Speakers Share Bipartisan Views on 2018 Midterm Elections

Visiting speakers Darius Baxter and Frank Luntz provided bipartisan perspectives on the 2018 Midterms in programs on December 6 and 7 in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and The Hague. Frank Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. He is one of the most influential pollsters in American politics, in fact more media ...
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Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat visits the Netherlands

Last week, Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF) of Baltimore, Maryland, visited the Netherlands. In Rotterdam, The Hague, and Amsterdam, he provided insights into successful interfaith and cross-cultural exchanges to Dutch educational, community and religious leaders, as well as students, based on his religious expertise, CECF’s groundbreaking work with youth, and his 10-plus years of travel all ...
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Presidential Message on the 55th Anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” Speech

August 28, 2018 Today, our Nation commemorates 55 years since the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March for Jobs and Freedom, and spoke passionately for his dream of equality and justice for all. On August 28, 1963, Dr. King addressed a sea of marchers ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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Ambassador hosts religious leaders in honor of National Religious Freedom Day

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra and his wife Diane, invited faith leaders and experts in the field of religious freedom in the Netherlands to a lunch on February 8, in honor of National Religious Freedom Day.  Leaders from various faiths discussed religious tolerance in the Netherlands and other relevant international religious freedom issues.  The dialogue provided a ...
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A remarkable family united by one mission

They are three generations of one family. They enlisted in the militaries of three different nations. But their cause is the same: service. Henry Kubinski is a World War II veteran, having served as part of the First Independent Polish Parachute Brigade. He is back in the Netherlands for this week’s commemorations of Operation Market ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

Washington, DC- August 15, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all. We are releasing today the  2016 International Religious Freedom Report.  This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as a universal human right. This law calls for the government ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley hosts Iftar Dinner

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley The Hague, June 19, 2017 Ladies and gentleman, it is a true honor for Sabine and me to host this special Iftar dinner. Over the years we have had the pleasure of celebrating the breaking of the fast with friends in Tripoli, Kuwait City, Jerusalem, Benghazi, and Pristina, but also ...
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World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2017 Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories we would ...
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