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May 21, 2018

WATCH: IRD’s Global Christian Persecution Summit

The Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) hosted a global Christian persecution summit, “Why Don’t Christians Care About Christians?” in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Thursday, May 10.

Journalists, academics, activists, and others joined IRD staff at the event to hear from a range of respected experts as they encouraged American Christians to advocate on behalf of persecuted Christians overseas. These speakers included:

Samuel Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
Mark Tooley, Institute on Religion & Democracy, President
Jordan Allot, Founder of Altum Productions and Media Advisor to In Defense of Christians
Retired Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Wilberforce Initiative
Slater Armstrong, Joining Our Voices, Founder
Matthew Behum, Trinitarian International Solidarity, Director
Rt. Reverend Julian Dobbs, Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America East
Sarah Roderick Fitch, General Secretary of the Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights
Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, Co-founder and Vice President of Rabbis and Ministers for Israel
Michael Horowitz, Senior Advisor for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Alex Inman, Graduating high school senior and Eagle Scout
Faith J. H. McDonnell, IRD’s International Religious Liberty Program and Church Alliance for a New Sudan
Luke Moon, Philos Project, Deputy Director
Dominic Sputo, author of Heirloom Love: Authentic Christianity for this Age of Persecution
Dr. Scott Redd, President and an Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Washington, DC campus of Reformed Theological Seminary
Albert Thompson, Teaching Fellow with Virginia Community College Systems and a doctoral student at Howard University 
Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy, President, and CEO 
Chelsen Vicari, IRD’s Evangelical Program Director
Videos of all the sessions are posted below:


One Response to WATCH: IRD’s Global Christian Persecution Summit

  1. Earl H Foote says:

    This was a very informative summit. I was impressed with the speakers, and this is a very important topic.

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