Yazidis

Fighting Violent Extremism by Teaching Tolerance

In Erbil I watched Christians, Yazidis, Sunni and Shia Muslims, and a Jew, who had lost a hand in a terrorist bombing, work together. Personal transformation offers the only sure, long-term answer to build a more tolerant, less violent world.

U.S. Should Favor Most Vulnerable Religious Refugees

Religions are not equal when it comes to evaluating refugees. There are non-sectarian reasons to favor members of minority faiths, especially in the Middle East where religious minorities have suffered disproportionately.

Changing Hearts and Minds to Combat Religious Persecution

U.S. officials have never felt comfortable confronting the crime of religious persecution. They have few answers to offer other than pressing unwilling governments to better protect politically unpopular minorities.