Sam Brownback, former Ambassador for International Religious Freedom under President Donald Trump, has joined Open Doors USA as a senior fellow.
“Open Doors USA is a leading global advocate for Christians and other religious communities facing persecution around the world,” he said. “From Nigeria to Afghanistan to India to China, these issues remain as pressing as ever, and I look forward as senior fellow to expanding the work of Open Doors and to bringing relief to these persecuted communities wherever and whenever possible.”
Brownback, who also previously served as a U.S. Senator, Congressman and Kansas Governor, is co-chair of the International Religious Freedom Summit. As senior fellow, Brownback will continue to research the most pressing issues in religious persecution and advocate on behalf of persecuted religious minorities worldwide.
“Sam Brownback is a dedicated voice for religious freedom,” said David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA. “Together we can meet the rising tide of religious persecution, uniting to make a greater-than-ever difference for religious minorities worldwide.” He recently warned of a genocide against religious minorities after the chaotic and hurried U.S. departure from Afghanistan.
Brownback was governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018 and represented the state in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
For more than 60 years, Open Doors USA has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries for Christians. Open Doors works to equip and encourage Christians living in dangerous circumstances with the threat of persecution and to mobilize the Western church to pray and advocate for the persecuted. Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries.
As part of the Trump administration, Brownback highlighted the persecution of not only Christians, but also other faiths around the world. He led the Trump effort to expose China’s religious rights violations which include holding 3 million ethnic Uighur muslims in concentration camps.
He has called for the world to boycott the 2022 Chinese Olympics.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice