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US Ambassador Seeks to Wipe Out Religious Persecution Worldwide

There is a great deal of effort being put into freeing pastor Andrew Brunson, who has languished in a Turkish prison for nearly 20 months. (CBN News)

"No one should live in fear because of their religious beliefs. One person's bondage is another person's burden to break,' with those words, former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback sent a message to the world about how he sees his new role as the U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom.

During a one-on-one interview with CBN News' National Security Correspondent Erik Rosales, Brownback said it's his passion to help fellow Christians and the church around the world.

Seeking Both Prayer and Action

In addition to seeking prayer, Brownback hopes churches will organize and write to foreign embassies on behalf of Christians held prisoner in those countries.

"You may think that's just a throwaway letter, nothing is going happen there," Brownback said. "But after a while, these governments will notice 100 letters about this person."

The goal is that embassy staff will contact their country, such as North Korea, China and Turkey to make sure the person is still alive.

Give the Persecuted a Name and a Face

"You end up giving them a name and a face, and you might keep them alive," Brownback declared.

He's become personally involved in pushing for the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who's been locked up in a Turkish jail for almost two years.

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