WASHINGTON - A broad spectrum of religious and political leaders will set aside their differences this week when they attend the second annual National Religious Freedom Conference.
It will be held Thursday in the nation's capital.
The faith leaders -- liberals and conservatives -- will include will include representatives of the Catholic, evangelical Christian, mainline Protestant, Latter-day Saint, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish Orthodox, Seventh-day Adventist, Muslim and Sikh faith communities.
American Religious Freedom Program executive director Brian Walsh says participants are united against the challenges of "government restrictions and social hostility against religion." Walsh believes the challenge in the U.S. is growing.
Attendees will also hear from policy experts and state lawmakers representing more than 15 states.
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