Oct. 11, 2016 | TruthPR | -- Blue Lives Matter has announced a nationwide boycott against Ben & Jerry’s (#boycottbenandjerrys) and its parent company Unilever. The protest comes in light of the ice cream company’s recent statement supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Since its inception, Black Lives Matter leaders have openly called for violence and even death towards police officers. Blue Lives Matter issues the following statement: “By spreading these false and misleading statements, Ben & Jerry’s lends an appearance of legitimacy to the baseless claims that police officers are killing men based on the color of their skin. This message has inspired the assassination and attempted assassination of police officers, and it costs officers their lives. By openly supporting Black Lives Matter and attacking law enforcement, Ben & Jerry's is sure to anger most Americans who do not agree with the political causes that they are supporting.  Blue Lives Matter is calling on all Americans to boycott all Ben & Jerry’s products and send a message that we do not agree with Black Lives Matter or their goals.”  Blue Lives Matter encourages consumers to contact local store managers explaining their disappointment and that they will discontinue doing business at Ben and Jerry’s as long as the company supports organizations who call for violence against police officers. The launch of the boycott signals the beginning of a strategic consumer campaign to not only hold accountable the dangerous actions of Black Lives Matter, but to corporations who lend their support to such deadly ideologies. CLICK here to request an interview with Blue Lives Matter. Contact: Jackie Jones at 662.259.0988 or email jackie@truthpr.com. About Blue Lives Matter:TRANSPARENCY - we are a conduit for truth. Let’s first understand that we are all human. We will expose the truth no matter what form it takes. Both the political leadership and mass media are failing to stand for truth, so we proudly take on this role. COMMUNITY SAFETY - we will assist law enforcement communities across the nation with bold messaging to attract new recruits. Recent media developments have created a dangerous shortage of police officers nationwide, so we proudly take on this role. BOLSTER THE IMAGE - we will work towards creating a new paradigm on everything that encompasses law enforcement. The American Police Officer who in many cases is your dad, brother, sister, cousin, friend - has become a target for other societal problems, so we proudly take on this role. BRIDGE THE GAP - we will provide a unique environment that both Law Enforcement and the American people can trust. Our website will monitor news 24/7 and provide analysis and fair reporting, along with membership opportunities for all. While others divide, we connect, so we proudly take on this role.
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Local Partners to Give Out Food, Blankets, Health Information WILLS POINT, Texas, March 8, 2016 | TruthPR.com | – Gospel for Asia joins with the international humanitarian community in commemorating today’s International Women’s Day. Gospel for Asia (GFA) partners will be offering special assistance to women in the areas where it serves in South Asia, celebrating the success of women and underscoring the wide gaps in gender equality that persist in our world. GFA-supported female missionary shares about Jesus with women inmates at a jail center in South Asia where a Women’s Day event was held last year.  The local Bible College staff and Women’s Fellowship sisters often visit the jail with different programs to demonstrate the love of Jesus and share the Good News with the inmates. In many regions around the world, women face consistent hardships from gender-based abortions to child marriage, forced prostitution, and modern day slavery. GFA-supported workers will be visiting nursing homes, jails and medical facilities to distribute food and other necessities to hundreds of women today. Around the world: More than 1.6 million girl babies annually are targeted for abortion. An estimated 39,000 girls are forced into marriage every day. An estimated 4.5 million people, 98 percent of them women and children, are victims of sexual slavery. “International Women’s Day reminds us of the many women throughout the world who face extremely difficult challenges in their lives,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia. “Through our efforts, we can provide both spiritual hope and physical help to ease their everyday burdens.” Last year, GFA worked with Believers Church to organize dozens of special events across South Asia to commemorate International Women’s Day, giving away food, mosquito nets and clothing to hundreds of disadvantaged mothers and widows. One region hosted a gathering where 100 people heard the local pastor praise the role of women in society, telling the crowd about God’s love for each individual, and one woman noted, “I want to thank Believers Church for conducting this kind of program and for providing me with a mosquito net. I am very poor and not able to buy it. This gift is very helpful for my family.” At another event, a participant said, “I am very glad and privileged to be part of the International Women’s Day program. I have heard about this International Women’s Day, but I did not know what that means. But today . . . I understand about the importance of the day, and I feel special to be a woman.” This year, GFA-supported workers are expanding their efforts. In addition to events, they are opening tailoring centers to provide employment opportunities for women, distributing more than 4,500 food packets, blankets and mosquito nets to endangered women, organizing medical camps, and providing clothing and school items for children. They will be visiting homes for the elderly, jails and medical facilities to provide comfort and other assistance in the name of Jesus. “Christ’s compassion is meant to be shared with the entire world,” said Yohannan. “We begin by praying for those suffering, but then continue by meeting their physical needs.” GFA offers a variety of ways to become involved in easing the physical plight of South Asian women, while providing them with the Good News of the love of Jesus Christ.  To find out more, go to www.gfa.org.   For more information on International Women’s Day, go to www.internationalwomensday.com. ### GOSPEL FOR ASIA has – for more than 30 years – provided humanitarian assistance and spiritual hope to millions across South Asia, especially among those who have yet to hear the Good News. Last year, this included more than 75,000 sponsored children, free medical services for more than 180,000 people, 6,000 wells drilled, 11,000 water filters installed, Christmas presents for more than 400,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. GFA-supported female missionary shares about Jesus with women inmates at a jail center in South Asia where a Women’s Day event was held last year.  The local Bible College staff and Women’s Fellowship sisters often visit the jail with different programs to demonstrate the love of Jesus and share the Good News with the inmates. To schedule an interview with a Gospel for Asia representative, contact pressrelations@gfa.org.
 Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, February 1, 2016, | TruthPR.com | -- Alveda King releases the following and is available for comment: As we prepare to vote in upcoming elections, let's take a moment to reflect on scary politics. It never fails, in times of politics, war and other uncertainties, some people forget God and turn to human reasoning, politicians, and yes to familiar oppression without knowing the truth. When Pharoah finally let the people go ... God said, "If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt." -- Exodus 13:17 NLT How many "conservative" voters can define "conservative?" Conservatism is a philosophy supporting the US Constitution; having specific principles and issues i.e." religious freedom, abortion is wrong -- life is a civil right, procreative marriage, the right to bear arms, limited governnment, fair taxation,m educational freedom, fair trade, safety and security, health and wellenss, a working America, and ...Yet the US Constitution is the "king pen" of conservatism.  Candidates who don't accept the Constitution totally are likely not total conservatives. Upholding the Rule of Law that flows from the Constitution is a major conservative principle. Believing in truth (facts" is a major conservative principle.  At News With Views Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall writes: "Any candidate who opposes the right to bear arms cannot be a conservative because he or she rejects the Constitution. A person who supports the Second Amendment but not other portions of our Constitution is not a conservative. To enter America unlawfully violates the Constitution and any candidate who opposes upholding the dictates of the Constitution as it relates to immigration is not a conservative. To support the legalization of or amnesty for the millions of illlegal aliens currently in America is unconstitutional... and anyone who violates the Constitution is not a conservative because it violates conservative philosophy. "If you do not know the contents of America's Constitution, then you cannot say with certainty that you are a conservative. If you don't know the contents of our Constitution, how can you select a conservative candidate?" At the most recent "Conservative" debate, at least one candidate recognized the connection between true conservatism. This candidate quoted the US Constitution in his closing remarks. As one who has taken the path of prayer over endorsements, I encourage you to keep your hearts and minds clear to avoid personality bias. Let's try hard not to allow zeal for our favorites to cloud the goal of having God redirect our nation from looming disaster.   Yours in Christ, Eugene Vigil Assistant to Dr. Alveda C. King Priests for Life PO Box 141172 • Staten Island, NY 10314 470-244-3302 eugene@priestsforlife.org www.africanamericanoutreach.org
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Americans will spend nearly $15 billion this week, and 41 million consumers now have a fun way to access transparent scores making clear which brands they should choose RALEIGH, NC, February 3, 2016 | TruthPR.com | —Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking FaithEqualityIndex.com (FEI), which scores more than 400 major brands for compatibility with the FDC community. On Monday, the group released data measuring the faith compatibility of Super Bowl advertisers, and today is releasing an interactive #SuperBowl shopping game to steer its community toward the most compatible brands. “Millions of Americans will buy food, beverages, decorations, TVs and electronics, and other items for family Super Bowl parties. We’re encouraging our community to actively do business with the brands that score highest in welcoming them,” said Chris Stone, Certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Consumer. “The game we created offers everyone—both in the consumer and brand communities—a fun way to interact, understand, and share Faith Equality Index scores.”   Too see the Interactive Game, click here: http://SuperBowlFei.com How the Game Works The interactive Faith Driven Super Bowl Party game gives Faith Driven Consumers the ability to uncover the faith compatibility of the major product brands they’ll be shopping, across 10 categories. Each time a user finds one of the ten embedded product categories in the game, they will be entered to win a $25 gift card to buy a few items for their #SuperBowl party. When someone finds all ten Super Bowl product categories, they’ll be entered to when a $250 Walmart gift card to fund their whole party. About the Data Behind the Game The FEI Super Bowl Guide rates brands in the Beverage, Cable & Satellite, Candy, Electronics Retail, Fast Food, Food, Footwear, Grocery, and Sports Retail categories. It is based on the Faith Equality Index, which rates, on a 100-point scale, how well brands acknowledge Faith Driven Consumers by welcoming, embracing, and celebrating them, and is the benchmark FDCs use to make consumer choices—through the lens of their biblical worldview. The spending statistic of nearly $15 billion can be found here. ### About Faith Driven Consumer Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) is achieving marketplace and workplace equality for 41 million consumers who spend two trillion dollars annually. FDC envisions a world where inclusion is extended with parity to Faith Driven Consumers, who have the right to be celebrated as an essential color in the American rainbow of diversity. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Phone:  Email: Press@FaithDrivenConsumer.com      
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  L'Chaim B'Yeshua & Culture Shield Present PAUL WILBUR & Worship Band February 6th - Wichita Kansas JACKSONVILLE, FL, January 8, 2016, | TruthPR.com| -- Internationally acclaimed artist, songwriter, and pastor Paul Wilbur will be leading worship in Wichita KS on February 6th. This award winning integrity artist won the Dove award for best praise album and has been leading worship for almost four decades around the world. His emphasis on Messianic worship has touched the lives of many.  Music is the universal language. It’s an old saying that’s being echoed and amplified around the world in the extraordinary musical ministry of Paul Wilbur. For over forty years, in thousands of concerts and recording projects that have reached millions across the planet, Paul’s distinctive songs of praise and worship always get to the heart of the matter about matters of the heart. Whether he’s leading worship before crowds of thousands in the Middle East, singing to packed soccer stadiums throughout Latin America, or bringing his anointed Messianic message directly to the people of Israel, Paul speaks a language of melody and meaning that reaches far beyond cultural, social and political borders to touch people directly with the love of God. You can purchase tickets here. ### Contact:Donna LippoldtCulture Shield NetworkTel. 316-516-0777donna@cultureshield.com
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Friday, 18 December 2015 13:11

