Thursday, March 24, 2011

Create a Special U.S. Envoy for Religious Freedom!

Dear Friends,

I’ve never been afraid to attend church or wondered if my family would be murdered just because we’re Christians. Unfortunately, this is the reality that many Christians around the world face every day. It’s easy to take our own freedom of religion for granted, but instead of taking it for granted, we should use it to speak up for those who face constant fear of persecution due to their faith in Christ.

Will you take a moment to speak out for those who don’t enjoy religious freedom?

Congressman Wolf recently introduced a bill in the House of Representatives called H.R. 440. This bill would require the Obama administration to appoint a Special Envoy for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia, the area of the world that contains the most countries that actively persecute Christians.

Open Doors USA is asking you to contact your U.S. Representative to ask him/her to co-sponsor H.R. 440. If this bill is passed, the Obama administration will be required to appoint an expert on international religious freedom to directly confront religious persecution in this part of the world.
Read bill for details>>

Please send your message today, and ask your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 440 and to vote “Yes” when the bill is brought up for a vote. Thank you for speaking out for those without a voice!

Advocating with you,

Lindsay Vessey
Advocacy Director
Open Doors USA

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