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Advocate for Christians worldwide

Based in Washington D.C., our Advocacy department works to address current religious freedom issues on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. Our focus is on building relationships with government officials who are positioned to assist persecuted believers through legislative efforts and policy development.

We collaborate with a wide array of human rights and religious freedom organizations in order to speak with a united voice on behalf of all who suffer for their faith in Jesus.

We also regularly conduct trips to visit countries where persecution is an issue, in order to document firsthand the impact of religious repression on individuals, communities and countries.

You can take action to help those who are persecuted through advocacy. Here are a few ways to get started:

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Meet our Advocacy Team

Dr. David Curry – President & CEO
David Curry is the President and CEO of Global Christian Relief, an organization that advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith throughout the world.

For nearly a decade, he has worked to raise awareness and support for those who endure extreme restrictions and, in some cases, horrific violence for practicing their faith.
Ambassador Samuel Brownback –
Senior Fellow
Sam Brownback served as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from February 2018 to January 2021. He served as Governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018.

Prior to that he represented his home state in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Prior to his public service, Ambassador Brownback practiced law and taught agricultural law at Kansas State University. He earned a B.S. from Kansas State University and a J.D. from the University of Kansas.

Ambassador Brownback currently serves as co-chair of the International Religious Freedom Summit and is a Senior Fellow at Global Christian Relief. He is also chairman of the National Committee for Religious Freedom.

He and his wife Mary have five children and nine grandchildren.
Isaac Six – Senior Director of Advocacy
Isaac has worked on a wide array of international religious freedom issues in various capacities in Washington D.C. over the past ten years, including as Director of Congressional Affairs and Communications for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Advocacy Director for International Christian Concern, and as a Fellow for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

He has visited and interviewed survivors of religious freedom violations in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, among others, while instituting new projects to assist and advocate for those survivors and their communities. Isaac has also facilitated hundreds of meetings and events on Capitol Hill on behalf of communities facing religious freedom violations, has frequently served as a speaker at Congressional briefings, and has been invited to write or speak on international religious freedom issues by the U.S. State Department, the Foreign Service Institute, the Religious Freedom Institute, and many others.

His work has been cited by a range of media outlets, including Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Fox News, Radio Free Asia, and World Magazine.
Peter Burns – Policy Advisor
Peter Burns is a Policy Advisor for Global Christian Relief and also works as Executive Director of the International Religious Freedom Summit.

He formerly served as Special Assistant to the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the Department of State. Before that, he worked as Government Relations and Policy Director at In Defense of Christians, and also worked as the Policy Analyst for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. He has been an advocate building movements from the time he founded the College Republican chapter while attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2014, and was campus director for the Bruce Rauner Campaign for Governor, to his work today amplifying the efforts of foreign policy focused NGOs.

Peter has studied politics and foreign policy through selective fellowships with The Philos Leadership Institute, the Tikvah Fund and the Public Interest Fellowship. He has written for Washington Examiner, Providence Magazine, The Federalist, The American Conservative, and The Hill. He also serves on the board of the Forge Leadership Network.
Miles Windsor – Advocacy Fellow
Miles Windsor has been working to defend and support persecuted Christians and to advance religious freedom for all, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa, for almost 15 years. He is based in London, England.

Prior to his work on religious freedom advocacy, Miles worked as a journalist in the BBC’s Current Affairs unit, and then in corporate public affairs. Miles also has experience as an elected representative in local politics, and a campaign manager and aide to a successful, prominent parliamentary candidate during a UK national election campaign. He has served as the Senior Manager for Strategy and Campaigns at the Religious Freedom Institute since 2020. Miles has been invited on various occasions to give advice, briefings and testimony to the US Department of State, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the US Congress, the International Freedom of Religion or Belief Alliance (IRFBA), the British Parliament, the Canadian Parliament, and the UK Foreign Office amongst others. Beyond political communications, he employs a range of strategic and innovative methods and tactics in pursuit of positive outcomes.

Miles has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Spectator, RealClear Religion, RealClear Politics, the Critic Magazine, Religion Unplugged, and Providence Magazine.