From the July/August, 2009 issue of Touchstone
america religious liberty Peace & Piety by Keith Pavlischek

Peace & Piety

World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security
by Thomas F. Farr
Oxford University Press, 2008
(384 pages, $29.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Keith Pavlischek

Thomas Farr served as a Foreign Service officer for twenty-one years before retiring to become a Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. In his last assignment, from 1999 to 2003, he served as the first Director of the Office of International Religious Freedom, which Congress created when it passed the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) in 1998.

As Farr explains in detail, Congress stipulated that the office would be led by . . .


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