- The Secretary of State should budget at least $50 million a year for programs that advance religious freedom worldwide.
- Government agencies should not discriminate against religious entities when awarding federal funding.
- Plans of action should be developed to support religious freedom in Countries of Particular Concern (remember these from USCIRF).
- Concerns about international religious freedom should be raised when meeting with leaders of foreign countries.
- State Department and Foreign Affairs workers are to undergo training in international religious freedom.
- Economic tools, such as the awarding of foreign assistance or the assigning of sanctions, should be used to help advance international religious freedom.
Because religious freedom is widely understood to be a basic human right (sees Article 18-20 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights), it has long been a factor in U.S. foreign policy. This itself is not new. However, this executive order does outline some specific ways it is to be factored into policy. It will take some time to determine whether it actually changes U.S. foreign policy in any meaningful sense.