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Samuel D. Brownback

Samuel D. Brownback is the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. He previously served as governor of Kansas, as well as a U.S. representative and senator. 

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Asma Uddin

Asma Uddin is the director of strategy at the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF). Prior to this position, she was Counsel at the The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where she focused on both international and American religious liberty advocacy. Ms. Uddin has extensive knowledge of religious liberty law and a track record of […]

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Brian Pellot

Brian Pellot is director of global strategy at Religion News Service and Religion Newswriters Foundation. He writes about international hate speech, free speech, religious freedom and media freedom issues in his RNS column On Faith and is based in London and Cape Town.

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Reporting on Islam

While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]

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Katrina Lantos Swett

Katrina Lantos Swett is the chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and president of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice. She is an expert on religious freedom and human rights issues around the world.

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Dalia Hashad

Dalia Hashad is the Arab, Muslim, South Asian advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union. She is part of the Campaign Against Racial Profiling, which focuses on issues facing Arab, Muslim and South Asian Americans in a post-9/11 world. 

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James D. Cox

James D. Cox is a professor of law at Duke University Law School in Durham, N.C.  He  is an expert on corporate law and filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court supporting the government’s position in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga challenge to the contraception mandate. The brief argues, in part, that the religious values […]

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