MIDDLE EAST – Brownback: Christianity’s future in Middle East has reached defining moment

CRUX | Josephine von Dohlen | Sept. 13, 2019

In a file photo, Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom and former Kansas governor, speaks during a forum addressing international religious freedom issues at the United Nations March 1, 2019. (Credit: Gregory A. Shemitz/CNS.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a room full of religious leaders, politicians and other supporters of protecting Christians threatened in the Middle East, Sam Brownback, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, urged more prayer and action to continue supporting persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

“There are millions of people, right now, praying in quiet corners, in little houses or huts, that are persecuted throughout the world,” Brownback said in his keynote address at the sixth annual Solidarity Dinner hosted by In Defense of Christians Sept. 10. “They’re praying to God saying, ‘Help us, we need some help here.’ … And that is why you are here, it is those prayers.”