Tensions have long persisted between China’s government and the Uighur Muslim population concentrated in China’s western Xinjiang region. Uighur Muslims are ethnically Turkic, practice Islam, and have close cultural ties to Central Asia.
International Religious Freedom
Last week, the State Department issued its annual report on International Religious Freedom. The report tracks religious freedom – for religious majorities, minorities and non-believers – in 199 countries.
This year, the report highlighted blasphemy and
After decades of being "one of the world’s most persecuted minorities,” as designated by the United Nations, recent elections in Myanmar may provide a hint of hope for the Rohingya Muslim community.
During this holiday season, which highlights the diversity of religious traditions that are celebrated in communities throughout the world, we are moved to think about those who do not the same freedom to celebrate as we do in the United States.
Rabbi David Saperstein, former Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and current Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, delivered his first International Religious Freedom report this week. The 2014 report marks the 17th y