“We all agree that fighting so that each person is free to believe, free to assemble, and to teach the tenets of his or her own faith is not optional – indeed, it is a moral imperative that this be permitted. All people from every place on the globe must be permitted to practice their faith openly – in their homes, in their places of worship, in the public square – and believe what they want to believe. This week, we need input from all of you on how we can best advance that religious freedom…I want you to know that America’s commitment to religious freedom will never waver. We stand with you and for you in each stage of this fight.” – Sec. of State Mike Pompeo

The second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom is currently going on in Washington DC, hosted by the US State Department.  The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom brings together leaders from around the world to discuss the challenges facing religious freedom, identify means to address religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, and promote greater respect and preservation of religious liberty for all.  You can stream the event live, read transcripts of speakers, and view biographies of survivors here: https://www.state.gov/ministerial-to-advance-religious-freedom/

 

 

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Part of the strategy of Cultural Marxism is infiltration of religious organizations.    It appears to have worked:

 

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Note that this event is hosted at a Portland church, even though “Budding Roses” is “explicitly non-religious.”  Click here for more details.

 

Candace Owens at Liberty University.

 

 

 

I myself believe that the duel between Christianity and atheism is the most important in the world. I further believe that the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the same struggle reproduced on another level.

God and Man at Yale, William F. Buckley Jr.

Jack H. Burke expands Buckley’s analysis of the silent ideological shift to the left in one institution to the not-so-silent ideological shift to the left of our culture as a whole.  (His essay is also a nice summation of Buckley’s argument.) You can read Burke’s essay here. You can read Buckley’s God and Man at Yale at your local library.

 

 

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As the Easter season approaches, the persecution of Christians around the world continues.  Violence and intimidation are common in many areas of Africa, Asia and India.  But persecution, usually in the form of religious discrimination and restrictions on religious liberty, is also increasing in Europe and the United StatesOpen Doors has a good overview of this problem, as well as some useful infographics.