In the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, the Christian freedom charity, Open Doors UK urges him to keep his promise to support those suffering religious persecution.
Following the publication of a study on the persecution of Christians earlier this month, the new leader of the Conservative Party promised to protect religious freedom if elected prime minister.
In Boris Johnson tweet he said: “I welcome the Foreign Office review published today into the persecution of Christians abroad. If I am fortunate enough to become PM, I will always prioritize protecting religious freedoms and stand up for those facing persecution.”
Open Doors calls on the government to focus on countries where it can have the greatest impact on tackling persecution. The priority is to appoint a Prime Minister’s envoy on religious freedom and the integration of religion in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to engage with local communities and religious leaders.
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