In this file photo, Frank Wright, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, speaks to some 6,000 attendants at the 65th NRB Convention and Exposition in Nashville on March 8, 2008.
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The UCI, an alliance of Christian and Jewish organizations actively working together to generate support for the State of Israel, presented Dr. Wright with the award for "courageous leadership in protecting religious freedom world-wide - for such a time as this," NRB revealed.
One of the religious liberty efforts Dr. Wright has been involved in includes re-affirming NRB's commitment to international religious liberty by approving a resolution on the international persecution of Christians, which calls on the U.S. government to strengthen its position globally and to promote the spread of First Amendment freedoms around the world.
Christians have been facing increasing persecution in predominantly Muslim countries - a recent worldwide webcast called "Love Costs Everything," which featured activist Francis Chan, attempted to shed light on the stories of Christians facing persecution in a number of countries around the world.
At the Nashville event where Dr. Wright was honored, Esther Levens, Founder & CEO of UCI, praised the NRB president for providing a powerful source of information on national and international scenes.
"Gathering and disseminating important testimony for Congress and representing voices of the persecuted and oppressed Christians, revealing their plight by speaking out in their behalf is central to your mission," Levens said of Dr. Wright during the presentation of the award.
Source: Christian Post | Stoyan Zaimov