Praying for Those in Authority

"Pray for kings and all who are in authority [high positions], that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way." 1 Timothy 2:2 Just  a week away from Christmas, on December 17, 2015 in the "wee hours of the morning," what Jesus described in Mark 1:35 as "a great while before day," I had a dream. The Williams-King Family Legacy births "dreamers" in every generation. MLK is the most famous member of our legacy. Yet, for example, Daddy King's prophetic dreams, one of which included seeing me three years before my conception in 1950, saved and redirected many lives during his lifetime. In 2007 for instance, I had a dream of Senator Barack Hussein Obama, which led me to understand that he would become President of the United States. Well, on December 17, 2015 I dreamed again of the President. The audio of the dream is a "rough draft" coming awake from sleep. What is resonating from this dream is the reality that America must turn away from "king making", and president making, and politician making practices, and ask God to heal and save our land. In the "new" dream about the President, my broken heart needed mending. Why I was in a place where Mr. Obama was part of this dream, God only knows. “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32. Remember, expressing love for one another and having good manners will take you far. I have learned to pray for all leaders, regardless of faith denominations, religious affiliations, political persuasions, socio-economic status, whatever -- with the same "heart cry;" that God would touch them and guide them, whether I think they deserve it or not. After all, none of us deserved Jesus, and look at the John 3:16 gift that God grants to every human being! Think about it. Just looking at the Republican Presidential Election field, there are several leaders who have offered themselves as candidates. Among themselves, like anyone, they each have strengths and weaknesses. What is needed as people consider voting for them, is regardless of whichever ranks as a favorite, voters need to understand that destroying the reputation of one in order to promote the chances of another is a nasty, worldly way of thinking. We can have our "favorites" and vote for them. Yet we should be mindful to remain positive about others, just in case our chosen candidates don't win. In the battle over ideology, we should be prepared to support our values over our favorite personalities. This isn't a talent show or a beauty contest. There's so much at stake. Prayer is better than subterfuge. Please let me share a prayer with you right now: "Heavenly Father, bless every soul who sees, reads, hears or otherwise touches this message today. During this Christmas season, let not one feel lonely. If there is a celebration with friends and family; or a little corner of their world with just them and You, let Your Love always prevail against the gates of hell for them. Thank You for Your love towards us, Your Creation. In Jesus Name, Amen. Merry Christmas! Alveda King ###   Media Contact:Leslie Palma Tel. 347-286-7277 Email: leslie@priestsforlife.org  
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The following letter regarding upcoming elections is to America's spiritual leaders and all people of goodwill.  “Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into [error] sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived.” - Galatians 6:1-3 MSG A while back, I attended a meeting hosted by The Family Leadership Summit. There I was especially inspired by the IF 7:14 theme. The Family Leadership Summit. In view of the upcoming early primaries in Iowa and South Carolina, I am stirred in my heart to encourage all spiritual leaders, and indeed all people of goodwill to be civil in our dealings towards one another, in political dealings and indeed all of our activities. Below are excerpts from a letter I sent to Iowa: Hello. We haven't spoken since my last eventful visit to Iowa. Thanks again for including me.  Much has transpired since the release of IF 7:14.  I'm writing with a concern. With the momentous IOWA primary fast approaching, several campaigns are departing from the IF 7:14 formula, and reverting to dirty politics.  I was disturbed when several of the leading republican candidates had staffers and fans - with or without their knowledge - team up on one member of the front running team. Let me be clear: There was a very dishonest smear campaign to discredit Dr. Ben Carson's long term Prolife contributions as well as his transformational from rags to riches testimony; and the Trump, Rubio and Cruz campaigns jumped on the hatchet wagon joining in the attempt to destroy a noble warrior.  One should wonder why there is such an effort from the media to discredit Dr. Carson in particular. He is either waved off, misquoted or ignored more than the others. And his contenders are involved in the ploy.  Before anyone says "that's just politics. They're just going after the weakest link," I'd like to remind us that it isn't Jesus. It will be very dangerous for candidates to try to represent themselves as Christians while allowing politics as usual behind the scenes.  God is watching us, and [as leaders,] you perhaps know this better than anyone.  [Leaders] have been "leading the charge for truth and integrity in the upcoming elections." I am writing to encourage you to lead others to understanding that a team of winners is running for President. In some cases this is reflected in the polls. What the polls also reflect sadly, is dirty dealings behind the scenes.  [The slate] is a "Most Valuable Team" with several winning players. While there can be only one MVP - that winner will only stand the test of time if the victory is won without worldly political tactics.  I will not be endorsing any candidates. I am a friend of the Carson campaign. However, as an Evangelist, I am standing in a prayerful position. I remember the advice of my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was an Independent: "I feel someone must remain in the position of non-alignment, so that he can look objectively at both parties and be the conscience of both—not the servant or master of either."[33] In a 1958 interview, he expressed his view that neither party was perfect, saying, "I don't think the Republican Party is a party full of the almighty God nor is the Democratic party. They both have weaknesses ... And I'm not inextricably bound to either party."[34] Again, I am not writing to tell anyone who to endorse or who to vote for. Rather I'm asking that [all leaders] investigate motives and encourage people to pray and be honest and Christ-like - very difficult to do in the political arena - but not impossible.  A Carson fan sent me this link. I'm only including it to remind all godly candidates that we are not contending with flesh and blood, and to call us to prayer.  Ulysses Dale and Jeff Sailor give a Tribute to Dr. Ben and Candy Carson for all he has done to support education and not giving up on the families and communities he has served. God bless America.    ###   FOR MORE INFORMATION: Alveda King Ministries Eugene VigilTel. 470-244-3302 Eugene@PriestsForlLife.org
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  Faith Equality Index scores major movie theater chains during #ChristmasBUYcott campaign, actively channeling $30 billion in consumer spending toward the highest scoring brands; 77% of Faith Driven Consumers switch brands based on who is more compatible   Raleigh, NC, December 7, 2015 | Christian News Service | — Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking FaithEqualityIndex.com, now scoring more than 400 major brands for compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers. FDC’s national #ChristmasBUYcott campaign, actively channeling $30 billion in spending toward the most faith-compatible brands, enters a new phase today with the release of yet another category, movie theater chains. “Going to the movies over the Christmas holiday is a time-honored American tradition, and millions of families will pack theater chains to see Star Wars and other films this season. The difference is that our community, empowered by the Faith Equality Index, will actively choose theater chains that are more compatible than their competitors,” said Chris Stone, Certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Consumer. “This highly motivated community of 41 million consumers is supporting brands that welcome them. In a highly competitive marketplace, Faith Driven Consumers will determine the biggest winners this Christmas—Faith Driven Consumers are good for business.” The Faith Equality Index rates, on a 100-point scale, how well brands acknowledge Faith Driven Consumers (FDCs) by welcoming, embracing, and celebrating them, and is the yardstick FDCs use to make consumer choices—through the lens of their biblical worldview. Movie Theater Chain Ratings: ◦    Regal Entertainment Group: 40 (includes United Artists and Edwards) ◦    Carmike Cinemas: 37 ◦    Cinemark: 36 ◦    AMC: 18 According to American Insights, 93% of Faith Driven Consumers see value in a resource that allows them to easily identify the faith compatibility of brands, 86% are more likely to do business with a brand that welcomes them and acknowledges their values, 77% will switch from their current to a more faith- compatible brand, and 70% are actively seeking such brands. View the Faith Equality Index at http://www.faithdrivenconsumer.com Check out the free FDC Mobile App at the Apple and Android stores ### About Faith Driven Consumer Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) is working to achieve marketplace and workplace equality for 41 million consumers who spend two trillion dollars annually. FDC envisions a world where inclusion is extended with parity to people of faith, who have the right to be celebrated as an essential color in the American rainbow of diversity.  Media Contact:                                                         Phone: (919) 645-0771Email: Press@FaithDrivenConsumer.com
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Phoenix, AZ, December 3, 2015 | Christian News Service |– USA Radio Networks CEO Floyd Brown has tasked radio veteran Rusty Humphries with re-imagining the talk radio format.  Humphries’ first project - which he will host - is “TRENDING TODAY USA with Rusty Humphries” a show that will launch January 11, 2016 and is expected to usher in a new era in talk radio.  “This program will focus on what America is discussing, viewing and sharing in social media,” says Humphries, “Everything has been reimagined, from the network commercials, to the music, to the way the news is being presented --this will be talk radio for the social media mindset!”  Humphries has extensive experience hosting, programming, and producing radio in a variety of formats – including talk.  “I believe this show, and others like it, will restore talk programing to prominence. It will breathe life into a format aching for a resuscitation,” he adds.  Experts agree that Rush Limbaugh remolded talk radio when he exploded onto the scene in 1988 and influenced a generation of talk radio stations and hosts across the country to replicate and imitate his sound -- a model most still follow today.  “Don’t get me wrong, there are some very talented people on the air today, but the industry needs some shaking up,” Humphries explains. “Listeners have moved away from traditional platforms and are spending their time on social media. We're producing a show which will not showcase my opinions, but will showcase the social news being devoured by Americans.”  TRENDING TODAY USA with Rusty Humphries will give affiliates programming that appeals to a multi-generational audience in the same way social media has done. It will provide advertisers and agencies with the audience they covet and make the show a commercial success.  “Americans are consuming news more than ever, but they are doing it on different platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. With that in mind, I have worked with a group of social media giants to craft a show that lowers the bellicose and increases the pacing and news,” adds Humphries, “I am more proud of this program than anything I have done in radio to date.”  For more information on how you can receive this market-exclusive, revolutionary program via USA Radio Network’s XDS channel daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm EST Monday through Friday call Steve Wall at 206-661-5551 or Bryan Dawson 720-737-2950.  # # #  Media Contact:Russ JonesUSA Radio Networksrjones@usaradionetworks.com316.644.6185  
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  77% of Faith Driven Consumers—spending $30 billion this Christmas—will switch brands based who is more compatible as the Faith Equality Index adds grocery and bulk retail chains including Walmart, Sam’s Club, BJ’s, Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Target, Wegmans, Kroger, Whole Foods, and Safeway    RALEIGH, NC, December 1, 2015 | Christian News Service |—Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking 2016 Faith Equality Index (FEI), now scoring more than 360 major brands on compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers. The group has been widely profiled by leading media outlets covering both the FEI and its national #ChristmasBUYcott campaign, which is channeling $30 billion in spending toward the most faith-compatible brands. Today, FDC is releasing new scores for national grocery and bulk retail chains. “In the run up to Christmas, we have further accelerated our research efforts in response to high demand from the FDC community. Grocery and bulk retail chains are in especially high demand this time of year. And because our polling demonstrates FDCs will switch from their current brand to a more faith-compatible brand, this new information directly translates into higher sales for brands with better scores—affording them an edge in the race for Christmas consumer spending,” said Chris Stone, Certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Consumer.  FaithEqualityIndex.com offers a transparent tool to discover the degree to which these brands value Faith Driven Consumers. It also offers a contrast with scores these same brands have received from other groups routinely pursued by Corporate America. The Faith Equality Index annually rates, on a 100-point scale, how well brands acknowledge Faith Driven Consumers (FDCs) by welcoming, embracing, and celebrating them. The FEI is the benchmark tool FDCs use to make consumer choices—through the lens of their biblical worldview. FDC also recently rolled out a brand new FEI Mobile App on the Apple and Android platforms to empower the FDC community to #ChristmasBUYcott on-the-go.  According to American Insights, 93% of Faith Driven Consumers see value in a resource that allows them to easily identify the faith compatibility of brands, 86% are more likely to do business with a brand that welcomes them and acknowledges their values, 77% would switch to a more compatible brand, and 70% are actively seeking brands. The FEI establishes the standard by which Corporate America demonstrates its commitment to equality, specifically inclusion of the Faith Driven Consumer market segment. Grocery Ratings  ◦    Walmart: 51 ◦    Aldi: 47 ◦    Trader Joe’s: 40 ◦    Publix: 40 ◦    Target: 39 ◦    Wegmans: 35 ◦    Kroger: 29 ◦    Whole Foods: 24 ◦    Safeway: 24 Bulk Retail Ratings ◦    Sam’s Club: 51 ◦    BJ’s: 37 ◦    Costco: 23 View the Faith Equality Index here: www.faithequalityindex.com ###   About Faith Driven Consumer Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) is working to achieve marketplace and workplace equality for 41 million consumers who spend two trillion dollars annually. FDC envisions a world where inclusion is extended with parity to people of faith, who have the right to be celebrated as an essential color in the American rainbow of diversity.                               Media Contact:Phone: (919) 645-0771Email: Press@FaithDrivenConsumer.com
EL CAJON, Calif, November 25, 2015 | Christian News Service | -- Jerry Jenkins, the writer of the New York Times best-selling “Left Behind” series and former editor of Moody Magazine, has signed a Letter of Intent with the Evangelical Press Association to establish the Jerry Jenkins Scholarship Fund. Jenkins has committed a cash donation to EPA that will be awarded to deserving journalism students over a five-year period, beginning in 2016. Jenkins has a rich history with EPA, beginning at age 22, while writing and editing for several Christian magazines. He joined the staff of Moody Monthly in 1974 as the managing editor, eventually becoming Vice President for Publishing for Moody Bible Institute. He was also the founding editor of Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Jenkins was president of the professional membership association for Christian periodicals in 1980 and 1981. Jenkins is now enjoying a prolific career as an author, having written 187 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers (seven debuting at #1), with more than 70 million copies sold. He has had unprecedented success in both fiction and nonfiction. He’s been a biographer to such notables as Hank Aaron, Orel Hershiser, Walter Payton, Meadowlark Lemon, B.J. Thomas and many others. He also assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his memoir, Just as I Am. In 2001, Jenkins purchased the Christian Writers Guild from former EPA Executive Secretary Norman Rohrer. He recently launched the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild to coach aspiring writers at JerryJenkins.com. Jenkins’ motivation to train writers is behind his desire to provide scholarship funds for journalism students through EPA’s scholarship program. “I’m thrilled to be involved this way,” Jenkins said. “I virtually cut my teeth in Christian journalism through EPA and have always believed in their mission.” The Evangelical Press Association awards scholarships each year to students preparing for a career in print journalism. “EPA believes that Christian students should be prepared to be outstanding journalists and communications professionals, equipped with a biblically-based philosophy of journalism and the skills, knowledge and experience they will need to effectively communicate a Christ-centered worldview to their audience,” said EPA executive director Lamar Keener. “The Jerry Jenkins Scholarship Fund will enable EPA to double the amount awarded each year.” Eligibility details and an application form for the Jerry Jenkins Scholarship as well as the Mel Larson Memorial Scholarship are posted at evangelicalpress.com/scholarship. The deadline to apply for 2016 is March 10, 2016. The winners will be announced at EPA’s annual convention on April 8, 2016, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1948, the Evangelical Press Association is a professional association of Christian print and digital publications — magazines, newspapers and newsletters — and content-rich websites. Learn more at evangelicalpress.com. ###   CONTACT:Lamar Keener, Executive Directordirector@evangelicalpress.com619-434-0682  
ATLANTA, GA, November 23, 2015 | Christian News Service | - While the world seems to be spiraling out of control, author Alveda King believes that "children and their families can discover hope and purpose from the old school lessons of days gone by." Drawing from lessons she learned as a child and later from her pastor and mentor, Alveda uses colorfully animated animal characters and children as well as images of her mentors to deliver this simple and powerful message: "It's okay to be you. Just be the best that you can be". BEE YOU is available now at https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=alveda+king&type=.  Also available is KING RULES FOR CHILDREN. The book is beautifully illustrated by Neatra Azinga. Media Contact:Dianne RogersDianne@brimstoneservices.comPhone: 615-414-8807
Excerpts from 2015 Justice Forum report Atlanta, GA -- Alveda King "your Civil Rights Prayer Warrior Blogger was on site for an eye opening  2015 Justice Forum." Read excerpts and full article and view summit at links below: "GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders came to Allen University [last] Saturday with very different views of the criminal justice system and what should be done to address its failings. "The two men and Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, as well as representatives from other campaigns, appeared at Allen, a small historically black private university, for a presidential justice forum organized by 20/20, a group of black Democrats and black Republicans, to prod candidates to outline their plans for reforming the justice system and community policing. "Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, talked of mutual respect between police and communities, severe punishment for “rogue” police officers and reducing poverty by using taxes from off-shore money returned to the country to create enterprise zones. "Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, described police reform as the “civil rights issue of the 21st Century” and said it would be a major issue worked on by his administration if he were elected president.0 “We must reinvent how we police America,” he told the mostly black audience. “Lethal force must be the last resort, not the first resort.” "Both Carson and Sanders said the number of people jailed and the disproportionately high percentage of blacks in prison need to be changed. "Carson talked of the importance of education, stopping the cycle of poverty and harnessing $1 trillion in assets held by African-Americans.  He said he also wants to see more African-Americans go into a career of law enforcement. "O’Malley, a former governor of Maryland, talked about improving community policing and encouraging young people to become police officers. “We want to get to a point where little boys and girls, black and white, feel joining a police department is actually a noble and life giving service,” he said.  “That’s why this election is important.” "Asked about the Black Lives Matter movement, Carson said he believes what should be discussed is “all black lives not just a few.” “The greatest number of black lives are eliminated in abortion clinics,” he said. “And that bothers me. And in our major cities, the No. 1 cause of death for young black males is homicide. That to me is a very severe problem,” he said. “So I would like to talk about all of that rather than just one small segment.” ### http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2015/11/21/carson-sanders-take-different-views-justice-issues/76163390/   http://youtu.be/8rOokMPwEYM   CONTACT:Leslie@priestsforlife.org(347) 286-7277  
Last week, Faith Driven Consumer’s #ChristmasBUYcott movement made national headlines as the group encouraged consumers to proactively do business with Dunkin’ Donuts. Now, as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, FDC is rolling out a new mobile app to empower 41 million consumers, with $30 billion to spend, to choose the most faith-compatible brands real-time, on-the-go RALEIGH, NC, November 17, 2015 |Christian News Service | —Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC) representing 41 million spending $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking 2016 Faith Equality Index (FEI), which rates more than 330 major brands on compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers. Last week, the group was profiled in hundreds of media stories covering its national #ChristmasBUYcott campaign, which is channeling $30 billion in FDC consumer spending toward the most faith-compatible brands. Faith Driven Consumer is also playing a leading role in the viral Starbucks #RedCup story, actively encouraging its community to do business with Dunkin’ Donuts (DD)—the brand that released a Christmas “Joy” cup design—affording DD an edge over Starbucks in the marketplace. Today, FDC is rolling out a brand new Mobile App, both on the Apple and Android platforms, to empower the FDC community to #ChristmasBUYcott on-the-go as 41 million people prepare for #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday. The app enables FDCs to search for brands either by category, or by “2016 Best in Class”, the highest-rated brands this Christmas. “Two weeks ago, the Faith Equality Index made its debut, and the reaction has been overwhelming. Faith Driven Consumers are spreading the word—telling others that, as a community, we reward brands that welcome us,” said Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer. “Releasing an App is vital in our mobile society, everyone wants to take this information with them everywhere they go. Our new App also empowers the FDC community with the ability to publicly pronounce their buying activity in real time. Our message to brands is clear, we are here, and we will loudly reward you if you welcome, embrace, and celebrate us.” According to American Insights, 77% of Faith Driven Consumers will switch brands when they discover their current brand is less compatible than a competitive company, and 70% are actively looking for brands that specifically welcome them as Christians. ChristmasBUYcott.com is the national consumer campaign building on the launch of the 2016 Faith Equality Index. The Faith Equality Index rates, on a 100-point scale, how well brands acknowledge Faith Driven Consumers by welcoming, embracing, and celebrating them. The $30 billion Christmas spending figure used is based on a CNBC report. To see a video demo of the FDC App, click here . To access the App, click here for the Apple Store , and here for the Android Store. To see the #ChristmasBUYcott campaign, go to http://christmasbuycott.com. ### About Faith Driven ConsumerFaith Driven Consumer (FDC) is working to achieve marketplace and workplace equality for 41 million consumers who spend two trillion dollars annually. FDC envisions a world where inclusion is extended with parity to people of faith, who have the right to be celebrated as an essential color in the American rainbow of diversity. Contact:                                                        Phone: (919) 645-0771 Email: Press@FaithDrivenConsumer.com
