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Pompeo Announces New Alliance for Religious Freedom
Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/6/20

Posted on 02/09/2020 5:57:05 PM PST by marshmallow

Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- A new International Religious Freedom Alliance with 27 member states was announced on Wednesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Pompeo said that the alliance would include “like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being.”

According to the alliance’s official description, it “will advocate for freedom of religion or belief for all, which includes the right of individuals to hold any belief or none, to change religion or belief and to manifest religion or belief, either alone or in community with others, in worship, observance, practice and teaching.”

Twenty-seven countries have signed on as members of the alliance—Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, The Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Togo, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“Together, we say that freedom of religion or belief is not a Western ideal, but truly the bedrock of societies,” Pompeo stated on Wednesday, adding that it is outlined in the alliance’s Declaration of Principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The alliance was necessitated by a number of developments, a senior State Department official explained at a Wednesday press conference.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: freedomofreligion; pompeo; religiousfreedom

1 posted on 02/09/2020 5:57:05 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Best SOS ever under best Prez ever. Well, for many a long year at least.

2 posted on 02/09/2020 6:01:46 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

I’d be ok with a Pompeo presidency in 2024-32....

Maybe Jim Jordan as VP

3 posted on 02/09/2020 7:09:18 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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