State Department Releases International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

On May 29, 2018 the U.S. Department of State released the International Religious Freedom Annual Report 2017, which provides details on the status of religious freedom in various countries and territories. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called religious freedom “a right belonging to every individual on the globe” and said the U.S. “stands with those who yearn for religious liberty.” At the event marking the report’s release, Pompeo emphasized religious freedom’s central role in the history of the U.S. “Religious freedom was vital to America’s beginning,” he said. “Defending it is critical to our future.”

Country reports on Switzerland and  Liechtenstein can be downloaded on the State Department website.