Faith Driven Consumer’s #ChristmasBUYcott scores first victory as Dunkin’ Donuts sends clear “we want your business” message to faith community; yesterday, group called on 41 Million Faith Driven Consumers to BUYcott—proactively spend their $30 Billion Christmas budget with the most faith-compatible brands  Raleigh, NC, November 11, 2015 |Christian News Service| —Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for the launch of its groundbreaking Faith Equality Index (FEI), which rates more than 330 major brands on compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers. Armed with an easy tool for choosing where to shop, the group is now focusing its efforts on mobilizing the FDC community—-a market segment that has $30 billion to spend this Christmas season—in a national #ChristmasBUYcott. 
For consumers unhappy with Starbucks’ removal of Christmas from its cups, actively doing business with more faith-compatible brands is the answer; Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme score higher than Starbucks on 2016 Faith Equality Index RALEIGH, NC, November 10, 2015 | Christian News Service |—Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has recently earned wide recognition for the launch of its groundbreaking Faith Equality Index (FEI), which rates more than 330 major brands for compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers. Armed with an easy tool for choosing where to shop, the group is now focusing its efforts on mobilizing the FDC community—-a market segment that has $30 billion to spend this Christmas season—in a massive #ChristmasBUYcott.  As the controversy over Starbucks continues to make headlines, Faith Driven Consumer founder Chris Stone is forwarding a viable solution: “Starbucks is free to design cups and other materials as they see fit, and each consumer—driven by their values and ideals—will respond based on the relative appeal of these products. For those Faith Driven Consumers and others dissatisfied with Starbucks’ new presentation of Christmas as ‘a blank canvas,’ the #ChristmasBUYcott offers a positive and viable path forward. To date, we have scored Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Krispy Kreme on the Faith Equality Index. The latter two, while not perfect, offer more faith-compatible alternatives. Rather than being frustrated with a company that fails to acknowledge your values, simply choose a brand that better welcomes you as a Faith Driven Consumer.” ChristmasBUYcott.com builds on last week’s launch of the 2016 Faith Equality Index. The Faith Equality Index annually rates, on a 100-point scale, how well brands acknowledge Faith Driven Consumers (FDCs) by welcoming, embracing, and celebrating them. This index is the benchmark tool FDCs use to make consumer choices—through the lens of their biblical worldview. The $30 billion Christmas spending estimate for FDCs is based on a CNBC report, which estimates $765 per person. To see the campaign, go to http://christmasbuycott.com. ### About Faith Driven Consumer Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) is working to achieve marketplace and workplace equality for 41 million consumers who spend two trillion dollars annually. FDC envisions a world where inclusion is extended with parity to people of faith, who have the right to be celebrated as an essential color in the American rainbow of diversity. 
  LONDON, November 9, 2015 |Christian News Service |-- DR JANE HAWKING believes it is possible for a marriage to work between a couple who do not agree about matters of faith, as long as both are 'fairly relaxed' on the subject.  Recalling the early years of her first marriage to Professor Stephen Hawking, Dr Hawking told leading Christian dating website Christian Connection: 'At first we lived in harmony, each respecting the other’s point of view. Because Stephen had been given such a damning diagnosis, I could well understand that he would not be inclined to believe in a loving God, let alone the complex nature of his researches into the origins of the universe. He has to be able to see the proof of everything in mathematical terms.' Faced with the challenges of her husband's illness and disability, Jane Hawking found her faith 'a rock and a blessing.' 'I believed there was help and support for me in all the challenges I faced and that things would resolve themselves eventually,' she said. She admits that the weight of her husband's scientific study put pressure on her, recalling in particular a trip to Israel when Stephen received a prize in the Knesset.  'He seemed delighted to tell the media he was an atheist,' she said. 'I found this very hurtful and disrespectful – in Jerusalem, of all places, the most holy city in the world. I visited the Old City several times and found great inspiration there – but on my own.' Jane is now married to Jonathan, a Christian. 'We think the same way and believe in the same religious principles. We both find much of our religious inspiration in music.'  She does not think it is essential for couples to share the same religious beliefs, however.  'It depends whether the couple argue about faith in advance or if one of them is particularly evangelical, or the other dismissive about faith,' she told Christian Connection. 'If they are both fairly relaxed on the subject then they have a better chance of living together happily.' The Hawkings' three children have had different faith journeys. 'I let the children find out about faith for themselves with a little guidance,' said Jane. 'My eldest son is a churchgoer with his family, the other two recognise that there are deep unanswered questions and will ponder them.' Jackie Elton, founder of Christian Connection, believes one of the biggest issues facing members of her dating website is whether they could or should marry a non Christian.   'It arouses major debate and soul-searching,' said Jackie. 'Our members really desire Christian marriage but it isn't always easy to find a person with shared beliefs unless they are able to meet at Church or on a site like ChristianConnection.com. It is not always easy to be "relaxed" about faith differences in a marriage. It will require deep love, respect and true feeling for the other person's perspective.  'Jane Hawking brings real life experience, insight and balance into this question. The marriage was truly one of both great blessing and hurt. Thousands of less well-known couples with different beliefs have had to face the same issues.' Jane Hawking's story has been told in the award-winning film The Theory of Everything and also in more detail in Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking. ### For more information: Jackie Elton, Christian Connection tel:+44 0777 556 5806, jelton@widernet.co.uk  Notes for editors * Full article: http://blog.christianconnection.com/jane-hawking (Please direct any links to the main site at www.christianconnection.com) ** Christian Connection is an award-winning Christian dating website. Since its launch in 2000, thousands of Christians have found love and marriage through the website. Visit http://www.christianconnection.com *** Jane Hawking's book, Travelling to Infinity is published by Alma Books, www.almabooks.comT: +44 (0)20 8940 6917  
Last week, the Faith Equality Index ranking of 330 major brands earned big headlines, now the group behind the project is launching a major national effort to mobilize Faith Driven Consumers armed with $30 billion in order to determine the big winners this Christmas RALEIGH, NC, November 9, 2015 | Christian News Service | — Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million Christians who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating major brands in the consumer and entertainment spheres, and serving as a megaphone for the community. Last week, the group announced the first annual Faith Equality Index (FEI) which rates more than 330 major brands for compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers. Armed with an easy tool to choose where to shop, the group is now focusing its efforts on mobilizing 41 million Faith Driven Consumers in a massive #ChristmasBUYcott. “Faith Driven Consumers are one of the largest minority market segments in the U.S., and have $30 billion dollars to spend this Christmas. Empowered with the Faith Equality Index, they represent an economic power block significant enough to create big winners in the marketplace,” said Chris Stone, Certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Consumer. “A BUYcott offers our community a positive, proactive way to affect change, and we will absolutely use this opportunity to make progress toward our goal of achieving equality for Faith Driven Consumers.” ChristmasBUYcott.com builds on last week’s launch of the 2016 Faith Equality Index. The Faith Equality Index annually rates, on a 100-point scale, how well brands acknowledge Faith Driven Consumers (FDCs) by welcoming, embracing, and celebrating them. This index is the benchmark tool FDCs use to make consumer choices—through the lens of their biblical worldview. The four steps involved in the national #ChristmasBUYcottCNBC report campaign: STEP 1: PETITION — Sign the petition asking brands to engage FDCs STEP 2: ENGAGE — Contact “Best in Class” brands in a show of support STEP 3: RECRUIT — Recruit family and friends to do the same STEP 4: LEAD — Gain FDC Plus Points and compete in leaderboards                         According to American Insights, 93% of Faith Driven Consumers see value in a resource that allows them to easily identify the faith compatibility of brands, 86% are more likely to do business with a brand that welcomes them and acknowledges their values, 77% would switch to a more compatible brand, and 70% are actively seeking new brands. Faith Equality’s Christmas Season Best in Class: Airline: JetBlue Automotive: Honda Banking: BB&T Beauty: Revlon Beverage: Pepsi Cable/Satellite: Dish Network Computer: Samsung Consumer Goods: Reckitt Benckiser Craft Store: Hobby Lobby Credit Card: MasterCard Department Stores: Dillard’s Electronics Retail: hhgregg Fast Food: Chick-fil-A Food: Tyson Foods Health Insurance: Humana Home Improvement: Menard’s Hotels: Hilton Insurance & Investments: Geico Mail Delivery: USPS Mega Retail: Walmart Office Supply: Office Depot Pharmaceutical: Astra Zeneca Restaurant: Cracker Barrel Retail Pharmacy: Walgreens Travel Booking: Priceline Wireless Carrier: Sprint The $30 billion Christmas spending estimate for Faith Driven Consumers is based on a CNBC report on Christmas spending, which estimates $765 per person to be spent this season. To see the campaign website, go to http://christmasbuycott.com.  ### Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) is working to achieve marketplace and workplace equalityfor 41 million consumers who spend two trillion dollars annually. FDC envisions a world where inclusion is extended with parity to people of faith, who have the right to be celebrated as an essential color in the American rainbow of diversity. Contact:Phone: (919) 645-0771Email: Press@FaithDrivenConsumer.com
ORANGE, CA, November 6, 2015 | Christian News Service |-- A new Christian internet television network is seeking volunteers and other staff members to meet the growing production demands. The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv/) is being met with tremendous success, now being viewed in over 85 countries around the world in only eight months! They have their studio in Orange, California, where they are currently producing over 25 premier programs. Bishop Andrew Bills who founded the network with his wife Ann Marie, stated, “The pace of our growth is completely beyond what we expected! We had no idea we would come this far so fast, which creates a great need for staff members and volunteers.” Anyone interested in working in Christian television, is welcome to contact the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network. Specific areas of need include video editors, camera operators, social media/email marketing, and audio editors. Additional positions are needed too, but these are the most critical at this time. College students seeking intern work for credit are encouraged to apply. Call or write: 1 877-588-1664; email info@hsbn.tv ; HSBN, P. O. Box 6811, Orange, CA 92863 Please include your resume with initial communication. About Assist News Service (ANS):ANS founder, Dan Wooding, has two premier television programs on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network. The first is called “Windows on the World,” which is hosted by Pamela Christian, a well-known author, speaker and media personality, and features Dan bringing the top stories of the week from the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net). The second is “Inside Hollywood with Dan Wooding,” during which Wooding interviews top Christian personalities in Hollywood about their personal testimonies. The show is filmed, edited and produced by video veteran, Tim Hathaway. ** You may republish this or any of our ANS stories with attribution to the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net). ### Contact: Pamela Christian877 588-1664pchristian@hsbn.tv 
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With over 300 major brands scored, the first annual Faith Equality Index — rating compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers — emerges as one of the most comprehensive diversity indexes in the American marketplace; Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, Interstate Batteries,Tyson Foods, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, and Thrivent Financial lead the pack. RALEIGH, NC, November 2, 2015 | Christian News Service | — Faith Driven ConsumerTM— representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating the faith compatibility of major brands both in the consumer and entertainment spheres, as well as serving as a voice for this community. Today, building on more than four years of research and behind-the-scenes work with major brands, Faith Driven Consumer is announcing the first annual Faith Equality Index (FEI). FEI emerges as the only industry benchmark to measure compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers, and the inaugural ratings score Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, Interstate Batteries, Tyson Foods, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, and Thrivent Financial as the 2016 leading companies for faith equality. “In a marketplace that celebrates diversity, the Faith Equality Index focuses major brands on the newest color in their rainbow, Faith Driven Consumers. Like every community, Faith Driven Consumers expect to be welcomed by the companies they do business with and work for. FEI affords the marketplace a transparent tool to measure where brands stand,” said Chris Stone, Certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Consumer. “We congratulate the inaugural leaders and look forward to working with them, and the other rated brands, in the coming months—helping them all progressively improve their scores. We recognize that many brands still have a long way to go in welcoming, embracing, and celebrating Faith Driven Consumers at parity with their other diversity communities, and are diligently working with all brands as they seek to understand and embrace this key constituency.”  The Faith Equality Index annually rates, on a 100-point scale, how well brands acknowledge Faith Driven Consumers (FDCs) by welcoming, embracing, and celebrating them. The FEI is the tool FDCs use to make consumer choices, which are made through the lens of their biblical worldview. According to American Insights, 93% of Faith Driven Consumers see value in a resource that allows them to easily identify the faith compatibility of brands, 86% are more likely to do business with a brand that welcomes them and acknowledges their values, and 70% are actively seeking faith-compatible brands. The FEI establishes the standard by which Corporate America demonstrates its commitment to equality, specifically inclusion of the Faith Driven Consumer market segment.  Leading 2016 Companies  Chick-fil-A: 63  Hobby Lobby: 62  Interstate Batteries: 61  Tyson Foods: 60  Cracker Barrel: 53  Walmart: 51  Thrivent Financial: 50  Faith Driven Consumers (FDCs)—17% of all U.S. adults or 41 million people—are a subset of the larger Christian market. This powerful, rapidly emerging community spends $2 trillion annually and is distinct in the marketplace and culture. FDCs are driven by their biblically based worldview in daily purchasing decisions, including consumer and entertainment choices. View the Faith Equality Index here: http://www.faithdrivenconsumer.com/faith_equality_index_company_reviews ### About Faith Driven Consumer  Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) is working to achieve marketplace and workplace equality for 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. FDC envisions a world where inclusion is extended with parity to people of faith, who have the right to be celebrated as an essential color in the American rainbow of diversity.
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Hope Pregnancy Centers Site Once ‘Place of Death,’ Now ‘Place of Life’ BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 28, 2015 | Christian News Service |  -- As America reels from revelations about Planned Parenthood’s sale of unborn baby parts, and funding for the pro-choice organization is under attack by federal and state governments, the pro-life Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley (www.partnerwithhope.org) has purchased and is repurposing a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic here. Hope Pregnancy Centers is the first known pro-life pregnancy organization in the United States to own a former Planned Parenthood building. Hope Pregnancy’s 6,000-square-foot facility at 4112 E.29th Street in Bryan now serves as its sexually- transmitted infection and disease (STI/STD) testing and treatment site called Testing 4 U, in addition to housing a medical clinic and a global pro-life organization. Many clients -- women and men -- seeking STI/STD testing are students at Texas A&M University and Blinn College, which have a combined estimated enrollment of 75,000 students. Hope Pregnancy Centers also plans to use the new facility to offer post-abortion medical care. “What was once a place of death and grief where an estimated 6,400 abortions were performed has been transformed into a place of life,” said Tracy Frank, Hope Pregnancy Centers’ executive director. “We feel like we have reclaimed and redeemed the ground.” Between both the Bryan and College Station facilities, services provided include peer counseling, parent education, sexual education and counseling, ultrasounds, infant supplies and community referrals. Hope Pregnancy Centers paid fair market value for the former abortion clinic and remodeling at a cost of about $725,000, dedicating it in September. It used creative financing that included private, no-interest loans and a minority share to 40 Days for Life, which began its global ministry at the site. The clinic hopes to be debt free by paying off the remaining $261,000 in loans and remodeling costs as soon as possible. “This entire journey has been one fueled by our desire to provide more free and confidential sexual-health services to this community,” Frank said. “Unlike Planned Parenthood, which receives government funding, faith-based nonprofits can’t thrive without donor support. We are trusting God for yet another miracle.” Pro-life presidential candidates Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee have each shown support for Hope Pregnancy Centers, having appeared at their fundraisers. The Planned Parenthood facility closed after former Texas Governor Rick Perry led the legislature to cut state funding for the organization in 2013. He championed legislation that banned abortions after 20 weeks and held abortion clinics to higher standards. Twenty-eight of 44 abortion clinics in Texas closed. Planned Parenthood put the building on the market in February 2014. Purchasing the vacant Planned Parenthood building just to have it didn’t seem appropriate, but as Hope Pregnancy Centers surveyed the available medical services for the community, it became clear a STI/STD clinic tailored to meet the needs of the student population, along with the rest of the community, was the best use of the space. Purchasing the vacant Planned Parenthood building was daunting to Frank at first, given the sales price. But eventually, she and her Board prayerfully moved forward. Hope Pregnancy Centers is committed to ministering to the whole person, beyond medical and peer- counseling needs. In 2014, of the 1,685 women and men served, 971 clients self-identified as Christian, and 75 made new professions of faith or rededication. All Hope Pregnancy Centers services are free and confidential, with no eligibility requirements. The services are not subsidized by any state or federal dollars, but instead all funding is supplied through donations by individuals, churches and businesses. More information is available at partnerwithhope.org/takebacktheground, where contributions can be made to the ministry.   ### Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley (www.partnerwithhope.org) in Bryan-College Station, Texas, offer free and confidential services to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. To schedule an interview with a Hope Pregnancy Centers spokesperson, contact Marge Densley @ 704-999-4964 or mdensley@inchristcommunications.com.
ELLISVILLE MO, October 9, 2015 | Christian News Service |  — Marshall the Miracle Dog whose life mission is to inspire children to be kind to themselves and others, and to act with courage to stop bullying, was written and directed by the Rev. Jay Kanzler, an assistant at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville, Missouri.  The family film, Marshall’s Miracle, has been released on DVD, PPV, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. In support of the film’s release, writer/director Rev. Kanzler, will be sharing Marshall’s miraculous story, and reinforcing the message of empathy, kindness, forgiveness and courage.  The Rev. Kanzler is encouraging Christians to experience the story, and to use the available written discussion materials for both children and adults to continue the conversation. The film, Marshall’s Miracle, is based upon Marshall’s true story, and shares the adventure of Finn, a 13-year-old boy, who has become the target of bullies at his new school.  Finn is feeling hopeless – that is, until he finds Marshall being caged up by a dog-hoarder. The bond of friendship is immediate. Finn knows he must rescue Marshall, but Marshall has been abused by the other dogs and needs to see the vet right away. The race against the bullies, against the dog hoarder, and against time, is on. In the end, Marshall leads everyone to a place of change, forgiveness, and friendship. The film stars Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Lauren Holly (NCIS, Dumb and Dumber), Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl, Band of Brothers), and award-winning comedian Bill Chott, as well as Lucas Carroll (The Informant). Marshall’s story is nothing short of miraculous. Now, he has a greater purpose to serve following his rescue from an animal hoarder, who kept him with other dogs in deplorable, life-threatening conditions. After being rescued by the Humane Society, Marshall was rushed into surgery, where he actually died three times on the operating table before successfully surviving.  Now, as a three-legged, scar-faced, but loveable dog, Marshall is on a mission.  Marshall carries his life-changing story and message to students, children adults and families across the country.  He has visited over 400 schools (150,000 students) since the launch of his award winning children’s book, “Marshall The Miracle Dog” in 2012.  More information is available at www.MarshalltheMiracleDog.com. Marshall’s message is sustained through the Marshall Mentor Program, an anti-bullying program based on Marshall’s cornerstone messages.  Because real change takes collaboration, Marshall works with many national organizations including the Girl Scouts of America, 4-H, Pet Shelters Across America and PACERs National Bullying Prevention Center.  The same curriculum has also been adopted for use in Sunday schools, VBS, congregational movie nights and confirmation classes. Marshall’s Miracle won the “Audience Choice Award for Best Film” at the St. Louis International Film Festival. During Pre-release, the film was also awarded “Best Family Film” at the Wild Rose Film Festival, and the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Belleville News Democrat hailed it as the “Best Family Film” of 2014.  The Dove Foundation awarded the film "4 out of 5 Doves", and approved it for “all ages".   To view film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyPcmB8y2D4  CLICK HERE: Audio Interview available for download and broadcast For interviews with The Rev. Kanzler or members of the cast, contact:  Rev. Jay KanzlerSt. Martin’s Episcopal Church Ellisville, Missouri314-705-2044jaykanzler@wkllc.com
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:54

