Celebrating Passover and Resurrection Week by Protecting Religious Freedom
The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation sent a letter to President Trump, signed by over a thousand legislators and citizens, encouraging him to sign an Executive Order and uphold his promise to protect religious freedom. You can read the letter here. We are proud to stand for freedom, along with the efforts of the Members of the Prayer Caucus. Please commit to praying for them, their families, and staff daily.
Each week Congress is in session, members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus meet before votes to pray in Room 219 of the U.S. Capitol.
There are over 100 Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral caucus, that is spearheading a strategic movement of national, state and local leaders and citizens who are working together to promote prayer, protect religious freedom and restore, upgrade and popularize America’s founding spirit and the principles related to faith and morality that shaped this Great Republic.
The Congressional Prayer Caucus co-chair, Senator Lankford, encourages the Trump Administration to Protect Religious Freedom:
In April, Senator Lankford, Co-Chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, sent a letter to President Trump to encourage his Administration to protect the basic human right of religious freedom, both in America and around the world. The letter is very well-written and emphasizes the vital importance of keeping our First Amendment Rights a priority, and providing clear guidelines for doing so:
“Religious freedom – the right to practice any faith or to choose no faith at all – is a fundamental human right of all people. I was encouraged to hear you say that a “first priority” of your administration will be to “preserve and protect our religious liberty,” and I believe there are several steps you can take to make that commitment a reality”.
Specifically, the letter encouraged the administration to clearly condemn ISIS genocide; integrate religious freedom throughout American foreign policy; nominate a new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom in the State Department; advocate for prisoners of conscience abroad; fill the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Director’s position; and affirm civil rights hiring protections for faith-based nonprofits. Lankford sent this letter as people of various faiths celebrate religious holidays around the world this week, including Easter and Passover.
In March, Lankford encouraged the Trump Administration to develop a strategy for imprisoned Americans abroad. On March 17, Lankford wrote an op-ed about State Secretary John Kerry’s genocide designation a year ago. In February, Lankford and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) led a Senate letter to President Trump and Secretary Rex Tillerson urging that they prioritize the nomination of the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom within the State Department.
Senator Lankford is co-chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, which protects the right of Americans to practice a faith of their choosing or to practice no faith at all.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Tim. 2:1-3; Psalm 91).
Include the Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Military, Faith Leaders, First Responders, Etc.
Source: Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation
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