Evangelicals Seek Detente With Mideast Muslim Leaders As Critics Doubt Motives

rtx6hgss_slide-7cd4054c3181f70a3eb97115149e05a68ec22b6b-s1500-c85Source: NPR

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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