July 18, 2019 | Christian Today
The U.S.’ religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback made an impassioned plea to people of faith on Tuesday to fight for their liberties and those of others suffering for their faith worldwide.
He was speaking at the State Department’s Second Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, which has brought around 1,000 leaders from religious and civic groups to Washington DC this week.
Brownback called on them to be a part of a new “global grassroots movement” to advance religious liberty as he said that the “iron curtain” of persecution needed to “come down now”, the Catholic News Agency reports.
“We need your activism. We need your passion. We need you to boldly fight for religious freedom,” he told them. “As united we do stand, divided we fall – and often we fall in catastrophic, and sometimes even genocidal, ways.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also present at the summit and echoed the call from Brownback by asking those in attendance to get the ball rolling by forming “religious freedom roundtables” in their own countries.
“All people must be permitted to practise their faith openly,” he said…. (Excerpted from Christian Today article by Christian Today Staff)