Governor Brownback Confirmed for Crucial Role

Open Doors USA Applauds Senate Confirmation of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, commends the U.S. Senate's confirmation of former Kansas Governor Samuel Brownback as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom: 

"Gov. Sam Brownback is a champion of international religious freedom. His efforts as a senator demonstrate his relentless commitment to freedom of faith for all people around the world. With the confirmation and confidence from the U.S. Senate, we are hopeful that the U.S. government will take swift action to help the most vulnerable. We congratulate Gov. Brownback on his confirmation and look forward to working with him in his new capacity as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom."

Previously, as a member of the Senate and co-chair of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Brownback worked tirelessly to improve international religious freedom in countries around the world. In 1998 he was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act, which was foundational in creating the Office of International Religious Freedom at the U.S. State Department. During his time in the Senate, Brownback also traveled to Sudan, speaking out against the bombing of civilians, and introduced legislation to counter the horrific lack of human rights in North Korea.

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For more than 60 years, Open Doors USA has worked in the world's most oppressive and restrictive countries for Christians. Open Doors works to equip and encourage Christians living in dangerous circumstances with the threat of persecution and equips the Western church to advocate for the persecuted. Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries. For more information, visit