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International Religious Freedom Summit 2023 (Jan. 31, Afternoon Sections)
The International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit 2023 will be held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. The summit is intended to create a powerful coalition of organizations that operate together for the cause of religious freedom around the world. The summit is also held to increase public awareness and political strength for the international religious freedom movement. In the afternoon section of the first day, The Epoch Times will livestream the PLENARY SESSION 1: panel 3. at 1:30 p.m. and Defending IRF: Session 3 at 3:30 p.m. In panel 3 of PLENARY SESSION 1, Elliott Abrams, of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Honorable David Beasley, the Executive Director United Nations World Food Program, Dr. Yang Jianli, President and Founder of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, Bohdan Movchan, the Deputy Chief of Division for Diaspora and Humanitarian Affairs, and Head of the Humanitarian Cooperation Unit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and Rose Parris Richter of Impact Iran will talk about The Challenges of IRF in Areas of Unrest. In the Defending IRF: Session 3, Kelley Currie, Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Economic & Social Council, and Senior Advisor of Krach Institute for Tech and Diplomacy, Bob Fu, President and Founder of China Aid Association, Jewher Ilham of the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour, and Shi Minglei, Activist will talk about Corporate Accountability for People of Faith in China’s Forced Labor System, they will reveal the situation of the worsen religious persecution against Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Falun Gong practitioners alike in China.