FOR THE MARTYRS

Former U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Set to Speak at March for the Martyrs

Former U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Set to Speak at March for the Martyrs

Former U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Set to Speak at March for the Martyrs

“As long as passivity lasts, so long will persecution continue.”

Ambassador Sam Brownback, America’s most influential advocate for international religious freedom and the leading voice against the persecution of religious groups globally, is set to speak at the upcoming March for the Martyrs. We welcome Ambassador Brownback’s wealth of experience and passionate advocacy in its ranks.

Throughout his illustrious career, Ambassador Brownback has stood at the forefront of the fight for religious liberty. As a U.S. Senator and later as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, he has tirelessly worked to bring attention to the plight of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world. His efforts have been instrumental in pushing for policies and initiatives that protect the right to worship freely, regardless of faith.

One of the pivotal moments of Ambassador Brownback’s career was highlighted in the first Congressional hearing on Religious Persecution in the Middle East, where he pointedly addressed the alarming indifference towards the persecution of Christians, especially in the MENA region. He stated, “American Christians’ lack of knowledge about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East ‘tends to make Americans passive about the persecution of Christians. As long as passivity lasts, so long will persecution continue.'” This statement underlines a critical issue that has long plagued efforts to combat religious persecution — the lack of awareness and action among those who are in a position to make a difference.

During his time as senator and ambassador, Ambassador Brownback has been a relentless force, advocating for those silenced by oppression. His work has spanned continents and cultures, always with the goal of ensuring that every individual has the freedom to believe and practice their faith without fear. His dedication to this cause has brought international attention to the often-overlooked issue of religious persecution, galvanizing support and action from governments, organizations, and individuals alike.

As we prepare to welcome Ambassador Brownback to the March for the Martyrs, his words from 1997 still echo with profound relevance. The challenge of overcoming passivity and ignorance towards the persecution of Christians remains as urgent as ever. His presence and message at the march will not only inspire but also remind us of the continuous need for vigilance, advocacy, and action in the face of ongoing persecution.

The March for the Martyrs serves as a crucial platform for raising awareness and fostering a united front against the oppression of Christians worldwide.

With leaders like Ambassador Sam Brownback lending their voice to this cause, the march promises to be a powerful call to action, urging us all to stand in solidarity with our persecuted brothers and sisters. As we gather on April 27th, let us remember that the fight for religious freedom is far from over, and it is through our collective efforts that we can hope to make a difference. Register now!

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