The Commission of the Bishops' Conference of the European Community welcomed a move by the European Parliament to classify atrocities and religious cleansing by the Islamic State as genocide.
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Religious Freedom Day is Jan. 16. As Jefferson’s statute proclaimed, religious freedom is among the “natural rights of mankind.” Yet still, billions of people abroad routinely are denied this liberty.
Eight countries are on the State Department's "Countries of Particular Concern," and a commission recommended eight others be added.