Global Faith and Freedom Records New Season

From left, Attorney Dwayne Leslie, IRLA Director of US Congressional Affairs; Dr. John Graz, IRLA Secretary-General; far right, Barry Bussey, program host and IRLA UN Relations director. 

Twenty-nine new programs explore current issues in religious freedom around the world


The Hope Channel studios in Silver Spring, Maryland buzzed with activity March 21 to 24 as the television program Global Faith and Freedom recorded its new season. Over the four days, 29 half-hour programs were recorded featuring a diverse group of guests, including scholars such as John Witte, Jr. of Emory University and Bryan McGraw of Wheaton College and representatives from non-governmental organizations such as The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty and The Sikh Coalition. They addressed a broad range of topics, from religious freedom in the Middle East to religious freedom for the Sikh community in North America.

Dr. John Graz, Secretary General of the International Religious Liberty Association, said he was pleased by the variety of guests who participated. "The programs were informative and I am sure that our audience will be pleased with what they will see."

The shows were hosted by Barry W. Bussey, the current United Nations Relations Director of the IRLA.  He praised both the contribution of the guests and the skills of the Hope TV team, saying, "We're always pleased to be able to work with such a group of talented professionals."