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International Religious Freedom Summit starts today in Washington D. C.

The International Religious Freedom Summit will take place between the 13th and the 15th of July in Washington D. C. under the motto "International Religious Freedom for Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time".

Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for the Hungary Helps Program, Tristan Azbej shared today on his Facebook account that he is on his way to the United States. The summit takes place in Washington D.C. from today to the 15th of July. The Hungarian secretary of State will be one of the speakers amongst other religious leaders and religious liberty activists.

The organisers describe the event as the premier annual religious freedom summit in the United States. Co-chaired by former Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, and President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights, Katrina Lantos Swett, the IRF Summit convenes a broad coalition of international supporters of religious freedom in Washington, D.C.”. 

The two main objectives of the summit are “creating a powerful coalition of organisations that operate together for the cause of religious freedom around the world” and “increasing the public awareness and political strength for the international religious freedom movement.”

Among the summit partners, we find worldwide-known organisations for religious freedom, such as the International Religious Freedom Secretariat, ADF International, Barnabas Aid, and even Open Doors. 

There will be a virtual summit on the 16th of July. 

You can read more information about the summit on its official website.

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