The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments July 21, 2021, from Resurrection Catholic School in Lansing, Mich., on whether requiring Michigan students to wear masks in classrooms violates their religious freedom.
European bishops called on the European Union to do more to protect religious freedom in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of efforts to strengthen the bloc’s role as a “global humanitarian, development, economic and peace actor.”
At the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, Archbishop Warda said in a July 14, 2021, address that beyond Iraq’s infrastructure needs, what needs to be rebuilt is the dignity of those who suffered under the Islamic State group.
In July 14, 2021, address to the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, Smith said China’s leader Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have exponentially increased persecution against religious believers “in ways not seen since the Cultural Revolution.”