At the same time the Trump administration is vocally defending religious liberty worldwide, some real-life examples are being shared.
While the State Department last week was hosting the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C., the White House was hearing from those on the front lines of this issue.
David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, tells OneNewsNow he had the opportunity to talk with Vice President Pence about the worldwide persecution of Christians.
"He's very knowledgeable on the subject,” Curry says of the evangelical V.P. “He's a great champion for the protection of religious freedom and I was encouraged by the passion he has for this subject."
Also at the White House, Open Doors brought along Esther, a Nigerian native and Christian who personally told President Trump (pictured above) she was captured by Boko Haram but escaped from the Islamic terrorist group.
Esther was followed by a North Korean native who told President Trump that his relatives are imprisoned in his own country due to the faith, and Trump appeared physically troubled by the man's revelation that a family member was executed for sharing the gospel.
Curry says the good news is Esther is rebuilding her life but points out many others are merely trying to live out their faith while being in constant danger.