The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hosted the hearing, which was chaired by Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey.
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Republican and Democrat Leaders Urge Biden to Add Nigeria to List of Countries Violating Religious Freedom
Despite evidence of rampant human rights violations against Christians and religious minorities in Nigeria, the U.S. State Department under the Biden administration removed Nigeria from its CPC list in 2021 and kept the country off the list again in 2022.
His latest book, ‘Catechism of the Spiritual Life,’ reflects on the basics of life in relationship with Christ and his Church, religious liberty, the sacraments and spiritual battle.
COMMENTARY: President Trump’s pick, Sam Brownback, was relentless in observing and condemning religious persecution while encouraging world leaders to take steps in advancing religious freedom.
The presidential directive, signed on June 2, prioritizes international religious freedom in foreign policy and overseas government aid projects, among other things.
Twenty-seven countries have signed on as members of the alliance.
The bipartisan bill, designed to strengthen the U.S. response to religious persecution, could assist the new administration in refocusing America’s foreign-policy priorities.
The bill, which now goes to the Senate for passage, is named for Frank Wolf, a former congressman who continues to be an advocate for religious freedom worldwide.
As he was sworn in on Feb. 20, Rabbi David Saperstein emphasized the ‘fierce urgency’ of responding to international religious persecution.
Rabbi David Saperstein will be the first non-Christian to hold the position.