Mirror of Justice

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Executive order could jump-start the cause of global religious freedom

Notre Dame’s Daniel Philpott authored an article in America that addresses a recent executive order and its connection to the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China. Philpott is correct when he says that this executive order has received little attention.

Has anyone read the executive order? Religious freedom advocates might well be frustrated that tear gas and controversy occluded a measure whose very purpose is to lift the cause of religious freedom out of the shadows. The second sentence of the order contains words that these advocates have been waiting for years to hear a president utter: “Religious freedom for all people worldwide is a foreign policy priority of the United States, and the United States will respect and vigorously promote this freedom.”

Full article here.


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