Europe at a Crossroad

Civil Society’s Efforts to Counter Religious Hatred and Bigotry in Europe

On 11th April 2016, USCIRF hosted a conversation at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that examined efforts by grassroots, students, and faith leaders to prevent and combat religious hatred in Europe, counter extremism, and improve religious freedom and equality for all, taking into account recent terrorist attacks. 

Panelists included Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, and European civil society leaders, discussing the situation on the ground, their work, and best practices from their experiences. Former USCIRF Commissioner Hannah Rosenthal moderated the panel, and former USCIRF Chair George and former Commissioner Lantos-Swett, along with then Commissioner Zogby, provided remarks.