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State Department Outlines Path to Combat Trafficking
State Department Outlines Path to Combat Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
To combat human trafficking around the globe requires comprehensive anti-trafficking laws with severe consequences for violation coupled with effective prosecution, the State Department said.

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"America First" Policy at Odds with Our Nation's Values

By: David McMillan
The values of our nation - freedom, human dignity and so on - don't change, but at times our policies do, says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Someone needs to let him know this dualism doesn't work.

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Annual Religious Freedom Report Highlights Restrictive Laws
Annual Religious Freedom Report Highlights Restrictive Laws

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Laws against blasphemy and apostasy violate human rights and can inflame passions related to these matters, according to the latest annual U.S. government report on religious freedom.

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Report: Religious Minorities Experience
Report: Religious Minorities Experience "Heightened Vulnerability" to Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious minorities experience a "heightened vulnerability" to human trafficking, and traffickers often target female religious minorities, a report says.

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Civil Society Vital to Curb Human Rights Abuses, Fight Terrorism
Civil Society Vital to Curb Human Rights Abuses, Fight Terrorism

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The strength of civil society has increased globally, giving "ordinary citizens more power and responsibility" and threatening "governments that wish to monopolize power and evade responsibility," a government report says.

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Kerry, State Department Declare IS Actions to Be Genocide
Kerry, State Department Declare IS Actions to Be Genocide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Culminating months of research and analysis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Islamic State actions in the Middle East against Christians, Yezidis and other religious groups to be genocide.

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Islamic State Committed Genocide, Says Holocaust Museum; State Department Undecided
Islamic State Committed Genocide, Says Holocaust Museum; State Department Undecided

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A published report labeled the Islamic State's actions toward the Yezidi people as genocide, but the State Department has not made a formal finding.

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Report: 4 Areas Where Religious Freedom Falling Short
Report: 4 Areas Where Religious Freedom Falling Short

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by non-state actors, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was a primary emphasis in a new U.S. State Department report.

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Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide
Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, even though progress has been made to address it the last 15 years, the U.N. says. And many consumers may be unaware they contribute to the problem.

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Annual State Department Report Notes Significant Human Rights Abuses
Annual State Department Report Notes Significant Human Rights Abuses

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Twenty-one nations were identified as countries of particular concern in the state department's annual report of human rights issues in global nations.

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Global Religious Persecution and Displacement High in 2013
Global Religious Persecution and Displacement High in 2013

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Displacement of religious communities reached record heights in 2013. Persecution, violence and imprisonment impacted numerous religious traditions, a new report says.

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State Department Fires Back at Ambassador
WASHINGTON (RNS) The State Department fired back at a prominent Catholic ambassador who said the agency has a “rigidly narrow” view of foreign policy.
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Kmiec’s Gospel Falls Flat in Foggy Bottom
(RNS) The State Department has a “rigidly narrow” view of diplomacy that neglects religion’s role in foreign affairs, a prominent Catholic ambassador charged.
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Report: Ambassador Spends too Much Time on Religion
WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. ambassador to Malta has spent “considerable time” writing on topics beyond the mission of his office.
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State Department to Leave Mother and Father on Documents
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary Clinton has ordered changes to a proposal to remove the terms “mother” and “father” from records of overseas births.
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