Trump to give 'historic' religious freedom speech at UN
The White House announced that President Donald Trump will give a speech on religious freedom next Monday at the United Nations headquarters in New York City and will host a special event to be attended by evangelical leaders and religious freedom advocates.
‚ÄúThe President is working to broaden international support for ongoing efforts to protect religious freedom in the wake of increasing persecution of people on the basis of their beliefs and a growing number of attacks on and destruction of houses of worship by state and non-state actors,‚ÄĚ a statement from White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham reads.
‚ÄúThe President will call on the international community to take concrete steps to prevent attacks against people on the basis of their religion or beliefs and to ensure the sanctity of houses of worship and all public spaces for all faiths.‚ÄĚ...
Kevin Liptak wrote: .... Instead of the climate summit, Trump will convene a session on worldwide religious persecution that his aides are characterizing as the centerpiece of his visit to the UN next week. The sessions will overlap. According to the draft agenda, China's representative will speak at the climate summit around the same time Trump's religious persecution event is getting underway....
excerpts from, "Trump will hold session on religious persecution instead of attending UN climate summit"
One thing about the Commie Chinese, they apparently have a sense of irony! Oh, they are one of the world's biggest polluters also.
Apparently, Communist China won't be attending this meeting besides the one on climate change‚ĚóūüĎé
Steven Lee Meyers wrote: ‚ÄėSinicization of Islam‚Äô
Islam has had followers in China for centuries. There are now 22 to 23 million Muslims, a tiny minority in a country of 1.4 billion. Among them, the Hui and the Uighurs make up the largest ethnic groups. Uighurs primarily live in Xinjiang, but the Hui live in enclaves scattered around the nation.
The restrictions they now face can be traced to 2015, when Mr. Xi first raised the issue of what he called the ‚ÄúSinicization of Islam,‚ÄĚ saying all faiths should be subordinate to Chinese culture and the Communist Party. Last year, Mr. Xi‚Äôs government issued a confidential directive that ordered local officials to prevent Islam from interfering with secular life and the state‚Äôs functions....
excerpt from, "A Crackdown on Islam Is Spreading Across China"
This is the next step, apparently, after the Ministerial on persecution that included what one common poster opined was "whining" to the President. I have no idea how successful this will be or how much this really supports Christians in difficult places to live overseas (maybe California too?). But I do remeber a day when US foreign policy was informed by a desire for basic human rights which included the right to biblically be a Christian saved by grace. That foreign policy, of course, has changed over the years to be a driving force for other agendas, like the global LGBT agenda, that are downright supportive of sin.