Clinton Declares Religious Freedom a National Interest

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On July 30, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided a stalwart rationale for U.S. foreign policy on worldwide religious freedom, which is rooted in the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) signed by her husband. Secretary Clinton asserted: “For the United States … religious freedom is a cherished constitutional value, a strategic national interest, and a foreign policy priority.” This statement”of religious freedom as a strategic national interest”is the most powerful statement on this issue made by this administration… . Continue Reading »