# Religious Freedom

Trump picks Gov. Sam Brownback to be religious freedom ambassador.

President Trump has picked Gov. Sam Brownback, a social conservative from Kansas, as ambassador at large for international religious freedom. He would be the first Catholic to fill the post. The role was created in 1998 and is charged with helping the U.S. government promote global religious freedom by highlighting abuses and making policy recommendations to lawmakers and the president.

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Trump Should Adopt an International Religious-Freedom Policy with Teeth

May 12, 2017 4:55 PM American Christians should urge him to adopt policies to help the church where it’s persecuted. The young girl’s mother wept in the wedding hall. But they were not the tears of joy that countless mothers before her shed in this space. They were bitter tears pouring down her forlorn face as she recounted how her youngest daughter, only three years old, was kidnapped by ISIS. If Christina (which means Christ-follower) is still alive, she is now the personal property of radical Islamic terrorists and will probably never see her own mother again.

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