The United States’ Government is committed to promote religious tolerance and combat discrimination and hate speech. With funding from the Department of State, the Department of Justice partners with the Department of Homeland Security and counterparts in host countries to conduct bilateral workshops focused on best practices in combatting religious intolerance, discrimination and hate speech. To-date, workshops have been conducted in countries including Spain, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece and Indonesia. These workshops include the participation of civil society (local and US NGOs), government officials, police officers, judges, and faith leaders. The workshops take the form of bilateral dialogues, with opportunities for both government and NGO participants to exchange expertise, as well as practical ideas and experiences. These workshops aim to consolidate cooperation among the various federal, state and local law enforcement bodies, and their outreach to civil society and the community, notably as a way to build national prevention and enforcement mechanisms working together to effectively tackle religious intolerance and hate crime.