How To Counter Atheism

Finally, A Beginner's Guide To Countering Common Arguments For Atheism HOUSTON, TX, October 20, 2015 | Christian News Service| -- Professor Scott M. Sullivan tackles atheism with course on how to answer the most common objections against Christianity. Sullivan knows a good fight when he sees one. An international kickboxing competitor, recipient of U.S. Heavyweight titles in Shootboxing, and black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; now renown Author and distinguished Professor. Sullivan passionately answers the big questions of life regarding the existence of God, the divinity of Jesus and now a new course How to Counter Atheism. Its perfect for all Christians: parents, grandparents, teens, pastors, priests, or anyone else! Sullivan sensed there was a much larger fight than kickboxing that was threatening the world. It’s atheism. That insight led him to create “How To Counter Atheism Course”, the first complete multimedia 60 minute course specifically made to help you cut through all of the clutter and get down to just the essential information you need to intelligently defend the faith today. Atheism is on the rise. We see this has taken place in Europe and it is also true here in the U.S., especially amongst younger people. Professor Scott Sullivan developed a course teaching how to answer the 10 most common objections to Christianity. Imagine what it would be like to defend belief in God in a rational, thoughtful, and well-informed way that gives that belief the respect and admiration that it deserves. Sullivan's goal is revive old arguments for the existence of God and other ideas from classical apologetics, broadcast them, get them into the hands of everyday believers to help them see that the existence of God is something that can be known through human reason, apart from faith. How To Counter Atheism: A Beginners Guide To Answering Common Arguments Against the Existence of God. 1. It Will Help You Help Others A lot of us know people who are influenced by atheistic ideologies and when you are able to show them why atheism is not the “reasonable, rational, scientific worldview” that it’s cracked up to be - that can really help someone. 2. It Will Help You Help Yourself A lot of times believers themselves struggle with doubt over these questions and they often don’t know that there are good answers to them. Made for beginners and easy to follow, The “How To Counter Atheism” course comes with a set of 10 audio lectures and a printable study guide. Ordering information available at: http://www.scottmsullivan.com/how-to-counter-atheism-sale   "Dr. Sullivan is one of the people you really need to start paying attention to... He's coming out with some of the best products on evangelization and learning the Faith that I've ever seen... There is no doubt in my mind, I mean NO DOUBT, that Dr. Sullivan is going to become one of the leading apologists when it comes to really equipping people to defend the faith."                                                                         - Deacon Harold Burke Sivers, Radio Personality and EWTN Series Host About Dr. Scott M. Sullivan Dr. Scott M. Sullivan is a homeschooling father of 8 and holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. He is the author of An Introduction To Traditional Logic, St. Thomas Aquinas and the Principle of Sufficient Reason, (forthcoming) and is currently writing a new book entitled, The Thomistic Teleological Argument.  Dr. Sullivan is also the founder of Classical Theist productions. About Classical Theist The purpose of his company, Classical Theist, is to educate and encourage fellow Christians on their own journey to Christ by making the great intellectual patrimony of the Catholic tradition conveniently accessible through modern media. Often so hidden in dusty out of print books, the goal of Classical Theist is to present the best of that rich intellectual tradition in an engaging and accessible way to the modern world by means of the latest media technology. For speaking and media engagements: speaking@scottmsullivan.com  CLICK HERE: Audio Interview available for download and broadcast   ###
ANTHEM, ARIZ, Oct. 16, 2015 | Christian News Service |— Rusty Humphries, one of the most creative and innovative radio personalities in the United States, has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the USA Radio Networks. Patrick Brown, CEO of Liftable Media Inc., Parent Company to USA Radio Networks, has just announced. “We are excited to welcome one of radio’s favorite personalities to our management team. With Rusty’s vast knowledge of all aspects of media, along with his incredible ear for talent an talk radio, USA Radio Networks will quickly transform into one of the best, and most exciting providers of programming and content in the USA.” said Brown. Humphries’ resume is long, colorful and successful. A 35-year veteran of the radio industry with a background in talk, music, film and comedy programming, Humphries has been a leading force both on-air and in management. “The potential of USA Radio Networks is now unlimited. With the combination of the amazing team we are creating, along with the massive online power of Liftable Media, USA Radio Networks will be the leading provider of independent news and talk programming in the country. I am excited to help create the programming, coach our astounding talent, and work with our incredible news product. People who believe ‘radio is dead’ should watch what we are doing, they will quickly change their minds.” said Humphries. Liftable Media is a top 100 digital Network according to Quantcast.com, reaching around 40 million unique American visitors a month. Founded in September of 2014, by the then 26-year-old Patrick Brown with the social story website Lifitable.com, USA Radio Networks is Liftable Media’s first foray into a non-digital media platform. “By adding together the reach of our different properties we estimate we will reach over 50 million Americans with over 200 million impressions of original content each and every month. The acquisition of USA Radio Networks puts Liftable Media into an elite category of media firms that have a broad cultural impact. We intend to be a force of positive, God-honoring, tradition supporting quality content.” said Brown. USA Radio Network was established in 1985 by the late Marlin Maddoux. Source: Liftable Media   MEDIA CONTACT: Stephanie Weiss623-217-7766stephanie.weiss@liftablemedia.com    ###
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Liftable Media Announces Acquisition of USA Radio Networks ANTHEM, Ariz, Oct. 12, 2015 |Christian News Service| --  Patrick Brown, the CEO of Liftable Media Inc., announced this afternoon the acquisition of USA Radio Networks from Cross Platform Media. “USA Radio Networks has been a category leader in providing independent news to hundreds of radio stations around the country and we intend to take that platform and improve on it,” said Brown.
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 Washington, DC, Oct. 7, 2015 | Christian News Service | – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) presented its 2015 Faith & Freedom Award to Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) on Wednesday, October 7. Senator Blunt, Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, has been a champion for religious freedom in the U.S. and abroad. He has played a lead role in combatting the Obamacare regulation requiring insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, and he has been a vocal advocate of Pastor Saeed Abedini and others who are imprisoned for their Christian faith in Iran and around the world. In fact, Senator Blunt was successful in working with former Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) in navigating a bill to the President’s desk in the last session of Congress authorizing a special envoy at the State Department dedicated to religious freedom in the Middle East and South Asia. Senator Blunt has also been vocal for freedom on-air and online, particularly remaining vigilant against a resurgence of the Fairness Doctrine. Before coming to Congress, Senator Blunt was a history teacher, county official, and later the President of Southwest Baptist University. He is Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and has seats on the Senate Appropriations and Commerce Committees. He is also the Chairman of the Senate Values Action Team. “Senator Blunt is a man of faith and conviction, and America is well-served to have him in key leadership posts in the U.S. Senate,” remarked NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “He is an ally to those who seek to uphold life and liberty here in America and throughout the world,  and we are privileged to honor him with this year’s Faith & Freedom Award.” NRB annually presents the Faith & Freedom Award to a stalwart defender of religious liberty at its Capitol Hill Media Summit, the annual gathering of the NRB President’s Council in Washington, DC. Past recipients include former Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS); former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA); Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL); Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR); Alan Sears, President & CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom; Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA); and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ).   About NRB The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.  About Proclaim Proclaim, the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention, is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor will be a 20,000-square-foot museum presented by Museum of the Bible. Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org. Contact:   Kenneth Chan 703-331-4520 press@nrb.org                                        
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LEXINGTON, KY, Oct 6, 2015 | Christian News Service | – John and Kathy Eytchison authors of Elkan: The Adventure of a Lifetime book announced today that they are working with Christians inside Hollywood to develop and produce Elkan the Movie!  It all starts in a dark basement with a clap of thunder, flashes of lightning, a trembling floor, loud footsteps and a mysterious old book on a cluttered shelf that opens the door to a Biblical adventure like no other! Authors John and Kathy originally wrote Elkan for their two sons Evan and James to get them excited about reading God’s word and to give them a full overview of the Gospel message; why we need a savior and who that savior is. They are excited to announce that they have joined forces with a team of Hollywood professionals to bring this impacting book to theaters through the development of a movie that glorifies God in a manner and quality deserving of Him!  OBB (Oswald Brothers Band), Dove Award Nominee and Billboard chart topper shared, "We are so excited to partner on this awesome project. Some of our fondest memories as children was when our dad would read to us. This story is so exciting and already jumps off the pages. I cannot wait to see it on the big screen."  Matthew Lewis, VP of Homeschool Enrichment magazine exclaims, “Imagine a sweeping look at the history of the world, …told in a gripping novel that turns the whole continuity of Scripture into a breathtaking panorama that your child can actually understand - that's what you'll get in Elkan!”  Elkan is an epic bible adventure, the likes of which the silver screen has never seen. Please join us in prayer and financial support to break through the glass ceiling for faith-based films in Hollywood! With over 400,000 churches in this country and only about 4,000 movie theaters, which do you think is making the greater impact on our culture? Until now…  For more information please visit the Indiegogo Campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/b8fcadef#/story and also follow at https://www.facebook.com/ElkanAdventure  http://www.elkanthebook.com/; http://www.elkanthemovie.com/  If you are interested in securing John & Kathy as a guest, please reach out to the below contact information.  Contact:  Robin Webster, President/CEO The RMB Agency, INC. robin@rmbagency.com  Jennie Searp, VP of Marketing The RMB Agency, INC. jennie@thermbagency.com  ###
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GLobal Summit Addresses Men's Leadership, Fathers, Mentoring and Character   Dallas TX, Oct 6, 2015 | Christian News Service | -- A global male identity crisis is growing due to economic insecurity, marital instability, absentee fathers, negative media images, and a lack of role models. At the “Lions Roar” Global Men’s Summit, November 4-6, 2015, global religious, business and civic leaders will present solutions that address the male identity crisis and raise a new generation of heroes and fathers. “Nature abhors a vacuum, so without clearly defined rules and guidelines for manhood, society fills the void. Gangs, for example, replace what young men need from a father—structure, identity and belonging,” explains Paul Louis Cole, President of Christian Men’s Network (CMN), host of “Lions Roar.” “This is the same reason for the growth of ISIS. Isis is a ‘men’s movement’ based on a lie.”  The annual “Lions Roar” Global Men’s Summit, hosted by CMN, will feature leaders from across the US and many nations—including Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mongolia, Canada, Uganda, Germany—who convene to share leadership strategies and documented success stories that reduce the rate of AIDS, fatherlessness, sex trafficking and the child abuse epidemic. “Decades of male bashing—from negative media and cultural images including feminist Camille Paglia’s ‘men are obsolete’ declaration and The Economist article calling men ‘the weaker sex’—conspiring with skyrocketing rates of fatherlessness create a cultural war on manhood,” Cole states. “It’s difficult for men to know how to act like, think like and be real men. Fathers, heroes, mentors are critical to help men find identity, respect, and courage.”  Research studies show men and boys are in crisis. Men commit 70% of all suicides. Boys are under-achieving in schools and male college enrollment has dropped to 43%. In some graduate schools, men are the new minority. In the recent recession, twice as many men lost jobs as women. This strategic summit of global leaders November 4-6 tackles the worldwide epidemic of male identity, fatherlessness and feminized masculinity, by addressing strategies such as global training, leadership coaching, prison outreach, and mentoring for young men. “Fatherlessness is the leading global indicator of poverty and crime. Child abuse and human trafficking are ‘man’ issues. When we lower the demand, we stop the problems,” states Cole. “You can draw great crowds with great speeches, but you’ll never change a nation until you mentor a man.” The theme for the Lions Roar Global Men’s Summit is “ALLIES!” Meetings will be held Wednesday – Friday, November 4-6, 2015 at Calvary Church, 4401 N. State Hwy 161, Irving TX 75038.  CMN was founded in 1977 by the late Edwin Louis Cole, and is presently led by his son Dr. Paul Louis Cole. CMN created a successful men’s mentoring and discipleship resource that has spread to over 170 nations and has impacted over 20 million men.  ### Information can be obtained at www.LionsRoar2015.com. Media interviews contact Lynn Scarborough, 469 951-7051, Lynn4media@gmail.com
