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US religious-freedom commission reauthorized after debate

December 20, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has won new legislative authorization, after a debate about the group’s priorities. The reauthorization had become controversial because of changes that would require the commission to consider other issues alongside religious freedom, specifically including “the abuse of religion to justify human rights violations.” One commissioner, Kristina Arriaga, resigned to protest the new policies.

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