PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
People are often put into prison because of living out their beliefs and faith. These people have not done anything wrong, they are living out their fundamental rights. Often these people say that the most painful part is being forgotten. Their captors want us to forget about them. But a new effort is before congress to ensure that does not happen. Use your voice to get a Prisoner's of Conscience bill passed.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS VITAL IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Countries that improve freedom of religion or belief do better. Many religiously repressed people are entrepreneurs, religious freedom helps ensure people do not get frustrated by oppression and turn to violence, and it supports helping the disadvantaged through faith-based charity. All of these things support U.S. national interests and goals, and foreign governments need to know that our Congress is on the same page. H.Res.319 does just that.
NIGERIA AND LAKE CHAD REGION SPECIAL COORDINATOR
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with the continent's largest economy. But terrorist activity that strikes communities on religious fault lines is threatening to tear apart the region. As ISIS seeks a new base, the violence that at its height displaced as many as 7 million people and has created one of the worst food emergencies in the world threatens to expand. Cross-cutting US engagement from a top-level coordinator is needed to strop the crisis.
STAND FOR FREEDOM
PEOPLE TODAY ARE MORE CONNECTED AND MORE
POWERFUL THAN EVER. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE
ACTIONS THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR
THOSE WHO NEED IT.
IRAQ'S RELIGIOUS MINORITIES NEED TO REBUILD
In Iraq, religious minorities such as Christians, Yazidis, Shia, Shabak and more were brutally harmed by ISIS. Without careful work to support the unique needs of each group, then ISIS genocide may succeed. H.R. 390 is working to stop that.
WRITE A LETTER TO A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE
One of the fastest most impactful ways to take action is to simply write a letter to someone in prison. Your clergy may know of someone, or you can use the outline to write to two pastors imprisoned for speaking out in Burma
FIND YOUR OWN ADVOCACY ACTION FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
As you learn more about religious freedom issues, you may find a campaign that you want to run. Or your organization might know of someone from a diaspora community who is currently in prison, or otherwise facing danger. Soon we will have the tools to help you build your campaign in the upcoming IRF Action Center. Let us know if you want to be put on the list for updates once it launches.