Highlights of SPC at the International Religious Freedom Summit (2024) • Solidarity with the Persecuted Church

Highlights of SPC at the International Religious Freedom Summit (2024)

SPC participated fruitfully in the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit in Washington, DC.

SPC in conversation. Panel on the situation in Nigeria. International Religious Freedom Summit, January 2024, Washington, DC.

Steve Wagner – the President of SPC – and Sam Brownback – former Senator, Governor, and U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, founder of the IRF Summit, and long-time friend of SPC –  participated in a series of panel discussions in the US Capitol regarding Christian persecution in Armenia and Nigeria. They were joined by Congressman Chris Smith, who is sponsoring a resolution denouncing the treatment of Christians in Nigeria.

Steve Wagner appears here with Ambassador Sam Brownback, former Senator and Governor and founder of the IRF Summit — and long-time friend of SPC. 

In his remarks, Wagner called on the Nigerian government to end its complicity in the violence against Christians, and to start protecting them. Wagner also announced SPC’s planned visit to Nigeria to prepare for a conference of Christian leaders on how to protect their flocks from the violence being perpetrated by Muslim extremists. Please stay tuned for more details on the SPC visit to Nigeria.

Bishop Wilfred Anagbe of Makurdi Diocese in Central Nigeria described Christian persecution in his home state of Benue at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, where he received a standing ovation. Pictured here with SPC board member Father Rodger Hunter-Hall and SPC President, Steve Wagner. 

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