nation's only university-based program devoted exclusively to the analysis of religious freedom, a basic human right restricted in many parts of the world. The RFP engages a team of international scholars to examine and debate the meaning and value of religious liberty; its importance for democracy; and its role in social and economic development, international diplomacy, and the struggle against violent religious extremism. The project is made possible by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation and our partnership with Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion.

Project Themes

Religious Liberty, Economic Freedom, and Development

Religious Liberty, Economic Freedom, and Development

The RFP's Economic Working Group focuses on the impact of religious freedom on economic freedom, political economy, and development. Our scholars are economists, development specialists, political scientists, and students of…

Religious Liberty, Political Freedom, and Democracy

Religious Liberty, Political Freedom, and Democracy

The RFP's Political Working Group focuses on the impact of religious freedom on political freedom and democracy. Our scholars are experts in areas of political science, sociology, law, diplomacy, and…

Under Caesar’s Sword

Under Caesar’s Sword

In collaboration with the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame, the RFP is engaging in a three-year global research project called "Under Caesar’s

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