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The Impact of Blasphemy Laws Abroad
Recent years have seen a rise in the passage and enforcement of blasphemy laws in countries including Pakistan, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the Senate Human Rights Caucus for a discussion being co-sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace and Freedom House.
Panelists will examine the impact of these blasphemy laws, the suppression of religious freedom, and actions policymakers can take to support the freedoms of religion, belief, and expression.
The Senate Human Rights Caucus is co-chaired by Senators Chris Coons and Mark Kirk. The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission is co-chaired by Congressmen Joseph R. Pitts and James P. McGovern.
* Arsalan Suleman, Acting U.S. Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Department of State
* Mark Lagon, President, Freedom House
* Elizabeth Cassidy, Acting Co-Director for Policy and Research, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
* Susan Hayward, Moderator, Director for Religion & Inclusive Societies, U.S. Institute of Peace
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INTER_160526_014.JPG: (left to right) Elizabeth Cassidy, Mark Lagon, Arsalan Suleman, and Susan Hayward
INTER_160526_019.JPG: Elizabeth Cassidy, Acting Co-Director for Policy and Research, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
INTER_160526_025.JPG: Mark Lagon, President, Freedom House
INTER_160526_029.JPG: Arsalan Suleman, Acting U.S. Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Department of State
INTER_160526_036.JPG: Susan Hayward, Moderator, Director for Religion & Inclusive Societies, U.S. Institute of Peace
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.