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FRC to Host Panel Discussion on President Obama’s International Religious Freedom Record

October 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, October 26, at Noon Eastern, Family Research Council will host a panel discussion about religious persecution around the world and how U.S. policy on religious freedom is a compelling national interest. Religious persecution is on the rise throughout the world, according to a recent report by The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life.

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This prestigious panel of religious freedom experts will discuss how the Obama administration’s culture of accommodation has lead to an increase in persecution of religious minorities in countries like Egypt, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The panel will also analyze the administration’s response to concerns like the arrest of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing the death sentence for refusing to recant his faith in Christ.


  • Ann Buwalda, Executive Director for Jubilee Campaign
  • Elyse Anderson, Foreign Policy Director for Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA)
  • Dr. Thomas Farr, first Director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom; Director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Visiting Associate Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian attorney and human rights leader
  • Tina Ramirez, Director of International and Government Relations at The Becket Fund

WHAT: Panel discussion: “International Religious Persecution: Why U.S. Policy Matters More Than Ever”

WHERE: FRC Media Center, 801 G. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

WATCH ONLINE: http://www.frc.org/eventregistration/international-religious-persecution-what-we-need-to-know-and-what-we-can-do

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 12:00 p.m. EDT

RSVP: online: http://www.frc.org/events or phone: 1-800-225-4008

*A complimentary lunch will be served. This event is open to the media. Technical assistance will be available including a Mult Box and lighting.

CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller (866) FRC News

SOURCE Family Research Council

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