Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2018 / 15:46 pm
In his first public appearance as US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback spoke to Muslim, Jewish, and Christians leaders gathered to discuss their shared commitment to promoting peace and protecting religious minorities in the Muslim world.
"I think religious freedom is the most important foreign relations topic today," Brownback told the delegates at the Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good Conference in Washington, DC.
"The world needs reconciliation. It needs it between the Abrahamic faiths," the ambassador said.
The three-day event is hosted by the Middle East-based Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, and will culminate in the signing of a declaration on religious freedom the morning of Feb. 7.