Evangelicals Seek Detente With Mideast Muslim Leaders As Critics Doubt Motives

rtx6hgss_slide-7cd4054c3181f70a3eb97115149e05a68ec22b6b-s1500-c85Source: NPR
By JEROME SOCOLOVSKY

In recent months, evangelical Christian leaders have been traveling to the Middle East to meet with rulers of Islamic countries and with Muslim clergy.

The participants say the meetings — especially one they had in November with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — are unprecedented, and aimed at promoting religious freedom in the region.

Johnnie Moore, a public relations consultant and a former vice president of Liberty University, has been on many of the trips. He says they are not about easing the way for Christian missionaries, as some critics allege.

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