Washington D.C. — July 13-15, 2021
IRF Summit 2021
Standing for Religious Freedom for everyone, everywhere, all the time.
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.
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.
Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, 2018-2021
Co-Chair of IRF Summit 2021 Steering Committee
Honorary Senate Co-Chairs
Senator Chris Coons
Senator James Lankford
Honorary House Co-Chairs
Congressman Henry Cuellar
Texas 28th District
Congressman Chris Smith
New Jersey 4th District (R)