Religious liberty ambassador's resignation raises concerns - 2013-10-22
The reported resignation of Suzan Johnson Cook as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom is an chance for the Obama administration to address the issue, but some are dubious that real changes will be made.
Cook's retirement was first reported by Religion News Service on Oct. 16 when Joseph Grieboski, founder of The Institute on Religion and Public Policy, tweeted a picture with her saying that it was taken "on her last day." Rob Schenck of Faith and Action posted pictures to Instagram "celebrating the legacy" of the ambassador.
In an earlier interview with CNA, Farr pointed out that Obama allowed the ambassador position to remain vacant for more than two years before finally appointing Cook; she was sworn-in in June, 2011. Once she started her job, Farr said, she was buried "deep in the bureaucracy, without authority or resources."