President Trump will be speaking at the Global call to protect religious Freedom organized by United Nation which will take place Next Monday in US with the focus on religious persecution and anti-Semitism.
According to Stephanie Grishman, the White House Press Secretary; “The President will call on the international community to take concrete steps to prevent attacks against people on the basis of their religion or beliefs and to ensure the sanctity of houses of worship and all public spaces for all faiths.”
In recent month, President Trump took some time to listen to stories from survivors in the Oval Office among several events he has held on plight of religious persecution victims.
In July he said: “Each of you has suffered tremendously for your faith,” “You’ve endured harassment, threats, attacks, trials, imprisonment, and torture. I got to know many of you and helped you get some — get some of you out of the difficult situation that you were in. I’m very proud of you in the way you’ve reacted to a different life. It is a tremendous thing.”
This is one of the campaign promises he made in 2016 which has become a major priority of his administration. According toCBNNews, One of his Executive Orders relaxes IRS enforcement on churches that engage in political speech and activities.
In addition, for the last two years, the State Department hosted the groundbreaking Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom that brought in religious leaders around the world in an attempt to look for ways to combat religious persecution and discrimination around the world.
CBNNews, also noted that President Trump has also focused heavily on religious freedom during the National Day of Prayer events at the White House. Rose Garden ceremonies have been filled with individuals and groups who have been targeted in lawsuits for standing up for their faith. Some have been targets of violence because of their faith. This past May, he brought Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein up to the presidential podium. He was one of the victims of a weekend gun rampage at a synagogue in Poway, California. After his remarks, Trump made him a promise.
“We will fight with all of our strength and everything that we have in our bodies to defeat anti-Semitism, to end the attacks on the Jewish people, and to conquer all forms of persecution, intolerance, and hate…Every citizen has the absolute right to live according to the teachings of their faith and the convictions of their heart,” the president said. “This is the bedrock of American life.”