Kristina Arriaga
Kristina Arriaga
Kristina Arriaga

Kristina Arriaga is the recipient of the Newseum’s 2017 Freedom of Expression Award for Religious Freedom. She serves as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. This year each commissioner adopted a prisoner of conscience. Kristina adopted Mahvash Sabet and Fariba Kalamabadi. The views expressed here are her own.

Here’s My Pocket Poem For National Poetry Month. What’s Yours?

Today, April 27, it’s Carry a Poem in Your Pocket Day—#PocketPoem. This is one of the many festivities of the National Poetry Month.

Top 10 Religious Liberty Events Of 2015

Beards, prisoners, Native Americans, Sikhs, nuns, and two 17-year-old girls named Samantha top the list.

Americans Shouldn’t Have To Fear Recriminations For Speech

Our First Amendment freedoms of speech, religion, and association are what allow Americans to live together in harmony despite widely diverging views.

Feds Invade Native American Gathering, Grab Property, Threaten Jail

No, it’s not the 1800s. It’s a twenty-first-century government with apparently nothing better to do than threaten Native Americans over owning molted eagle feathers.

In Celebration Of Religious Liberty Day, ‘Je Suis American’

Religious liberty is often treated like the eccentric uncle of the human-rights family. It shouldn’t be. We need it now, perhaps, more than ever.

On His Christmas Deathbed, My Father Still Remembered Fidel Castro

This Christmas, our government should demand that the Castro brothers end their decades-long reign of terror.