On July 12, Tom Farr testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on religious freedom under siege worldwide.
In his testimony, Dr. Farr argued before the Congress that religious freedom stands at the core of what it means to be human. No person can live a fully human life with the right to seek God and to live in accord with the truth as he or she understands it.
Religious freedom protects this most fundamental right. It also promotes individual and societal human flourishing. When religious freedom is missing other social goods are missing, and when it is present human rights, democratic stability, and economic growth all are able to grow and undermine the causes that often drive violence and extremism. The work of promoting religious freedom really can work to keep Americans here at home safe.
You can read his full testimony and learn more about the hearing here:
Hearing: Human Rights Under Siege Worldwide