International Religious Freedom Advocacy

A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs

by H. Knox Thames, Chris Seiple, Amy Rowe

The first resource of its kind, International Religious Freedom Advocacy equips activists and policymakers with an intimate knowledge of the governmental institutions, NGOs, and laws that work to safeguard religious liberties across the world. Beginning with an overview of the international legal protections, these advocacy veterans explain the intricacies of and resources available within the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, Organization of American States, African Union, and more. They conclude with in-depth case studies of Turkmenistan and Vietnam and a host of additional helpful information.


  • Baylor University Press; November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781602585096
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: International Religious Freedom Advocacy
  • Author: H. Knox Thames; Chris Seiple; Amy Rowe
  • Imprint: Baylor University Press

About The Author

H. Knox Thames is Director of Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Previously he was Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State, serving as the lead officer for religious freedom issues at the United Nations. In 2007 he received the International Religious Freedom Award from the International Religious Liberty Association.

Chris Seiple is President of the Institute for Global Engagement and the founder of the Council on Faith & International Affairs.

Amy Rowe served as Director of Country Programs at the Institute for Global Engagement until September 2007, where she helped convene the Institute's international dialogues on religion, security, and rule of law in Europe and Asia.