Advance Religious Freedom Draws Praise from NRB Members


Members of the National Religious Broadcasters joined government officials, religious leaders, rights advocates, and civil society organizations from around the world last week as they gathered for the U.S. Department of State’s first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

The three-day event was hailed by participants as a major breakthrough for religious freedom and a testament to the current White House administration’s commitment to the issue.

“I’m extremely pleased that Ambassador Brownback and the Secretary of State initiated this event,” Michael Farris, president, CEO, and general counsel of ADF International, told NRB Today. “Far too long the United States has promoted just about everything on earth other than religious freedom. And for us to put this much time and attention … shows a commitment to this issue. That is extremely refreshing.”

Dr. Don Sweeting, president of Colorado Christian University, was also among those who participated in the ministerial and agreed that the U.S. government’s recognition of religious freedom as a major issue has “been a long time coming.”

For a full report on the ministerial from NRB’s vice president of government relations, Aaron Mercer, click here.

Click here for NRB’s letter to Pompeo, in which NRB’s president & CEO thanks the Secretary of State for his leadership, pledging: “You will not be alone in this great cause.”

Also, for the latest news on Pastor Andrew Brunson, click here.

By NRB Staff

Published: August 2, 2018