America has a history of not only protecting freedom in our homeland, but advancing the cause globally. The Congressional Prayer Caucus is dedicated to standing with our brothers and sisters around the world who are being persecuted for their faith.
Congressman Randy Forbes, Founder and Co-chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, recently made the statement, “The freedom to peacefully live out our faith is not just part of our heritage as Americans, but a linchpin of our humanity.”
Below are just a few of the efforts put forth by the nearly 100 Members in the Congressional Prayer Caucus to advance the cause of freedom. It is the essence of our First Amendment, it should remain a top priority for each and every one of us.
Congressman Randy Forbes recently wrote, “In the face of the atrocities being committed against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, it is perhaps more crucial than ever that we refuse to sit idly by in silence. We must stand. We must act. That’s why I cosponsored a bipartisan bill to improve U.S. efforts to protect religious freedom by better training and equipping diplomats to counter extremism, address persecution, mitigate conflict, and assist the Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom to coordinate efforts globally.” Read more
Also, Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus cosponsored H.Res. 139 to condemn violence against minorities in the Middle East, and any actions limiting the free expression and practice of faith.
Sen. Lankford held a hearing that pointed out that America’s inconsistency here in the U.S. harms our ability to promote religious freedom internationally.
As Senator Lankford observed: “When Navy chaplains are told what they can and cannot do, when individual state schools shut down the practice to be able to practice their own religion on campus, these become serious challenges to our example to the World of living out freedom of religion. When that gets diminished here, it becomes a serious issue to try to shine that beacon in other places.”