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International Religious Freedom Summit evokes Christian persecution in Nigeria

The second annual International Religious Freedom Summit will run from June 28-30 in Washington, D.C. Among the topics discussed are China’s persecution of Uyghur Muslims, persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, antisemitism in Europe, and the continual attacks on Christians in Nigeria.


The conference’s featured speakers will include U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain, former NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom, an outspoken critic of Uyghur Muslim persecution, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Paivi Rasanen, a Finnish evangelical Christian and member of parliament.  

Nury Turkel, the newly appointed chair of the U.S. Committee on International Religious Freedom and a Uyghur Muslim, commented on the IRF Summit’s importance to the Washington Times and hoped that summit will help others view religious liberty as a problem of national security.

ICC, which will be attending the conference, has reported extensively on Christian persecution in Nigeria, with articles documenting the St. Francis Catholic Church attack, Fulani militant attacks, and abductions of priests around the country.


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