The Diocese of Des Moines
Bishop urges special religious freedom envoy
March 6, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates, in his role as chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace, along with the president of the southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, urged the U.S. Senate to act quickly to address a “growing crisis of religious minorities” in the Near East and South Central Asia. They asked that there be a vote on S. 653, a bill to establish a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities. Read the full text of their letter here.


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