RELEASE – Save the Persecuted Christians Leaders to Address Massive Worldwide Epidemic at NRB Convention

Save the Persecuted Christians | Feb. 25, 2020

National Religious Broadcasters Event Set for Feb. 25-28 in Nashville to Feature Powerful Exhibit ‘Warfare on Women’

WASHINGTON—Leaders from Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) will be a part of this week’s National Religious Broadcasters “Look Forward” Christian Media Convention in Nashville.  

WHO:      Save the Persecuted Christians’ Frank Gaffney and Dede Laugesen

WHAT:    National Religious Broadcasters Convention

WHERE: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

WHEN:    Feb. 26-27 (convention runs Feb. 25-28)

WHY:       To share information, resources and action items to address the plight of hundreds of millions of Christians worldwide

HOW:      Learn more about the NRB Convention here.

At approximately 4 p.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 26, Save the Persecuted Christians President and CEO Frank J. Gaffney will make brief remarks to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention just prior to a keynote address by U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Save the Persecuted Christians’ SaveUs Movement’s short video will also play during the afternoon’s program, as well as throughout the convention on the Gaylord Opryland Hotel’s dedicated channel.

Starting on Feb. 26, Save the Persecuted Christians’ powerful traveling exhibit, Warfare on Women,” will be on display in the Fresh Brew Cafe area of the Exhibit Hall. It documents the terrible techniques used to demean and degrade female believers and to instill fear into the heart of Christian communities. “Warfare on Women” highlights stories of Christian women, from Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan and elsewhere, who are targeted simply because they follow Jesus.

Particularly noteworthy is the exhibit’s “Kidnapped” banner, which focuses on Nigeria and the abduction of Christian teen Leah Sharibu, in Boko Haram captivity for just over two years. It states: “Nigerian girls are being terrorized and enslaved by three of the world’s most dangerous extremists, including Boko Haram, Islamic State in West Africa Province and Muslim Fulani herdsmen. Thousands of people are reportedly held captive in northern Nigeria and the Middle Belt, where kidnapping and banditry fund the terrorists’ genocidal agendas.”

Gaffney and STPC Executive Director Dede Laugesen will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the two-year-old organization—a bipartisan, multi-faith coalition of nearly 200 civil society, faith and community leaders who advocate for more than 300 million persecuted Christians globally.

The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and save souls by disseminating actionable information about the magnitude of the persecution taking place globally and by mobilizing concerned Americans for the purpose of holding accountable those responsible and imposing costs for their crimes against humanity.

Gaffney will also join Dr. Sean Lin and Dede Laugesen in a special presentation sponsored by the Committee on the Present Danger: China in the Gaylord’s Canal A meeting room from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 26 to address the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal repression of Christian and other faith communities—including its increasing use of industrial-grade organ harvesting to kill, terrify and oppress their members. (View video of the panel here.)

With so much of the world’s Christian population being harassed, tortured, imprisoned and/or murdered for their beliefs, the need has never been greater for the sort of grassroots campaign STPC’s SaveUs Movement is working to foster. Its efforts are modeled after a miraculously successful one that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution—Soviet Jews—by penalizing those in the Kremlin responsible for such repression. Through this movement, Save the Persecuted Christians endeavors to provide American policymakers with the popular support they need to effect real change worldwide and to alleviate systemicallythe suffering being experienced by so many of those following Christ.


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