U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom 2020 Report
April 30, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the Centennial Institute and Johnnie Moore, a commissioner with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), to discuss the USCIRF 2020 annual report. The report documents religious freedom violations and progress throughout the world during the past year. In which countries is religious freedom getting better or worse? How are religious groups treated in the Middle East, China, North Korea, Europe, etc.? What can America do to encourage international religious freedom?
USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission, the first of its kind in the world, dedicated to defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF reviews the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the Congressional leadership of both political parties.
About Johnnie Moore:
Johnnie Moore is founder and CEO of The KAIROS Company and President of The Congress of Christian Leaders. He is a reverend and best known for his work at the intersection of faith and foreign policy and is a Presidential appointee as a Commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He began his career at Liberty University, where he served as the school’s Senior Vice President for Communications and Chaplain. He then served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Faith Content for the United Artists Media Group in Hollywood.
Moore has advocated relentlessly for religious freedom in the Middle East, meeting on multiple occasions with regional leaders including most heads of state across the Arab world and, in 2017, he participated in the drafting of the landmark Bahrain Declaration on Religious Freedom and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East. He is a recipient of the prestigious Medal of Valor from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
He has spoken at many institutions including Georgetown University, Union Theological Seminary, Liberty University, USC’s Annenberg School and he is a fellow at Concordia University in Irvine, California. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anti-Defamation League in Los Angeles and the National Association of Evangelicals.
He has been named one of America’s twenty five most influential evangelicals. Rev. Moore has authored several books and appeared on numerous television, radio, print, and online outlets to provide analysis and commentary on various topics. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Fox News, and CNN.