Open Doors Goes To Washington
This was the first press conference that we had ever held in Washington D.C. We had over 20 organizations show up like USCIRF, The Christian Post and the Family Research Council.
Dr. Carl Moeller, President of Open Doors USA shared pictures of churches which had been bombed by an extremist group that is located primarily in Northern Nigeria, an Islamic Extremist group. More than 100 Christians have been killed in church bombings in 2012 alone.
Rabbi Adlerstein of The Simon Wiesenthal Center talked about the importance of people of all faiths having the ability to safely attend their house of worship without fear. He encouraged all people, from all faith groups to speak out on this issue.
Nina Shea of The Hudson Institute shared about the House bill HR 440, to appoint a special religious freedom envoy in the Near East and South Central Asia. This bill was recently passed in the House, but has been held up in the Senate by Senator Jim Webb.
It was so important to share this information with these organizations….organizations which have influence and can spark change. Will you pray that God would allow for more opportunities to share this message with others? Thanks so much for standing with us!