Efforts In the United States

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (U.S.C.I.R.F.)
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (U.S.C.I.R.F.)
\"\" USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission created by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.  USCIRF uses international standards to monitor religious freedom violations globally, and makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress.  USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and Congressional leaders of both political parties.  Their work is supported by a professional, nonpartisan staff.  USCIRF is separate from the State Department, although the Department’s Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom is a non-voting ex officio Commissioner. 2018 Annual Report The USCIRF reports on religious freedom conditions in selected countries and formulates policy recommendations for the U.S. Administration and Congress. For more information, visit the USCIRF website at: www.uscirf.gov
The State Legislative Religious Freedom Initiative
States highlighted in BLUE indicate that the resolution has been introduced. States highlighted in GOLD indicate final adoption and no further action is necessary. States highlighted in RED indicate no resolution has been introduced at this time.

The National Council of the Order of St. Andrew initiated in 2006 the Religious Freedom Resolutions project. The goal of this project, which represents one component of the overall, multi-faceted Religious Freedom Initiative, is the adoption of religious freedom resolutions in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in every state legislature. This project is an ongoing effort of the Order of Saint Andrew and represents an important part of the governmental and public affairs strategy of the Religious Freedom Initiative.

Stephen Georgeson serves as the national coordinator for the state resolutions project. He can be contacted at spgeorgeson@yahoo.com.

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U.S. State Resolution Status and Primary Sponsors