Congressman Doug Lamborn and U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback hosted a town hall about religious freedom at Glen Eyrie Monday.
They said the Trump administration is working to protect the fundamental human right of religious freedom at home and abroad.
Many local religious leaders were also in attendance, including:
- Andrew Wommack with Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis Bible College
- Michael Sheridan, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs
- David McConkie, President of the Colorado Springs East Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Mutua Mahiaini, the International President of the Navigators
Brownback reminded the public how our country was built on religious freedom, but other countries aren’t so lucky.
“It is something we will not walk away from, but that’s not the case around the world,” Brownback said. “70 percent of the world’s people live under a religiously restrictive environment, where there is some form of restriction. Some cases subtle and other cases deadly that they live under. We think that’s intolerable, wrong, and we are going to do something about it.”
They plan to meet with leaders overseas next month.