Purpose, Goals and Leadership
The Religious Freedom Coalition is a non-profit religious organization which assists persecuted Christians in various areas of the world. The mission of the Religious Freedom Coalition is to inform the American public about the persecution Christian’s face around the world and advocate for their religious freedom.
Middle East: Persecuted Christians displaced inside Iraq and those who fled Iraq and Syria to Jordan and Lebanon are assisted by the Religious Freedom Coalition through associated native Christian organizations. Currently, the Religious Freedom Coalition provides programs for displaced Christians in Iraq and Syria and Christian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. Programs in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria include but are not limited to Diapers for Refugees and Christmas for Refugees.
The Religious Freedom Coalition works for the rights of Christians in the Palestinian Authority-controlled “West Bank” which includes Bethlehem. Christians are now a minority in Bethlehem and the Religious Freedom Coalition has programs of assistance for those Christians still remaining there. Programs have included adding air conditioning for a day care facility. The Christmas for Refugees program is also active in areas of the West Bank.
Nigeria: As persecution of Christians increases in Nigeria the Religious Freedom Coalition has begun to bring assistance to suffering Christians in that nation. The Religious Freedom Coalition assists an orphanage for Christian children who lost parents to Islamic terror attacks. Programs at the orphanage included new wells, water towers and sanitation systems as well as the leasing of land for a farm. Sanitary products are also distributed as humanitarian aid in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Tens of thousands of Christian farmers have been forced from their lands by Sunni Muslim Fulani Herdsmen and now live in desperate situations.
IN THE UNITED STATES
Washington, DC: The Religious Freedom Coalition is an advocate in Washington, D.C. for persecuted Christians in Africa, the Middle East and certain Asian nations. By such means as direct interaction with lawmakers, letters, phone calls and petition campaigns, the Religious Freedom Coalition seeks to be the voice for the persecuted church and religious freedom in nations that religious persecution exists.
An important part of our mission is to inform the American public about the persecution of Christians around the world. Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today. The 50 most dangerous nations for Christians are in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
In some cases the Religious Freedom Coaltion operates under the DBA Heart for the Persecuted Church to promote religious freedom and aid programs.
Write to us at PO Box 77511, Washington, DC 20013 or use contact form
ABOUT THE RFC PRESIDENT
William J. Murray is the president of the Religious Freedom Coalition in Washington, DC. For more than three decades Murray has been at the forefront of social activism. During the early 1980’s he served as director of Freedom’s Friends, an organization which reached out to the victims of communism worldwide. In the 1990’s he founded the first commercial Bible publishing company in the Soviet Union. For many years his organization operated evangelistic tours to the Soviet Union for Christians.
As the Soviet Union collapsed and the “stans” were released from Communist rule William Murray warned of a coming great Islamic Jihad against the secular West. On September 11th he was driving past the Pentagon on his way to a news conference supporting the Sudan Peace Act when American 77 crashed into that building. Before the end of September Murray ran ads in national newspapers pointing out that there was no distinguishable difference between the Saudi Arabian and Taliban governments.
From his office in Washington, DC, William J. Murray continues to work for the rights of Christians and persecuted Christians around the world. Under his guidance the Religious Freedom Coalition assists persecuted Christians in the Middle East and Africa. He travels to the Middle East and Africa nseveral times a year to oversee Religious Freedom Coalition programs. Murray has also been a part of fact finding missions with elected officials in such areas as Kosovo, Sudan, Morocco, and China.
William J. Murray directs the Religious Freedom Coaltion’s Christmas for Refugees and Diapers for Refugees programs. As of 2019 Christmas for Refugees operated in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Nigeria. Diapers for Refugees curently operates in Iraq and Jordan.
William J. Murray has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC nightly news as well as various Fox News programs. He is a regular guest on numerous radio talk shows. He is the author of seven books including his best selling autobiography, My Life Without God, which details his childhood in the dysfunctional home of atheist/Marxist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair. His latest book is Utopian Road to Hell, which examines the failures of attempts throughout history to have centrally planned economies and governments.
The Religious Freedom Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Complete financial information including compensation of officers; details of program services and the current tax return of the Religious Freedom Coalition can be found at GuideStar.org
Write to William J. Murray at PO Box 77511, Washington, DC 20013 or use contact form