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September 30, 2013 9:04 am

Anti-Christian Violence Spurs CUFI Support of Bill to Create U.S. Envoy for Religious Minorities

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JNS.org In response to the rising tide of global anti-Christian violence, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is supporting H.R.301, legislation that would direct the U.S. president to appoint a “Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia” within the State Department.

“CUFI is deeply concerned about Christian communities that have been targeted for attack,” David Brog, executive director of CUFI, toldJNS.org. “They are collapsing. This is a human rights crisis, a humanitarian disaster of the first order—yet the world is largely not paying attention.”

H.R.301, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), passed in the House of Representatives in a 402-22 vote on Sept. 18, and is currently under review in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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