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.
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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.