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“I Have a Voice”Bringing Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Survivors Out of the Shadows Dallas/Fort Worth |Christian News Service| — Few problems are so pervasive, yet shrouded in secrecy, as domestic violence and sexual abuse. The statistics are staggering. They are reflected across every demographic. Nearly one in every four women is beaten or raped by a partner during adulthood.One in every four girls and nearly one in every six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18—but until recent years, these widespread problems were rarely made public. This October, in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Shannon Deitz, author, speaker, and founder of Hopeful Hearts Ministry, is inviting abuse survivors to step out of the shadows and bring their stories to light. Through the I Have a Voice project, Dietz encourages survivors of domestic violence to give voice to their past. The I Have a Voice project consists of seven intensely moving interrelated videos, all with a collective purpose to help survivors recognize the abuse they have suffered and expose the truth; understand that they are not alone and that the abuse does not define them; and overcome being a victim and realize the full potential of their lives. True-life scenarios shared in the videos include stories of rape, incest, sexual abuse by clergy, domestic violence, and severe neglect. Each emotionally-charged testimony in the series clearly speaks of the courageous journey back to wholeness as well as the devastating effects of the abuse—particularly when that abuse occurred at the hands of a family member. “Being abused by a stranger is bad enough, but being hurt by someone who claims to love you or who is obligated to take care of you is worse,” explains Deitz. “It’s one of the main factors that keeps victims imprisoned in shame and secrecy.” In one of the first videos, Deitz relives the heartrending memories and feelings related to the abuse she endured by her own grandfather. By allowing herself to be vulnerable and honest during the filming, she believes that others may be stirred to open up about their own “secret” and move past feelings of victimization to focus on the things gained through the adversity. “Abuse changes things forever, but healing is possible if the choice is made to overcome the victim mentality and work hard to become a survivor,” Deitz stresses. The videos also raise public awareness by demonstrating both the prevalence and the insidious nature of abuse. “Most people don’t realize that domestic violence rarely begins with actual violence. More often, it starts with emotional and verbal abuse, which erodes self-confidence and self-worth and causes the victims to question their instincts,” Dietz says. “The weaker the victim, the more dominant the abuser becomes. Ultimately, this dominance turns to violence when the victim begins to show signs of strength and defiance. This is why the highest rate of domestic violence fatalities occur when the victim has left the abuser.” Hopeful Hearts Ministry has heard from survivors in Africa, Poland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and across the US. Each video gives a survivor the opportunity to speak about their story in their truth, discarding the shame that they have carried but was never really theirs. Viewers recognize their own story in the voice of other survivors, and the videos are encouraging them to speak out about the abuses they've suffered and to seek help if needed. “I simply want to say thank you for sharing your story…through the HHM website, Exposed, other resources shared, and your powerful I Have a Voice video, you have given fresh insight to my own dimly lit and locked up places of shame and victimization,” says Lauren, a 24-year-old abuse survivor. “Your I Have a Voice video is definitely the most eye-opening [resource] I have seen. I identified with the raw emotion of it.” The Hopeful Hearts Ministry website guides viewers to a variety of resources designed to help them move forward in their journey of survival, including classes in stretching and relaxation that help abuse survivors manage the stress and paralyzing fear that can be triggered unexpectedly—even years after the abuse has ended. "I've attended the healing stretch classes since mid-September 2014, and I am so thankful. Each time I have had a very positive experience,” says Jennifer, age 42. “The very first class I attended was the day after I was released from the hospital. I had been in a crisis, feeling suicidal, and needed close monitoring during that time. I was terrified to go to a new place, and I was filled with self-hatred. Through stretch and breathing techniques, I experienced a bodily connection to my feelings. I had been separated from my feelings for so long that it was overwhelming to reconnect in such a positive way.” For those who want to help a friend or family member who is living in an abusive situation, Dietz offers this insight: “Remember the dignity and worth of the victim has been worn thin, which is what causes them to stay. Do not add to the abuse by belittling or degrading them because they are unable to see the situation as clearly as you can on the outside.” Deitz is the award-winning author of Exposed: Inexcusable Me, Irreplaceable Him. She was also recently listed as one of the best authors in Houston by CBS Houston Radio. For more information about Shannon Deitz and Hopeful Hearts Ministry, please visit www.HopefulHeartsMinistry.comShannon Deitz is available for interviews. Note to talk show hosts, bookers and producers: Audio interview with Shannon Deitz available for download and broadcast. Media Contact:Barnabas AgencyDiane Morrow 800-927-1517 Diane@BarnabasAgency.com
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Clarence NY, Oct 6, 2015 | Christian News Service | --In the wake of several brutal terror attacks around the Temple Mount over the weekend, hundreds gathered Sunday in the historic Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem to pray. These were joined by millions of Christians united globally for The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ) (www.daytopray.com). Over 1400 global Christian leaders endorse this growing prayer movement calling believers to intercede for the city God calls His own and to invoke God’s blessing, purposes, and provision upon all of Jerusalem’s people. Hispanic evangelical leader the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, oversees more than 500,000 Latino churches globally that participate each year. Dr. Jeff Farmer, President of Pentecostal/Charismatic Church of North America (PCCNA) – which represents over 480,000 churches and nearly 90 million followers of Christ worldwide – has also recently endorsed the DPPJ. From over 175 nations, believers gathered to pray in their churches and homes from cities to rural villages, from huts to mansions, and from cathedrals to underground churches in China and seven Muslim countries. They also joined in intercession via the prayer app “Instapray” and on a global 24 Hour Prayer Conference Call. Broadcast by GOD TV to 500 million viewers in nearly 200 nations, people were also able to participate in the special Jerusalem DPPJ Celebration - hosted by Eagles’Wings Founder / Executive Director Rev. Robert Stearns - at Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem. Christ Church is the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East. Host Pastor Rev. David Pileggi opened the service in prayer and shared that “the very motto of Christ Church since 1830 has been: ‘Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.’ ” Some of the speakers included: Anne Ayalon, President of The Galilean Project & Christian Friends of Magen David Adom Israel (and the wife of Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, Daniel Ayalon); Ken Howard of Christian Friends of Israel; Rev. Petra Heldt, of The Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity; Rick Ridings, Founder of Succat Hallel, 24/7 House of Prayer; Peter Tsukahira, Director of Or HaCarmel Ministry Center, and keynote speaker Canon Andrew White – popularly known as the "Vicar of Baghdad". Normally the guest speakers also include many Jewish religious and governmental leaders as well but this year, the first Sunday of October coincided with the holiday of Simchat Torah, which limited Jewish participation. This multi-national, multi-denominational global prayer movement was started in 2002 and is co-chaired by Evangelical Christian leaders Rev. Robert Stearns, Dr. Jack W. Hayford, and Dr. Paul Cedar. With more than 40 nations represented in the sanctuary and almost 200 nations watching the broadcast, Rev. Stearns issued a strong challenge to the nations: “Don’t ask God to bless your city unless you bless His city – Jerusalem. Don’t ask God to bless your family unless you bless His family – the Jewish people.  He also added, “God has a blessing for both the sons of Isaac and the sons of Ishmael.” “The Vicar of Baghdad”, Canon Andrew White, who was educated in Jerusalem at both Hebrew University and a Jewish Yeshiva, shared a story from his present work as President of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, which led him recently to gather key Rabbis and several Islamic Ayatollahs. After 3 challenging days together, the Rabbis said to the Ayatollahs: “We have heard your story and now we love you.” The Ayatollahs responded to the Rabbis: “We hated you, but we have looked into your eyes; once you were our enemies but now you are our friends.” White said: “God is at work amongst us. What we know is that the Lord is here. Ultimately, we will see the power of God come forth from Israel to the nations.” The Jerusalem DPPJ celebration was saturated in prayer for God’s city and people. “We pray that as Christian brothers and sisters we no longer can be silent among the nations…bind us together with our Jewish brothers and sisters, for together we are the family of the One True God.” prayed Ken Howard of Christian Friends of Israel. Rev. Dr. Heldt prayed for the five orphans who had just lost their parents on Shabbat of Sukkot in a brutal terror attack, lamenting that a high time of praise became a high time of sorrow. “Lord, we beseech you to take the place of the children’s parents who were murdered by the hatred of men. We pray for the nations who are full of hatred against Jerusalem; please make their hearts as tender as the heart of Abraham who served you with all his soul.”  As one of the few Asian Christian leaders in Israel, Peter Tsukahira prayed that God would plant a seed in the hearts of Christians from all of the Asian nations and the Far East, and raise up millions from those lands to “stand as watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem.” And as Jesus taught His disciples, Rick Ridings led those gathered in praying a blessing even over those who would perpetrate violence and terror against the Jewish and Christian communities in the Middle East. Throughout the 24 hours of October 4th, over 500 believers from around the world also prayed together through the 24-Hour DPPJ Prayer Conference Call hosted by www.greatercalling.org. Callers representing many states in the U.S. were joined by believers from the nations, praying a total of 17,472 combined minutes of prayer, which is the equivalent to one person praying for the peace of Jerusalem non-stop for more than 12 days. Social media was also a key part of October 4th with global believers joining one another in prayer for the peace of Jerusalem through the world’s leading prayer app, Instapray. As soon as one person would release their written prayer for Jerusalem, a multitude of others from the US and places like India, France, Australia, Brazil, Mozambique, South Korea, Nepal, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and…
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Nashville, TN, Sept. 29, 2015 |Christian News Service| – Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, is scheduled to speak at the Closing Gala Dinner on February 26, 2016, at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville, TN. “NRB has long called for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence because the Iranian regime finds his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to be offensive,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We are so glad to have Mrs. Abedini join us at Proclaim 16 and look forward to helping her amplify the call for his release.” Naghmeh met Pastor Saeed on a trip to Tehran in 2002. They were married in 2004 and have two young children, nine-year-old Rebekka and seven-year-old Jacob. Since Pastor Saeed’s arrest in the summer of 2012, Naghmeh has continued to gather support for her husband by speaking before churches, the news media, the U.S. Congress, national parliaments, and the United Nations. Her tireless efforts have led to international publicity on Pastor Saeed’s case, involvement by national and international legislators, and a widespread prayer movement in the Christian community. About NRB The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.  About Proclaim
Proclaim, the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention, is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track.
For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org. Contact: Kenneth Chan703-331-4520press@nrb.org
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Aldelano Corp unveils breakthrough technology Life Sustaining Solutions When:  October 5, 2015              11:00 AM-12:00 PMWhere: Alhatti Christian Resort              & Retreat Center              Located in the              mountains above              Palm Springs              23551 Hwy 243              Idyllwild, CA  92549Invited: Media               Local missions pastors,               humanitarian and               non-profit agenciesShowcasing the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™, a leading-edge technology for humanitarian causes that is:    •    Industrial-grade    •    Portable    •    Solar powered    •    Cold storage mini-warehouse The Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ provides:    •    Refrigeration and freezing capacity,    •    Water and ice production    •    Completely renewable auxiliary power source.  Ontario, CA, Sept. 28, 2015 | Christian News Service | -- Great leaders share several important qualities. They have a vision. When confronting a problem, they look beyond the surface to discover the root cause. Then, they do what is necessary to solve it. The truly great ones are not content to win alone. They reach down and bring others up.At the yearly leadership conference, Gathering of Eagles, Al and Hattie Hollingsworth, successful business entrepreneurs and owners of the Aldelano Corporation, will introduce Life Sustaining Solutions, an event showcasing leading-edge technology for humanitarian causes. Local missions pastors and media will also be invited to attend. The session will take place on October 5 from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and will feature the rollout of the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™, an industrial-grade, portable, solar-powered cold storage mini-warehouse that provides not only refrigeration and freezing capacity, but also water and ice production along with a completely renewable auxiliary power source. In business and in ministry, Al and Hattie Hollingsworth have been solving problems, leading by example, and training the next generation for decades. Vertical Leap a monthly adult leadership training culminates in several intensive days of vision casting, motivation, and fellowship.  This year, the Gathering of Eagles (Vertical Leap Phase II) will take place on October 5-8, 2015 at the beautiful Alhatti Christian Resort & Retreat Center in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif. The retreat will host pastors, ministry and non-profit leaders, business professionals, and community members from across the U.S. as well as Jamaica, the Philippines, Ghana, Ukraine, Indonesia, Italy, and Belgium.Founded in 1968 by Al Hollingsworth, Aldelano Corporation is a national leader in customized assembly packaging and warehouse services and is one of the nation's leading contract packaging companies with operations nationwide. The Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ is the company’s answer to the twin problems of world hunger and extensive water and food waste.Experts estimate that 40% of the developing world’s food supply is wasted, much of it because cold storage is not available. “On a national and a local scale, what separates the ‘haves’ from the ‘have nots’ is often their access to dependable infrastructure—electricity, clean water, refrigeration. The Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ was created as an alternative to this missing or unreliable infrastructure that cripples communities in the developing world,” Hollingsworth says.Hunger is just one of many problems linked to failed infrastructure. Worldwide, water-related diseases claim the lives of one out of every five children under age the age of five. The optional Aldelano Solar WaterMaker™ generaOntario, CA, Sept. 28, 2015 | Christian News Service | -- Great leaders share several important qualities. They have a vision. When confronting a problem, they look beyond the surface to discover the root cause. Then, they do what is necessary to solve it. The truly great ones are not content to win alone. They reach down and bring others up.During the Life Sustaining Solutions event, attendees will experience the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ firsthand. They will have opportunities to walk inside the box, drink water produced by the Aldelano Solar WaterMaker™, and sample refrigerated/frozen foods freshly preserved inside the box. Hollingsworth and other key Aldelano representatives will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the many applications of this new technology for ministry and humanitarian purposes. Interested parties can place their orders for an Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ during the event.“We believe the Body of Christ must be equipped and empowered as leaders,” Hollingsworth says. “Now is the time for people of faith to act. We hear the cries of hungry, sick, and desperate people, and we rise up to become part of the solution.”             CLICK HERE: Audio Interview available for download and broadcast   Media ContactDiane MorrowVice President of Public Relations800.927.1517P O Box 3113Corsicana, TX   75151-3113www.BaranabasAgency.com    
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 17:45

