Sam Brownback joins Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors USA as Senior Fellow – Religion News Service

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Open Doors USA announces Sam Brownback will join the organization as Senior Fellow. Brownback most recently served as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, from February 2018 to January 2021. He is also co-chair for the International Religious Freedom Summit. As Senior Fellow, Brownback will continue to research the most pressing issues in religious persecution and advocate on behalf of persecuted religious minorities worldwide.

“Open Doors USA is a leading global advocate for Christians and other religious communities facing persecution around the world. From Nigeria to Afghanistan to India to China, these issues remain as pressing as ever, and I look forward as Senior Fellow to expanding the work of Open Doors and to bringing relief to these persecuted communities wherever and whenever possible,” said Ambassador Brownback

CEO of Open Doors USA, David Curry said, “Sam Brownback is a dedicated voice for religious freedom. Together we can meet the rising tide of religious persecution, uniting to make a greater-than-ever difference for religious minorities worldwide.

Ambassador Brownback’s previous roles in government include serving as Governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018, and representing Kansas in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

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About Open Doors USA

For more than 60 years, Open Doors USA has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries for Christians. Open Doors works to equip and encourage Christians living in dangerous circumstances with the threat of persecution and to mobilize the Western church to pray and advocate for the persecuted. Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries. For more information, visit



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