The International Religious Freedom Summit this weekend (January 31 – February 1) comes at a moment when people of faith all over the world are under growing pressure. From a numerical standpoint, more Christians, for example, are being persecuted worldwide than ever before. Excuses for anti-Semitism are made on some of our greatest university campuses. The Chinese are unapologetic about crimes against Muslim minorities and Falun Gong.
Former US Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback (also a distinguished former U.S. Senator and Governor of Kansas) is one of many experts appearing this weekend, including US AID Administrator (and former Obama aide) Samantha Powers, the courageous Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilus III, and David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme.
The Summit is held in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. Its mission of “religious freedom for everyone, everywhere, all the time” should resonate with believers of good will—all of whom face growing prejudice in our time.
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