October 27, 2008, just last week, marked the ten-year anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act (also see wikipedia). In short, the IRFA made it a matter of U.S. foreign policy to promote religious freedom around the world. On H.W. 7, you will read more about this act and the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
In honor of this tenth anniversary, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has a Q&A with Allen Hertzke, a close observer of the creation of the IRFA.