Sharing the Gospel in a single moment

Global charity CV is calling on Christians all over the world to stand together this month to share the Gospel in a single moment on social media. The UK based charity is behind the popular sharing app, yesHEis, and has created the #goeverywhere campaign with the aim of sharing the Gospel with more than 500,000 people across 17 countries this September. The #goeverywhere movement will utilise online technology known as a Thunderclap to present the Gospel to as many people around the world as possible on September 30 at 7.30pm. “A Thunderclap is a piece of online software that shares a specific message on your chosen social media feed on a designated day and time. A ‘blast’ occurs when many people sign up to share and the internet is flooded with the same message.” Said Nathan Spicer, Global Manager of yesHEis. Christians who sign up to the #goeverywhere movement will automatically share the campaign video, ‘Why I believe’, on their Facebook or Twitter at the time of the Thunderclap. Those who watch the video and have questions about God and faith, or who want to make a decision to follow Christ, can write to yesHEis via the response system. Teams in 17 countries will be ready to follow up responses with answers as well as help connect people to local churches close to them. “Imagine what would happen if Christians all over the world stood together in a single moment in time to declare their faith,” said Mr Spicer. “Not only would it be very hard to ignore but it would send a powerful good news message to the rest of the world.” While the #goeverywhere campaign has a projected social reach of over 500,000 and aims to introduce hundreds of thousands of people to Jesus, the movement also encourages Christians to be more active in sharing their faith. yesHEis hopes to see more than 100,000 Christians sign up to the Thunderclap throughout September. “In Mark 16:15 Jesus said ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation’, ” said Mr Spicer. “He commanded us to ‘go’, and this is what #goeverywhere 2015 is all about”. “As followers of Jesus we have no alternative but to share the Gospel by all means possible; evangelism isn’t optional,” said Lord Edmiston, Founder of CV (formerly Christian Vision). Christians can join the #goeverywhere movement by visiting http://usa.goeverywhere.global/ today and signing up for the Thunderclap. The campaign will operate in more than 14 languages across 6 continents and yesHEis is encouraging churches and Christian leaders to also get behind the campaign. More information about yesHEis yesHEis is a free tool to help Christians share Jesus online by connecting the best, most ‘sharable’ content with an engaging presentation of the Gospel, providing an opportunity for the viewer to become a follower of Jesus. yesHEis makes it easy for Christians to begin conversations and discussions about their faith through videos and other content ranging from light, introductory topics to deep theological issues. To-date, the platform’s use has resulted in more than 325,000 people sharing their faith online, 12 million views and 33,000 responses. More information about CV Since its founding in the U.K. 26 years ago, CV has grown to include teams in 22 countries around the world. CV’s various projects (one of which is yesHEis) are part of the charity’s vision to “Touch-a-Billion” through using the most effective media platforms to introduce individuals to Jesus in the world’s major languages. The #goeverywhere global campaign goals are a continuation of CV’s vision to reach 1 billion people around the world with a clear presentation of the Gospel message and an opportunity to make a decision for Christ. Through CV’s “Touch-a-Billion” and “Impact-a-Nation” strategies, the charity is now well on the way to seeing this vision become reality.
To find out more about the #goeverywhere campaign please visit http://usa.goeverywhere.global/ To find out more about yesHEis and CV please visit http://cvglobal.co/
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Clarence, NY, Sept. 18, 2015 |Christian News Service| --The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem welcomes Dr. Jeff Farmer, President of Pentecostal/Charismatic Church of North America (PCCNA) as a partnering leader in the annual global prayer movement for Jerusalem, it was announced today. PCCNA represents over 480,000 churches and nearly 90 million followers of Christ worldwide. Dr. Farmer has officially endorsed the international prayer initiative for Jerusalem, and has committed to mobilizing membership churches to join millions of Christians in prayer on October 4th. Rev. Farmer stated: “Praying for the peace of Jerusalem should be among our highest priorities in this life of knowing, loving and serving Christ.  Oh Father, inflame our hearts with fervent, unceasing prayer for the peace of Jerusalem. Amen!” Dr. Robert Stearns, co-founder of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, remarked, “We are deeply honored to have Dr. Jeff Farmer join us in praying for Jerusalem on October 4th.  As the first President of PCCNA, Farmer has served as chairman for the past five years.  President Farmer said, “This action is a strategic stepping stone to PCCNA’s future and comes in the wake of five years of sustained membership growth.”  PCCNA remains committed to bringing down walls that have separated different races and provides a framework for fellowship, dialogue, and cooperation between the various Pentecostal and Charismatic denominations, churches, and ministries in North America. Dr. Farmer joins 1300 other Christian Endorsers who represent all different cultures, and denominations -like Paul Cedar, Ron Luce, Kay Arthur, Jane Hansen, T. D. Jakes, & Ravi Zacharias.  Their united call is for all believers to fulfill The Lord’s mandate in Psalm 122:6, to pray for God’s peace, blessing, and love to Jews, Arabs and Christians alike in God’s Holy City – Jerusalem. Co-founded by Dr. Robert Stearns and Dr. Jack Hayford, the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem- the first Sunday of every October - is one of the largest Israel-focused prayer events in history, with churches participating last year from over 175 nations, including those “underground ”in seven Muslim nations. An offering is also collected to help all in need – both Jew and  Arab. Churches can download FREE Resources and register to participate on October 4that www.daytopray.com . For Information, ContactStephen Jenks - Operations Manager                                                          EAGLES’ WINGS MINISTRIES716- 759 – 1058stephenjenks@eagleswings.to
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:58

