- Sep 20, 2020
Everyone has “a stake in this fight” for religious freedom, said the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback.
U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Sam Brownback seems to be enjoying this job more than his former one as governor of Kansas.
“It is more dangerous now than any time in history to be a person of faith,” said Ambassador Sam Brownback at an event marking the second anniversary of U.S. recognition that the Islamic State committed genocide against religious minorities, including Christians, in Syria and Iraq.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Catholic, to be the new U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in the U.S. Department of State.
The U.S. State Department is eliminating several “special envoys,” many of which will be folded into the office of the at-large ambassador for international religious freedom. The reorganization is designed to “eliminate redundancies that dilute the ability of a bureau to deliver on its primary functions.”
Donald Trump has nominated Sam Brownback, the current governor of Kansas, to be the new ambassador for the Commission for International Religious Freedom. Brownback has a long history with religious freedom including being one of the sponsors who created the commission when he was in the U.S. Senate.