Religion, Spiritual Development

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COALITION

Washington, DC

Mission

PROMOTING CHRISTIAN IDEALS AND FOSTERING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM THROUGH PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURE IN THE UNITED STATES. MAKING CONGRESS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC AWARE OF THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA.

FURNISHING SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL AID TO CHRISTIANS FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES IN MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONS SUCH AS IRAQ AND SYRIA WITH PROGRAMS SUCH AS DIAPERS FOR REFUGEES AND CHRISTMAS FOR REFUGEES

Ruling Year

1983

Chairman

William J. Murray

Main Address

PO Box 77511

Washington, DC 20013 USA

Keywords

Christian, advocacy, relief

EIN

74-2124788

 Number

5039317523

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

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Programs + Results

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The Religious Freedom Coalitions's goal and purpose is to advocate for the preservation of America's Christian heritage and to bring awareness to Congress and the general public of the persecution Christians are facing in the Middle East and Africa.

Tens of thousands of Christian families have fled their homes in Iraq and Syria and are now living as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Northern Iraq. Their basic needs are largely unmet and through various programs the Religious Freedom Coalition delivers aid to the persecuted church.

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Christmas for Refugees

Diapers for Refugees

Nigeria IDP Relief

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Through programs such as Diapers for Refugees and Christmas for Refugees our goal is to bring spiritual and material aid to Christian refugee families in the Middle East including Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, and also to Christian refugee families in Nigeria.

Besides providing material aid such as food and hygiene supplies to the families, Christmas for Refugees seeks to bring hope to the children through Christmas celebrations. Diapers for Refugees seeks to help mothers keep their babies healthy and clean in conditions with very limited water and cleaning supplies available.

The Religious Freedom Coalition also gives material support to native ministries in areas where Christians face persecution. For example, one current project is providing a new well and water tower system at an orphanage in Plateau State, Nigeria. Also, we help a Christian summer camp in Jordan through providing such aid as a security system and refrigerators, and we are currently building a playground for the younger children.

Bring awareness to the American public of the current conditions for Christians in areas where they are minorities and present legislative remedies that could be made available.

Bring more awareness to the church in America of the persecution faced by Christians worldwide. Currently it is estimated that a Christian dies every six minutes at the hands of persecutors.

Raise funds to provide relief to persecuted Christian families primarily in the Middle East and Africa.

Partner with local churches and Christian organizations in the Middle East to supply basic needs to Christian refugee families.

Supply food, and other basic necessities to orphans in Miango, Nigeria.

Supply and facilitate a Christmas meal and celebration for refugee children in the Middle East and Nigeria.

William J. Murray, Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, and his staff, work for the rights of Christians in America and to assist the persecuted Christians around the world.

The Religious Freedom Coalition has a base of over 20,000 supporters in the United States and other nations whose generous support is ongoing.

Working together through native ministry partners in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Nigeria and the West Bank the Religious Freedom Coalition is able to offer a variety of assistance programs.

Rather than ship American made goods the Religious Freedom Coalition purchases needed supplies in-country as this supports local businesses and creates jobs.

The Religious Freedom Coalition requires reports of progress from all native in-country ministries, including photographs of continuing programs.

Religious Freedom Coalition representatives travel to Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Nigeria to check the progress of ongoing projects. Representatives attend a sampling of the Christmas programs for children in each nation where they are presented each year. Likewise several of the diaper distributions are visited each year.

Specific projects such as water systems and kitchen refurbishment at youth camps are also checked for completion.

Through direct interaction with lawmakers, letters, phone calls and petition campaigns, the Religious Freedom Coalition has brought awareness to Capitol Hill of the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East and Africa.

Our monthly newsletter provides information about current legislative issues and tracks the progress of our international ministry.

Since 2014 the Christmas For Refugees program has hosted tens of thousands of children whose families have been driven from their homes by the Islamic State, Boko Haram and other terrorist organizations. The Christmas program has also provided provided sanitary ites, food, toiletries, blankets, shoes and other necessities to the children and their families.

The Diapers For Refugees program has provided disposable diapers to thousands of displaced Christian families in Iraq. With no hot water and limited space cloth diapers are not an option. The lives of babies have literally been saved by providing sanitary options for the parents. The program also supplies sanitary pads to the mothers and adult diapers to grandparents in need.

Through these and other programs Religious Freedom Coalition supporters have been able to share the love of Christ in places too dangerous to personally visit.

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Financials

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COALITION

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No