On this 20th anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act expanding US foreign policy capabilities promoting and defending religious freedoms at home and all over the world, lets put our money. Where our mouths are.
IRFA builds on our founding fathers’ firm conviction that the freedom of individuals to believe as they see fit is a God-given right that is central to the success of a nation.
Over the past twenty years since the IRF Act was signed, we had made significant progress until Moslems we’re politically persecuted. On this day, we should also be mindful that many are not free to worship or live out their faith as they choose. Today, we reaffirm the inherent worth and dignity found in every person, who are endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Though the challenges to religious freedom are daunting, they are not insurmountable, and we must continue to work tirelessly to ensure that all may enjoy this universal freedom of religion and of free speech. SO HELP US GOD - AMEN