Winning The War On MANHOOD

Winning The War On MANHOOD Christian Men’s Network Challenges Men To Be Strong Leaders, Great Fathers, and Courageous Mentors                                      Irving, TX, Sept. 16, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Today’s culture has declared a War on Manhood. Through television shows and music that dumb down men, minimize fathers, or characterize men as lustful users of other people, and government regulations and court decisions that attack the biblical meaning of marriage, the value of true manhood is under attack. At Lions Roar 2015, November 4-6 in Dallas Texas, Christian Men’s Network is calling for ALLIES who will stand up and declare the true definition of a man—that Manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:   Carissa Bratschun, Public Relations Specialist 918.495.7337   Cbratschun@oru.edu     Celebrating Its 50th Year, ORU Continues to Grow  ORU President William M. Wilson Announces Seventh Consecutive Year of Enrollment Growth   TULSA, Okla., Sept. 15, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Oral Roberts University President William M. Wilson announced the university’s seventh consecutive year of enrollment growth for the 2015-2016 academic year for the globally-focused, Tulsa-based institution. This announcement comes as the university is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary during a Global Celebration Week, October 19-24. Total enrollment is 3,611, an increase of 130 students from last year. These students embody a diverse population, representing 50 states and 85 nations around the globe.  “Oral Roberts University is in a strong position to dream again,” said ORU President William M. Wilson. “Seven years of continuous enrollment growth speaks to the excellent education and sense of community offered by the university. We will continue to focus on expanding ORU’s global presence, allowing students from around the globe to access our unique, Whole Person Education.” This academic year ORU is welcoming its 51st freshman class. In addition to record breaking enrollment numbers, freshman retention remained strong at over 80 percent for the sixth straight year. Over the last seven years, ORU has witnessed more than $100 million in campus improvements and renovations, an operating budget in the black and the elimination of all indebtedness. Additionally, Wilson announced a 50th anniversary campaign that is slated to raise $50 million for the globalization of Whole Person Education, enhancements to the physical campus, Quest Whole Person Scholarships and a strengthened university endowment. As a part of the 50th anniversary campaign, the university began construction on a new Global Learning Center, which will offer the latest in educational technology and pave the way for satellite learning centers around the globe. ORU will also build its first-ever track and field facility and replace the existing tennis courts with a Tennis Complex that features state-of-the-art surfaces, fences and lighting. “This is an exciting time in the history of ORU,” Wilson noted. “God has used this university to change lives around the globe these past 50 years and we look forward to seeing what He has in store for the next 50.” For more information about ORU’s 50th anniversary campaign, visit www.oru.edu/50. About Oral Roberts UniversityOral Roberts University is a world-renowned Christian university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963, ORU serves students from 50 states and 85 countries, representing over 40 denominations. ORU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s programs and two doctoral degrees, plus NCAA Division I athletics. For more information about ORU, visit www.oru.edu.        Source: Oral Roberts University
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Media Contact:Simon Amadeus Pillario+447881656313 (United Kingdom)wordforwordbiblecomic@gmail.com Could a graphic novel be the key to engaging young adults with God's Word? September 14, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- A fresh new way to present the Bible is in development with the potential to impact millions of adults and young people inside and outside of the Church with God's word. The Word for Word Bible Comic is a historically accurate, unabridged and untamed graphic novel of the Bible and is now looking for your support with Kickstarter crowdfunding.     With so many teenagers and students leaving the church today, this work aims to bridge the gulf between kids' Bible stories and the actual text of the Bible. The illustration and graphic novel format make the text exciting and easy to read, without dumbing down or abridging it for children.   This work is visually stimulating without sacrificing the authority and inerrancy of the Biblical text. It has the potential to reach a generation of unbelievers that many of today's pastors struggle to engage.- ChristianBookNotes.com This project makes these epic, timeless stories accessible for men and women from ages fifteen upwards, some of whom may never chose to pick up a Bible.    In addition, it will be in-depth enough to act like an illustrated Study Bible for mature Christians helping readers visualize the setting with accurate depictions of the material culture, landscapes and technologies of the period. One might argue that the Word for Word Bible Comic is actually a more authentic presentation of the Bible than our bare printed texts, which invite us to fill a visual vacuum by supplying pictures in our own imagination of people and events.- Rev.Dr Christopher. R. Smith: Author of "Understanding the Books of the Bible" Study Guides from IVP Utilizing the gutter spaces between the panels to hold words that are not needed for comic (like "he said"), the work allows the same pace and excitement as a normal comic but gives the confidence that it is not an edited presentation. Also, as the images are in-line with the unabridged scripture the graphic novels can easily be produced in any of the 531 languages that the Bible is currently available in without needing to redraw or rearrange them, so it could have a global impact. It has gained some significant endorsements in the past year like the one below, The Word for Word Bible Comic is immediately arresting and I cannot help being impressed by the thoroughgoing commitment to research and the Biblical text in order to make it as accurate as possible.- Terry Virgo: Founder of Newfrontiers, (a family of Word and Spirit churches with churches in over 70 nations). The UK based creator of the project, Simon Amadeus Pillario, has a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign running to create the second book of the series (dykd1hua). Visit the page and financially back the project to become a part of this initiative and gain unique rewards: from a limited edition pre-release of the first book (Judges), rights to use the visual art for sermon illustrations, or even having one of the characters drawn in your likeness in the Bible Comic.     Check out the video and campaign page here (ends September 27, 2015 21:00 GMT)     https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/word4wordbiblecomic/the-word-for-word-bible-comic-book-2-dykd1hua-graphi Video link:   Website: www.wordforwordbiblecomic.com For more information about Word for Word Bible Comic go to Wordforwordbiblecomic.com. Simon Amadeus Pillario is available for interviews by calling +447881656313 (United Kingdom) or email wordforwordbiblecomic@gmail.com Source: Simon Amadeus Pillar

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Noah Code Author Mark Rose Guest on Trinity Broadcast Network Corvallis, OR -- Sept. 2, 2015 |CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE | -- Mark Rose, founder of the Genesis Alive Project and author of THE NOAH CODE: CATACLYSM REVISITED, will be a guest on the Trinity Broadcasting Network's Praise the Lord program Thursday, September 3, 2015. Rose, who has worked in the mining industry for over thirty years, was miraculously  saved as a young pilot flying in the Alaskan Arctic. He will discuss highlights from his new book that gives an overview of the origins and the flood of Noah as it relates to current events. Host Pastor Phil Munsey, director of the Champion's Network, a national network of churches and leaders founded by Pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston, will conduct the interview. His latest work "Last of the Long Hunters" will be introduced for the first time, where he shares his life growing up in Alaska and his encounter with God and salvation experience in the Great Land. When: Sept. 3, 2015Time: 7:00 PM Pacific TimeStation/Network: TBN Schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about Genesis Alive or resources on creationism go to GenesisAlive.com. Mark Rose is available for interviews by calling 316.644.6185 or email Source: Mark Rose Media Contact: Russ Jones 316.644.6195 russ@ChristianNewsService.com        
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For more information:Mendy Nestor724-733-1200 x22mendy@infinityconcepts.net Infinity Concepts Named Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Pittsburgh Export, Pa., August 25, 2015 |Christian News Service| — Infinity Concepts has been named as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Pittsburgh region by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Infinity Concepts is a faith-based advertising agency located just east of Pittsburgh specializing in direct response marketing.
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Media Contact: Robert or Kay Camenisch kay@camenisch.net 606-365-1219 www.GreatExchangeBook.com     The Great Exchange: Bound by Blood  Understanding the ancient ritual of making a blood covenant     Stanford, Kentucky |Christian News Service| August 18, 2015 -- A recent Pew Research Center survey indicates a disturbing decrease in Christianity in America, with 8% fewer adults claiming to be Christians from 2007 to 2014. The greatest decline is in the younger generations. Thirty-four percent of 18-to-26-year-olds are now unaffiliated, compared to 25% in 2007. Researchers believe that the decline in Christian America will not only continue, but will escalate. If America is to remain a Christian nation, it is time for the church to take action. The need is urgent. It is time to strengthen believers to stand against culture's pressure.
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Kendrick brothers’ ‘War Room’ to spotlight power of prayer By Michael Foust CHARLOTTE, N.C. |Christian News Service| -- Don’t tell brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick that a movie about prayer isn’t Hollywood material. After all, they rarely follow traditional movie-making protocol, and fans just keep flocking to theaters. The makers of “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof” and “Courageous” have completed their next film, “War Room,” which spotlights prayer, its power and purpose. Specifically, the movie tells the story of a prayer warrior grandmother (played by Karen Abercrombie) who mentors a young mom (Priscilla Shirer) facing a troubled relationship with her husband (T.C. Stallings).
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Media Contact: Jacqueline Malone publicrelations@godsamazinggifts.com708-628-8424   God's Amazing Gift Enterprises, LLC Announces  New Online Division         Christian News Service, August 18, 2015 -- God's Amazing Gift Enterprises, LLC announces its first new and exciting online division called, God's Amazing Gifts with the slogan, Beyond Inspired.  This division, launched in August of 2015, is a 100% Christian owned and operated entity selling faith lifestyle apparel and family focused gifts.  Jacqueline Malone, Founder, spoke on customer expectations stating, "When shopping online at godsamazinggifts.com, customers can expect to find products that will exceed their Christian family shopping needs."  This is true to point as the new store offers family apparel, footwear, head wear, accessories, pet wear, toys, jewelry, and home and office décor.  On a budget? No worries! God's Amazing Gifts offers a price range and discount savings that will satisfy any minimalists.  This grand store covers the overindulgent as well, by offering a vast array of upscale stylish quality products and options.  No matter what your shopping preference, God's Amazing Gifts' product line will not disappoint!
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MEDIA CONTACT                  A. Larry Ross CommunicationsHeidi McDow           972.267.1111Heidi@alarryross.com   “CAPTIVE” Social Media Campaign Asks “What Held You Captive?” Fans Join #FollowYourPurpose in Anticipation of New Film Releasing September 18 HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 6, 2015 |Christian News Service|– An immersive social media and online campaign for “CAPTIVE,” a new film from Paramount Pictures based on the true-to-life story of a young, single mother held hostage by a runaway fugitive, is asking fans to answer the simple question “What held you captive?” using #FollowYourPurpose.
Media Contact: Stefanie RosenblumSenior Publicist, Sentinel/Penguin Random Housesrosenblum@penguinrandomhouse.com (212) 366-2430     THE BRIDGE BUILDER The Life and Continuing Legacy of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein By Zev Chafets Christian News Service, August 4, 2015 -- It’s not shocking that there is an Orthodox Rabbi from Chicago raising millions of dollars for Jewish philanthropy. It is astonishing that these donations come from evangelical Christians despite hundreds of years of discord and animosity between the two groups. What force could be behind this seemingly insurmountable feat? The answer is Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. THE BRIDGE BUILDER: The Life and Continuing Legacy of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein by journalist, Zev Chafets (Sentinel; August 11) highlights the Rabbi’s unconventional, and sometimes controversial, approach to changing conventional wisdom of what Christians and Jews can accomplish together. Along with his organization, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), which today is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the world, Rabbi Eckstein is on a mission to forge a partnership between these two groups and build broad support for the State of Israel.
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For Interviews:Contact: Karen Jones, PublicistPhone: 404-483-8226Email: karenijones27@gmail.com From Defendant to Defender – Attorney Attributes Faith in Inspirational Memoir “The American Dream: HisStory in the Making” Atlanta, GA, August, 4, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- David Lee Windecher’s parents moved his family from Argentina to Miami for a better life - for a shot at the American dream, but it wasn’t long before the nefarious activities of America’s toughest neighborhoods seduced this impressionable and confused boy.
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Media Contact: Joanne Von Zwehl 516.659.9463joannevonzwehl@gmail.com An angel appeared to three little girls at Rosa Mystica House of Prayer in Edmeston, New York EDMESTON, New York, JULY 29, 2015 (Christian News Service) -- A real life video documentary of a conversion to the Catholic faith after three children at the Rosa Mystica Shrine were visited by an angel is touching the hearts of Catholics and Christians alike around the world. Entitled "First Hand Encounter Through the Eyes of a Child," the video is narrated by Char Vance of FocusTV www.getfocus.tv. 
  Diane MorrowDiane@BarnabasAgency.com800.927.1517           New Initiative Connects with a Hurting Generation Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX |Christian News Service| — Anyone who has lived through adolescence can testify that it is a difficult time. As they navigate the waters of our post-Christian society, today’s young people suffer from unprecedented levels of depression, anxiety, pressure, loneliness, and desperation for approval. For many, one nagging question motivates every social media post, short-sighted decision, and attempt to self-harm: Does anyone really care about me?
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 08:01

Redemption Starts Now

  Media ContactDiane Morrow  800.927.1517  diane@barnabasagency.com     Finding Your Place in God’s Movement to Radically Transform a Broken World   Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas—A single Texas mother must choose between paying the rent or buying groceries for her family. Children in an African village go barefoot because their families cannot afford shoes. A young Guatemalan girl is sold into slavery in the sex trade. How does God respond to this brokenness? And what does all of this have to do with the average American Christian?

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Media Contact:  Diane Morrow 800.927.1517 diane@barnabasagency.com     Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is Optional The Zero Victim Mentality Offers Hope and Healing   Dallas/Ft.Worth Texas, July 7, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- We are all destined to confront pain in our lives. Some of us experience unspeakable tragedy, while others are subject to ridicule, discrimination, mockery, or even violence. At times, the ones we love the most treat us with scorn and disrespect. But have you noticed how some people rise above their victimization while others sink into mental and spiritual defeat? Despite their similarity, some people thrive while others wither away. 

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U.S. Christians Continue to Speak Out on Iran Nuclear Negotiations   Media Contact: Pete TaylorUS Project Manager International Christian Embassy 615.895.9830pete.taylor@icejusa.org MURFREESBORO, Tenn, July 3, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- On Tuesday, June 30th, the U.S. Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) delivered to Washington D.C. a second wave of signatures on a petition signed by more than 50,000 individuals concerned about the current negotiations regarding Iran's nuclear program. The petition was sent to President Barack Obama at the White House along with the top Congressional leadership. 

