Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2021 / 19:00 pm
Ahead of the International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 (IRF Summit), co-chairs Samuel Brownback and Katrina Lantos Swett, along with the Summit’s over 70 partner organizations around the world, have issued a Charter of Religious Freedom, calling for the protection of the universal human rights of religion and conscience "for Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time."
The International Summit on Religious Freedom will bring together a broad international coalition in favor of religious liberty for a three day in person event with a virtual option for participation.
The Summit "will connect resources and advocates interested in religious freedom and highlight the personal testimonies of victims of religious persecutions and restrictions on religious freedom," the organizers explain.
The charter states that "the denial of religious freedom to any person is to deny his or her right to live a fully human life and to flourish as a human being" and that "the achievement by nations of religious freedom for all their citizens and religious communities, protected in law and valued by culture, would dramatically increase international justice, stability, and peace."