TBN’s Paul Crouch, Jr. Encourages Arab Ambassadors To Improve Human Rights, Religious Freedom And To Speak Against Terrorism
Los Angeles—July 23—Ambassadors form Islamic Arab nations were encouraged to improve their human rights records, open up religious freedom and to speak against terrorism in a meeting July 2 with several Christian leaders attended by Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Vice President of Administration, Paul Crouch, Jr.
“This was a meeting hosted by the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, DC, and was attended by the ambassadors from Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Kuwait, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain, and the Arab League of Nations,” says Crouch. “We explained to them that Christians loved the Arab people no less than the Jewish people, but that there needed to be more public outcry against terrorism, more attention paid to human rights, and that Islamic nations needed to respect and be open to all religions.
"I told the Ambassadors that three generations of the Crouch family have literally shed blood for the Arab people as missionaries,” Crouch continued. “My Aunt and Uncle helped operate the Lillian Trasher Orphanage in Assiut, Egypt....and my father almost died there as a child. Love has no limits or boundaries, and we love the Arab people; we want to see everyone to experience His peace, love and forgiveness."
The meeting, also attended by Jonathan Falwell of the Liberty Alliance; Dr. Ron Godwin, Liberty University’s Executive Vice President; Gordon Robertson of the 700 Club; Christian lobbyist Ralph Reed; Richard Czik of the National Association of Evangelicals; Vernon Brewer of WorldHelp and several others, was a candid discussion of what is necessary to build bridges between Christians and the Muslim world. Some of the dialogue centered on comparing the Christian response to abortion clinic violence with the Muslim response to terrorism. The Christian leaders said that when there is abortion clinic violence, Christians of all faiths immediately condemn the violence and the Christian leaders would like to see more condemnation of terrorism by Muslim leaders.
“These types of meetings can be very powerful ways to exchange impressions and preconceived notions about one another,” said Crouch. “I am hopeful that this meeting would foster better understanding between Christians and Muslims as well as serve as a starting point for human rights improvements and religious freedom.”
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