Religion News Service reports that yesterday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Suzan D. Johnson Cook to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. In her prepared testimony (full text) Cook outlined some of her relevant experience. Cook retired last year as pastor of New York's Bronx Christian Fellowship Church. Religious freedom advocates have been concerned that the religious freedom ambassador's post has been unfilled for so long. Some, however, question Cook's lack of foreign policy experience.