Persecution Expert Warns Trump About Prioritizing Christian Refugees in US. David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA and expert in Christian persecution, responded to President Trump’s executive order to prioritize Christian refugees entering the U.S.
Persecution Expert Warns Trump About Prioritizing Christian Refugees in US
David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA and expert in Christian persecution, responded to President Trump’s executive order to prioritize Christian refugees entering the U.S.:
“President Trump rightly recognizes the incredible rise in persecution of Christians. Appointing key religious-freedom positions in the State Department within the first 100 days of the administration, and working toward religious-freedom accountability with key trading partners like India, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam—all on the Open Doors World Watch List of top persecutors—would be a great start. Expediting refugee entry for those intentionally targeted by ISIS, like the Yazidis and Christians and some Muslim groups, seems appropriate. However, cherry-picking one religion over another only exacerbates the already severe worldwide trend of religious persecution. We encourage a need-based approach that treats all faiths equally and works toward the comprehensive strengthening of religious freedom around the world.”
Check out the 2017 Open Doors World Watch List
Bio: David Curry
President and CEO, Open Doors USA
Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. He leads the organization in strengthening and equipping Christians living under or facing restriction, while encouraging them to remain strong in their faith under harrowing circumstances.
For more than 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive countries, empowering and equipping persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries by providing Bibles, training and programs to help women and children who have been marginalized because of their beliefs and status in society, as well as helping to restore communities that have been destroyed because of their Christian faith.
Since joining Open Doors in August 2013, Curry has frequently appeared on Fox News and been published and featured on CBS News, CNN, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Post, Christianity Today and other news outlets.
He was previously CEO and president at various Christian organizations that serve homeless and neglected children in countries like India and Haiti.
Curry is the author of four books: First Aid for Enablers, It’s Not How Far You Fall It’s How High You Bounce, God Plays Golf and Change Your World!
Curry holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest University in Seattle and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary based in Tacoma, Washington.
Based in Santa Ana, California, Curry and his wife have two children.
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