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Passed House amended (09/24/1996)

Reaffirms commitment to the principles of religious liberty.

Condemns human rights abuses and denials of religious liberty to persecuted religions around the world and calls upon the responsible regimes to cease such abuses.

Recommends that the President expand and invigorate U.S. international advocacy on behalf of persecuted religions and initiate a thorough examination of all U.S. policies that affect persecuted Christians.

Encourages the President to take organizational steps to strengthen U.S. policies to combat religious persecution, including creating a special advisory committee for religious liberty abroad or considering the appointment of a White House special advisor on religious persecution.

Applauds the actions of the World Evangelical Fellowship in declaring an annual international day of prayer on behalf of persecuted Christians.