For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017
Media contact: Cherilyn Crowe / [email protected] / Cell: 202-670-5877 / Office:  202-544-4226

WASHINGTON – On July 26, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas to be the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

The following statement is from Amanda Tyler, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty:  

“It is critical that this important post in the State Department be filled. Promoting religious freedom for all around the world is a mission that has garnered broad bipartisan support. While the Baptist Joint Committee does not take positions on appointments, we will be watching the process closely and look forward to working with Governor Brownback in this capacity, should he be confirmed.”


Based in Washington, D.C., the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is an 81-year-old religiously based organization working to defend religious freedom for all people and protect the institutional separation of church and state in the historic Baptist tradition.

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