By Aaron Mercer, NRB
At its annual President’s Council Capitol Hill Media Summit this week, NRB presented the 2014 Faith & Freedom Award to Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA). “Congressman Wolf is a passionate man of faith and a champion for life and liberty here in America and throughout the world,” remarked NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We are privileged to honor Congressman Wolf with the Faith & Freedom Award and look forward to the good work he will do in the years to come. We particularly appreciate his prophetic call to stand up against the current persecution of Christians, which has reached epidemic proportions.”
Congressman Wolf, retiring this year after 17 terms in the House of Representatives, is a longtime champion for religious liberty at home and abroad. He has traveled to many places around the world that most people avoid. Indeed, he has a heart for the voiceless, and he has worked to call attention to the human rights abuses and religious persecution in many places, including China, Tibet, Romania, Nagorno-Karabakh, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, and the Middle East. Notably, Rep. Wolf authored the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, which established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the International Religious Freedom Office at the State Department.