WASHINGTON — Mike Pence, the 48th Vice President of the United States, will speak during the afternoon plenary at the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The IRF Summit is the world’s premier annual gathering of international religious freedom advocates and activists.The Summit’s convening co-chairs, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback and former United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chair Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, had this to say about the announcement:
“We are honored to welcome Mike Pence, a man of genuine, deep faith and a great ally in the fight to ensure the basic right for everyone, everywhere to exercise their conscience rights. We are grateful he would lend his leadership and influence in support of our growing global movement.”
The IRF Summit will be held January 30-31 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
The Summit is supported by dozens of diverse partners, including the Religious Freedom Institute, Lantos Foundation, International Campaign for Tibet, Multifaith Neighbors Network, Aspen Institute Religion and Society Program, ADF International, Meta, and the International Republican Institute, among others. The IRF Summit aims to bring greater attention to religious freedom violations and to create a powerful and diverse coalition of groups to advance the cause of religious freedom around the world.
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International Religious Freedom Summit gathers a powerful, broad coalition of religious, human rights and civil society groups that advocate for religious freedom for all people, everywhere at all times.
Samuel Brownback served as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom (2018-21) and is co-chair of IRF Summit.
Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett is president of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, former Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and is co-chair of IRF Summit.
Source: JDA Worldwide, Mike Pence to address IRF Summit 2024