Trump admin. announces global alliance to defend religious freedom, fight persecution

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 8th, 2020 2:05 pm

Last Updated Feb 8th, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week the launch of a new global alliance to defend religious freedom and combat religious persecution.

The International Religious Freedom Alliance gathers over two dozen countries dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of religion around the world.

The IRF Alliance includes "like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being," Pompeo said during his speech at an event Wednesday evening.

Pompeo also explained that more than eight in ten people around the world live in places in which their religious liberties are severely prohibited.


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