Washington D.C. — July 13-15, 2021

IRF Summit 2021

International Religious Freedom for Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time

Creating a powerful coalition of organizations that operate together for the cause of religious freedom around the world. Increasing the public awareness and political strength for the international religious freedom movement.

2021 Summit Partners

2021 Summit Partners

About

Inaugural Convening of the Premier Annual Religious Freedom Summit in the U.S.

The issue of international religious freedom touches every culture, nation, religion, and political system. At present, almost 80 percent of the world’s inhabitants live in countries where there are high levels of governmental or societal restrictions on religion, and restrictions have been steadily increasing for several years. The implications of this state of affairs are vast.

The IRF Summit 2021 will bring together a broad coalition that passionately supports religious freedom around the globe for a three day in person event in Washington D.C., July 13th – July 15th, with a virtual option for participation.

Together we will expand the coalition for religious freedom in a wide variety of countries using an array of mechanisms best suited for each circumstance. The Summit will connect resources and advocates interested in religious freedom and highlight the personal testimonies of victims of religious persecutions and restrictions on religious freedom.

Bringing attention to the plight of religious adherents who are persecuted, individually and collectively, it will grow the grassroots and global movement for religious freedom. Side events hosted by the convening will highlight a wide range of important IRF issues.

Together we will gain political support for the global religious freedom movement and embolden religious groups, civil society, and governments to take stands for religious freedom.

Outcomes

Creating a powerful coalition of organizations that operate together for the cause of religious freedom around the world. Increasing the public awareness and political strength for the international religious freedom movement.

Summit Co-Chairs

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, 2018-2021

Co-Chair of IRF Summit 2021 Steering Committee

Katrina Lantos Swett

Katrina Lantos Swett

President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights

Co-Chair of IRF Summit 2021 Steering Committee

Honorary Senate Co-Chairs

Senator Chris Coons

Senator Chris Coons

Honorary Senate Co-Chair
Delaware (D)
Senator James Lankford

Senator James Lankford

Honorary Senate Co-Chair
Oklahoma (R)

Honorary House Co-Chairs

Congressman Henry Cuellar

Congressman Henry Cuellar

Honorary House Co-Chair
Texas 28th District (D)

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith

Honorary House Co-Chair
New Jersey 4th District (R)

Questions about Registration: cindy@cnsconsultinggroup.com

Questions about Partnerships: matthew.goddard@brownbackgroup.org

Register now for early bird tickets.