Merits of Religious Freedom Promotion Debated

October 13, 2015 05:48 PM

Katrina Lantos Swett, chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, says societies that protect religious freedom tend to be more peaceful and prosperous. But some critics see a double standard at work in the U.S. efforts to ensure religious freedom abroad, and even supporters of such promotion admit that the results have been mixed. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.