J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD Radio’s managing editor. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012 and eventually becoming WORLD’s Washington Bureau chief. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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International religious freedom bill heads to Obama’s desk

Religious Freedom | Legislation elevates religious freedom issues in U.S. foreign policy
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/13/16, 05:31 pm

WASHINGTON—A long-awaited international religious freedom (IRF) bill is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk after the U.S. House gave final approval Tuesday afternoon.

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Fairness for all, or a few?

Religious Liberty | Critics of an NAE-CCCU plan to protect religious freedom say it favors institutions over individuals
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/29/16, 02:37 pm

Presidents of two major evangelical organizations are calling on Christian leaders to consider supporting legislation that would codify rights for LGBT and religious communities in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Alberto Fernandez: The war against jihad

Q&A | What the West needs to understand about Middle East Islamo-Fascism
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/21/16, 05:44 pm

Ambassador Alberto Fernandez grew up in Miami after his family members fled Communist Cuba as political refugees in 1959. He spent 32 years in the U.S. foreign service, including stints as director for Middle East public diplomacy, ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, and coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (2012-2015).

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