Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

International Religious Freedom Summit

More than 40 organizations committed to upholding religious freedom have joined as convening partners for an International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington on July 13-15.

A statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) noted that Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace welcomed the announcement.

The USCCB’s statement also noted that Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York and chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, will be one of the keynote speakers

“According to a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 83 percent of the world’s approximately 7 billion people now live in countries with high government or social hostilities involving religion. Every culture, nation, religious or political system must strive to better protect religious freedom, a vital human right,” said Bishop Malloy

“It is for that reason that I welcome the announcement of an International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit to be held in our nation’s capital this July. This summit is intended to raise awareness about international religious freedom within the United States and to bring together a broad coalition that will work together for the cause of religious freedom around the world.”

More information is available here.