President and CEO, Christian Freedom International
Wendy Wright began her leadership of the ministry of Christian Freedom International in 2017, after serving on the Board of CFI since 2011.
Wendy’s work to protect “the least of these,” people whose lives are endangered or at risk of exploitation, has influenced decision-makers from religious and civic leaders, parents and teens, medical professionals, business owners, UN diplomats, Congressmen, and the White House.
Wendy gained national attention on a variety of issues, including defending unborn children, challenging the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) on controversial drugs for women and children, U.S. ratification of UN human rights treaties, and protecting patients’ and medical professionals’ right of conscience. She has trained leaders of civic organizations in Mexico, briefed Spain’s political leaders on successful pro-life policies, and taught at a Bible school in Sri Lanka.
Wendy has testified at U.S. Congressional hearings and state legislatures, addressed UN meetings, briefed European legislators and Latin American leaders, and gained UN accreditation for two non-governmental organizations. She has been an expert speaker at numerous conferences, college classes and teen camps.
Wendy knows what it is to suffer for her faith, she was sentenced, twice, to six months in jail for praying and declining to promise to not do it again. Her cases, based on freedom of religion and speech, were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and several state courts.
Wendy formerly served as president of Concerned Women for America. She has appeared in every major newspaper, TV and radio network, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, NPR and many others. Her editorials have been published in the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ethics and Medics Journal, American Spectator, Washington Times, Human Events, American Thinker, The Hill and elsewhere.About
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