Family Research Council to Honor Meriam Ibrahim at Faith, Family and Freedom Gala

Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms leaves for Philadelphia from Rome's Fiumicino Airport Photo: EPA
Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms leaves for Philadelphia from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport Photo: EPA

Ephesians 6:13 tells Christians to stand, and events this weekend in Washington, D.C. aim to honor someone who stood her ground for the Lord.

Saturday, the Family Research Council (FRC) is hosting a Faith, Family and Freedom Gala honoring Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian wife and mother who was jailed this year in Sudan for charges stemming from her faith and marriage. Ibrahim’s children were with her in jail, but through it all, Meriam did not back down.

“We want to highlight her taking a stand for her Christian faith as part of our advocacy and focus on religious freedom,” Travis Weber, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at FRC, tells OneNewsNow. “Part of that focus on advocating for religious liberty includes recognizing examples of people that stand for their faith in the public square and don’t back down when they encounter opposition or attempts to silence them.”

Weber says it is FRC’s hope that other Christians will look to someone who models standing for her faith, even when things were difficult.

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SOURCE: OneNewsNow.com
Chris Woodward

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