WORLDWIDE -Trump to give ‘historic’ religious freedom speech at United Nations; evangelical leaders invited

Christian Post | Samuel Smith| Sept. 20, 2019

The White House announced that President Donald Trump will give a speech on religious freedom next Monday at the United Nations headquarters in New York City and will host a special event to be attended by evangelical leaders and religious freedom advocates. 

“The President is working to broaden international support for ongoing efforts to protect religious freedom in the wake of increasing persecution of people on the basis of their beliefs and a growing number of attacks on and destruction of houses of worship by state and non-state actors,” a statement from White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham reads. 

“The President will call on the international community to take concrete steps to prevent attacks against people on the basis of their religion or beliefs and to ensure the sanctity of houses of worship and all public spaces for all faiths.”

The Monday morning event is titled “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom.”

Johnnie Moore, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and an evangelical leader who has informally engaged with the Trump administration, told The Christian Post that many have been invited to take part in the event.