U.S. State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/Public Domain
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Described as the largest religious freedom event in world history, the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom demonstrated a growth in support for the cause even as advocates received a reminder of its grave need.
The U.S. State Department convened its second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom July 16-18 in Washington, D.C., a year after sponsoring the inaugural event to combat persecution of and discrimination against people of all faiths. Delegations attended from 106 foreign governments -- an increase of more than 20 from 2018 -- and representatives from nearly 900 religious or civil society groups -- an increase of hundreds, according to the State Department. Read More