‘We Can Look Away, But We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know’: The Persecuted Church Is Heard On Capitol Hill

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Sam Brownback

WASHINGTON – Nearly 215 million Christians experience severe persecution worldwide, according to the Institute on Religion and Democracy. The plight of the oppressed has long been advocated by fellow believers. But now they’re finding a new crop of supporters beyond the walls of the church.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to advocate more for those facing violent oppression internationally.

In an effort to raise awareness, the Institute on Religion and Democracy hosted the Global Christian Persecution Summit in the heart of the US Senate offices Thursday. The IRD is a Washington-based think tank with the goal of instilling Christian values in public policy.