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President Trump’s Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom
June 3, 2020

President Trump with First Lady and Vice President signing Religious Freedom
(White House Photo)

On June 2, President Trump signed an Executive Order advancing International Religious Freedom. The order defines international religious freedom as a moral and national security imperative, further solidifying religious freedom as a foundational principle of American foreign policy.

Under the order, the United States will prioritize religious freedom in our foreign aid programs and other economic tools to help advance these goals. At President Trump’s direction, the State Department will coordinate with USAID to ensure at least $50 million per year is allocated for programs that advance international religious freedom.

The full text to the Executive Order can be found here: