Solidarity with the Persecuted Church commends Vice President Mike Pence for taking action to see his promises are fulfilled.
In October, VP Pence pledged to bypass the United Nations to more effectively direct U.S. aid to help Christians as well as Yazidis and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been victims of ISIS terror and repression. Two and half weeks later, the Vice president is already moving to put the new policy into action.
Last week at the White House Pence met with top U.S. Officials including U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, USAID Director Mark Green, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mark Mulvaney. The Vice President’s summation of the meeting was “help is on the way” to the local Iraqis trying to rebuild their communities.
Pence is determined to see that that the Trump Administration’s pledges to Christians are fulfilled and the United States’ commitment to protecting religious liberty is maintained. He has criticized the United Nations for failing to help the most vulnerable, especially religious minorities. The Administration is seeking to improve the response of U.S. Government agencies in directing aid to Christians, bypassing the UN and working directly with faith based groups and private organizations to get the job done more quickly and efficiently.
At this season of thanksgiving, Solidarity with the Persecuted Church are grateful for a President and Vice President who recognize and actively pursue a preferential option to aid the beleaguered Christians in the Middle East. We thank you, Vice President Pence.