Brownback Nominated as Religious Liberty Ambassador

Jul 27, 2017

President Donald Trump will nominate Gov. Samuel Dale Brownback of Kansas to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State. 

In the ambassadorship, Gov. Brownback will lead the Office of International Religious Freedom, which is under the umbrella of the State Department and charged with promoting religious freedom as a foreign policy objective. The Office of International Religious Freedom monitors religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, recommends and implements policies in respective regions or countries, and develops programs to promote religious freedom.

Mr. Brownback has been Governor of Kansas since 2011 and served as a U.S. Senator and a U.S. Representative in the House of Representatives from Kansas. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. 

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