CUFI effort prods Congress to act on Christian persecution

cufionthehillChristians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 301. This legislation will “provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.” The bill passed overwhelmingly and with strong bipartisan support.

“The persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Muslim world is one of the great humanitarian tragedies of our day, yet far too little is being done and even said about this problem. The silence is deafening. We see passage of H.R. 301 as an important first step in ending this silence,” said CUFI executive director David Brog.

“Rep. Frank Wolf’s tireless advocacy on behalf of this issue is inspiring. I’m very grateful to him and his staff, and to the thousands of CUFI activists who went to Congress and lobbied on this legislation during our most recent Washington Summit,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

“Now the Senate must act. We recognize that Washington is often divided, but on this issue members of the House set aside their differences and came together to stand with our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East. In the coming weeks CUFI will work to ensure the upper chamber does the same,” Hagee said.

Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.

CUFI’s mission is to provide a national association through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel.

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