Trump signs order allocating $50M for international religious freedom programs

By The Christian Post

U.S. President Donald Trump in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks on, August 5, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday instructing the U.S. State Department to prioritize international religious freedom in its implementation of foreign policy and budget $50 million per year toward the advancement of religious freedom. 

The new order on “advancing international religious freedom” contains a number of instructions for the State Department and federal agency heads when it comes to promoting religious freedom abroad. 

“Religious freedom, America’s first freedom, is a moral and national security imperative,” the executive order reads. “Religious freedom for all people worldwide is a foreign policy priority of the United States, and the United States will respect and vigorously promote this freedom.”

Source:The Christian Post