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USCIRF Statement on Frank Wolf as He Leaves the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

September 11, 2018


USCIRF Statement on Frank Wolf as He Leaves the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

Congressman Frank Wolf has been an inspiration to all who work to promote international religious freedom around the globe. Through decades of distinguished public service and following his retirement from Congress after serving there for 34 years, Mr. Wolf has been indefatigable in his advocacy of the oppressed and downtrodden. He was instrumental in the passage of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), which made religious freedom a United States foreign policy priority and established the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In recognition of his role on this issue, Congress passed the 2016 Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The important advocacy work done by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, which Congressman Wolf joined immediately upon retiring from Congress, is a testament to his commitment to defending the rights and dignity of all.

USCIRF recently recognized the contributions of Congressman Wolf at its reception celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the passage of IRFA held during the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. USCIRF looks forward to continuing to work with Congressman Frank Wolf to promote human rights and religious freedom for many years to come.




The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan federal government entity established by the U.S. Congress to monitor, analyze and report on threats to religious freedom abroad. USCIRF makes foreign policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and Congress intended to deter religious persecution and promote freedom of religion and belief. To interview a Commissioner, please contact USCIRF at Media@USCIRF.gov or Javier Peña at jpena@uscirf.gov or +1-202-674-2598.