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Media Contact: Pete TaylorUS Project Manager International Christian Embassey 615.895.9830pete.taylor@icejusa.org   U.S. Christians Continue to Speak Out on Iran Nuclear Negotiations MURFREESBORO, Tenn, July 3, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- On Tuesday, June 30th, the U.S. Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) delivered to Washington D.C. a second wave of signatures on a petition signed by more than 50,000 individuals concerned about the current negotiations regarding Iran's nuclear program. The petition was sent to President Barack Obama at the White House along with the top Congressional leadership. 
Drake Kennedy's New Release, 'Only You,' Cuts Through the Noise to Prevent People From Living An Unrealized Life Media Contact: Lori Kennedylori@lorikennedy.com678.7256362   ATLANTA, Georgia, June 30, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Christian recording artist Drake Kennedy appreciates that the world is filled with different voices, like a constant electric din, all pushing you to be someone you are not and will never be. He isn’t afraid to approach the noise head-on and explain that people need to “stop” and remember they deserve better than the sinking weight of someone else’s hopes and dreams.
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Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:53

New Book on Decision Making Released

Media Contact:Neil Eskelin    Author:  John V. Morgan  904.887.4307    New Book on Decision Making Released  CHARLOTTE, NC, June 29, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- With a unique perspective on decision making, author John V. Morgan has releaseda new book, Standing at the Edge of the Water. Based on biblical stories including Moses at the Red Sea, dykd1hua at the Jordan River, Elijah at a brook, Jonah at the port of Joppa, and more, the author shows how decisions made at the water's edge become pivotal points in life's journey.
Entrepreneur and Pastor Release New Book on Wealth Building     Contact Information: LifeBridgeNeil Eskelin 704.968-8753  Author: De’Andre Salter 732.387-5831     Charlotte, NC, June 29, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- De’Andre Salter, a rare breed of minister and entrepreneur, has just released The Seven Wealth Building Secrets, a book that applies godly wisdom to the world of business.
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Interview Requests: J.P. Duffy or Alice ChaoFamily Research Council866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, June 26, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins responded today to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision forcing the people in all 50 states to embrace same-sex "marriage," regardless of their votes to define marriage in their states as a man-woman institution. Of the decision FRC President Tony Perkins said:"Five justices on the Supreme Court have overturned the votes of 50 million Americans and demanded that the American people walk away from millennia of history and the reality of human nature.
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Interview Requests: Robert Bakke612-812-6174                                                                                                 Email: robert@robertbakke.com                                                                                                                   Website: www.robertbakke.com Money, Wealth with Good Heart “Okay” with God NASCAR Driver, Jet Pilot, Robert Bakke encourages success, America & God GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn – June 25, 2015 |Christian News Service| – NASCAR driver, jet pilot, Robert Bakke says it’s time America learns the truth about God and money. Bakke insists, “Almost every religious teaching about money has been taken out of context and must be corrected if America’s economy is going to return to prosperity.” Bakke explains, “Money is not the root of all evil. It is the ‘love of money’ that is evil, because the ‘love of money’ leads to ‘greed.’ In proper context, ‘greed’ is the root of all evil.” Bakke goes on to explain how a nation is “never to borrow, but only lend.” A staggering biblical revelation as America’s debt now exceeds 18-trillion dollars. “As much as we are being taught to condemn those who are successful, the fact is, people are thirsty for the truth about economic growth, so let’s give it to them,” Bakke says.
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For interviews: Website:  www.castlequaybooks.com Contact:   Larry Willard, Publisher Phone:     416-573-3249  Email:      larrywillard@rogers.com                             AWARD WINNING AUTHORS TACKLE THE ISLAM-CHRISTIANITY CONUNDRUM IN CASTLE QUAY BOOKS' GETTING JESUS RIGHT: HOW MUSLIMS GET JESUS AND ISLAM WRONG By Dr. James A. Beverley and Dr. Craig A. Evans   TORONTO - |Christian News Service| -- Is it possible that Muslims are wrong about Jesus and various tenets of Islam? In Getting Jesus Right: How Muslims get Jesus and Islam Wrong the authors answer the question: "Is the famous Muslim writer Reza Aslan mistaken in his portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth and his apologetic for Islam?" Professor James Beverley and Professor Craig Evans take an in-depth look at the most important subjects at the core of the Muslim-Christian divide: the reliability of the New Testament Gospels and the Qur'an, and what we can really know about Jesus and the prophet Muhammad.
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Listeners embrace a “Laugh Louder, Dig Deeper, and Live Larger” show    For Immediate Release Media Contact: Russ Jones316.644.6185russ@crossplatformmediagroup.com   RALEIGH, NC. June 17, 2015 – Comedians Chris and Emilee Danielson are the latest to join USA Radio Networks’ syndicated programming. The CHRIS AND EMILEE SHOW begins July 20, 2015 on USA Radio Networks and will air weekdays from 6pm to 8pm Eastern Time on the Unity 4000 satellite.  Along with their radio show, Chris is a 30-year comedy veteran, a seminary trained teacher, and public speaker. Emilee has been an accomplished speaker and presenter for more than fifteen years. They’ve even  spent several years as missionaries in rural western Alaska and Chris has pastored several churches.
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Website: www.castlequaybooks.comContact: Larry Willard, PublisherPhone: 416-573-3249 Email: larrywillard@rogers.com         Castle Quay Books Announce New Title By Author Dr. Steve A. Brown Leading Me: Eight Practices for a Christian Leader's Most Important Assignment By Dr. Steve A. Brown Foreword by Dr Mark Buchanan   The hardest person to lead can often be yourself. You know what to do to lead others and then you come face-to-face with your own personal challenges. According to Steve Brown, “you are your most important and most difficult leadership assignment.”  Toronto , June 11, 2015 |Christian News Service| – Castle Quay Books is pleased to announce the release of a new title by the North American President of Arrow Leadership and author Dr. Steve A. Brown entitled Leading Me: Eight Practices for a Christian Leader's Most Important Assignment.
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For Immediate Release Media Contact: Russ Jones316.644.6185russ@crossplatformmediagroup.com   USA Radio Networks signs Kevin Jackson for national syndication Best-selling author, speaker, host rising star of new young media RALEIGH, NC. June 10, 2015 –USA Radio Networks continues to grow with the signing of THE KEVIN JACKSON SHOW for national syndication. THE KEVIN JACKSON SHOW launches July 20, 2015 on USA Radio Networks XDS Channel 3 and will air weekdays from 12noon to 3pm Eastern Time. Jackson is a rising star among young conservative thinkers and on the cutting edge of the new young media landscape.
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Best-selling “90 Minutes in Heaven” Book   Coming to the Big Screen Don Piper looks amazingly well for a man who died over 25 years ago. After 34 surgeries, his legs give him trouble on occasion, and his left arm is frozen in a permanent handshake. But things could be worse. In January 1989 Piper died when an 18-wheeler plowed over his Ford Escort on a Texas bridge. Considering his extensive injuries, death was a blessing. But it lasted only 90 minutes - long enough for this Baptist minister to visit the splendors of heaven and reconnect with departed family and friends. Everything was bliss until another minister came upon the accident and felt impressed to pray for the dead man. His prayers worked. Don Piper came back to life.
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Jeremy Burton, Senior Director for University Relations 918.495.6649  Jburton@oru.edu  Carissa Bratschun, Public Relations Specialist 918.495.7337  Cbratschun@oru.edu   Empowered21 Concludes with Service of Honor, Impartation   JERUSALEM, May 25, 2015 |Christian News Service| - The Empowered21 Global Congress concluded with a powerful service of worship, praise, impartation and honoring. The gathering of more than 4,500 delegates from more than 70 countries took place at the Jerusalem Pais Arena where the Congress began last Wednesday. 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jeremy Burton, Senior Director for University Relations 918.495.6649      Jburton@oru.edu             Carissa Bratschun, Public Relations Specialist 918.495.7337                                     Cbratschun@oru.edu   Almost 4,000 Attend Opening of Empowered21 Global Congress in Jerusalem                                                               JERUSALEM |Christian News Service| – Thousands of Spirit-empowered Christians from around the world are converging on Jerusalem this week for the Empowered21 Global Congress. The Congress, which is being held May 20-25, is a call to all believers from around the world to celebrate Pentecost in the land of Pentecost. 
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PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA   Contacto: Brent Rinehart(704) 401-2119brinehart@bgea.org                            15,000 PERSONAS CADA MES ACEPTAN A CRISTO A TRAVÉS DE PAZCONDIOS.NET, LA PÁGINA DE EVANGELISMO POR INTERNET DE LA Aún se necesitan voluntarios de habla hispana para satisfacer la demanda y ayudar con el ministerio en línea Charlotte, N.C., 18 de mayo de 2015 |Christian News Service| - Mensualmente más de 15,000 personas indican haber tomado una decisión por Cristo en PazConDios.net, y la Asociación Evangelística Billy Graham está buscando voluntarios de habla hispana para unirse al esfuerzo y responder a la gran cantidad de personas que visitan el sitio Web.    
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Media Contact:Greg Stumpgregstump@rethinkinghell.com 'Rethinking Hell' Conference 2015  2nd Annual Event at Fuller Theological Seminary, June 18 - 20 Sets Stage for Opposing Views Held by Leading Theologians & Researchers Conference titled: "Evangelical Conditionalism and the Challenge of Universal Salvation" includes Lectures, Breakout Presentations, and Panel Discussion - open to the public Pasadena, CA, May 18, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- The Rethinking Hell project, referred to in the New York Times as "leading proponents" of conditional immortality, is pleased to announce the second annual Rethinking Hell Conference 2015, held June 18 to 20 at Fuller Theological Seminary, (135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101). The conference theme - "Conditional Immortality and the Challenge of Universal Salvation" has attracted a lineup of evangelical scholars and theologians who will present six plenary presentations, breakout discussion meetings, and panel talks that are open to public attendance and participation. The views represented and defended by speakers will include views commonly known as 'traditionalism (eternal conscious torment),' 'conditional immortality,' and 'universalism.'
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Raleigh, NC |Christian News Service| – USA Radio Networks announces its latest addition to its growing number of syndicated programs. Scheduled to begin on June 8, 2015, WASHINGTON WATCH WITH TONY PERKINS will air from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Perkins is President of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. As a former member of the Louisiana legislature, he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. Perkins also serves as the president of the Council for National Policy an umbrella organization for dozens of conservative organizations that address fiscal, social, and foreign policy issues.  
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Believers in India Respond to Nepal Earthquake Victims Those Who Lived Through Previous Disasters Now Providing - Prayer, Food, Clothing, Funds and Relief Workers for Others; Actions Demonstrate Strength of Church in South Asia KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 9, 2015 |Christian News Service| – Members from many GFA-supported churches in India are responding unconditionally to the disastrous April 25 earthquake in Nepal with widespread prayer, fasting, generous giving, clothing and food drives, as well as sending relief teams to help restore their neighboring country.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJeremy BurtonExecutive Director for University Relations and Communications918.495.6649 Jburton@oru.edu Carissa BratschunSenior Public Relations Specialist918.495.7337 Cbratschun@oru.edu Bonnke, Cerullo, Hayford, Hickey, Mainse and Synan to Receive Global Lifetime Impact Awardsat Empowered21 Global Congress           TULSA, Okla. |Christian News Service| – Empowered21 will give the first Lifetime Global Impact Awards at the upcoming Global Congress to be held May 20-25, 2015. These awards will honor Christian men and women who have made a significant impact on the world through the power of the Holy Spirit. Honorees include Reinhard Bonnke, Morris Cerullo, Jack Hayford, Marilyn Hickey, David Mainse and Vinson Synan.
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              March of Remembrance -- Memphis, April 16, 2015 Memphians remember the Holocaust and stand against anti-Semitism through a time of public prayer and commemoration MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- March of Remembrance – Memphis will hold its inaugural March of Remembrance to commemorate the events of the Holocaust, honoring those affected by it and standing in support of Israel and Jews worldwide.
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  Media Contact: Velma Trayham     ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group 888-509-1145      Velma@itsthinkzilla.com Mega-Pastor Keion Henderson’s “Faith” is Epitome™ Magazine’s Cover Story! Mega Pastor Keion Henderson, of The LightHouse Church in Texas, has made the cover of Epitome™ Magazine’s Spring 2015 edition.  Henderson is featured as part of the magazine’s ‘Next’ segment, which spotlights the faith of new media’s mega-pastors. Houston, April 8, 2015 |Christian News Service|  Pastor Keion Henderson, of The LightHouse Church, has landed the cover and feature story for Epitome™ Magazine’s Spring 2015 edition. Henderson is highlighted alongside Pastor Dharius Daniels and Pastor Andy Thompson for the magazine’s Next spotlight, which focuses on new media Mega Pastors.  Pastor Henderson’s interview will be available when the magazine’s 2015 spring edition officially goes on sale.  “It was an honor to be asked to participate in the feature story.  This is another way I can help spread the word of God to the masses and talk about how God has impacted my life. We live in a new media culture and myself, alongside the other Pastors, are figuring out new ways to help guide people towards a conversation and relationship with God using those tools and our own personal stories,” said Henderson.
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  CONTACT: Ramona Logan214-882-2451ramona@rlimageadvantage.com                                                                                                                                                                                                              CWIMA National Conference Provides Valuable Training 2015 Christian Women in Media National Conference Features Ten Media Seminars Dallas, April 9, 2015 |Christian News Service| – Media professionals from all over the country will gather April 30 through May 2, 2015 for the premier annual National Media Conference & Platinum Awards Gala hosted by the Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA). The annual conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, near The Galleria located at 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75244.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Matthew Faraci Faith Driven Consumer 202-556-1994 matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com        Faith Driven Consumer Launches www.AddUs.In Campaign     Group Organizes Business Leaders to Stand for Religious Freedom in Light of Indiana and Arkansas Controversies   Raleigh, NC, April 2, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Faith Driven Consumer™ - the organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned national recognition for its successful efforts advocating for tolerance and equality for people of faith. The group's #IStandWithPhil campaign led the grassroots movement returning Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty, its #FlipThisDecision campaign compelled SunTrust Bank to reverse a decision to fire the Benham brothers, and its #HoustonWeHaveAProblem effort resulted in fair and equal treatment for a group of Houston pastors. Faith Driven Consumer has now turned to Indiana and Arkansas with a new campaign called www.AddUs.In. 
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U.S. CHRISTIANS SPEAK OUT ON IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS ICEJ US Branch petition demanding no nukes for Iran signed by thousands of American Christians Prominent Christian leaders sign joint letter to President and Congress against pending Geneva deal On Thursday, 26 March, the USA branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem delivered to both the White House and top Congressional leaders a petition signed by more than 23,000 American citizens demanding that Iran be made to dismantle its nuclear program and that the US Congress have a say in any nuclear agreement now being negotiated with Tehran. An accompanying letter was also signed by dozens of prominent American Christian leaders representing tens of millions of citizens which mirrored these same demands.
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  MEDIA CONTACT:K. Mccarley E-mail: pr@shazzyfitness.comPhone: 404.997.3397   DANCING THROUGH THE REIGN: SHAZZY FITNESS SPENDS 6th MONTH AT TOP OF DVD SALES CHARTS FOR DANCE FITNESS VIDEOS DVDs Target Everyday People Who Seek Fun, Inspired Fitness Activity Beyond Gym ATLANTA, April 1, 2015, |Christian News Service| – Shazzy Fitness continues to prove its Christian hip-hop dance fitness videos are anything but the same old song and dance, with the Atlanta-based company spending its sixth consecutive month atop the Total Fitness DVD sales charts in both the spirituality and dance fitness categories.
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  MEDIA CONTACT:Matthew FaraciFaith Driven Consumer 202-556-1994matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com   NBC’s ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ Receives High Marks from Faith Driven Consumer Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s prime time sequel to The Bible miniseries could become “the most successful faith-based TV franchise in history”   Raleigh, NC, April 1, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Faith Driven Consumer™, the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating the faith compatibility of Hollywood films and other entertainment offerings, measuring how they will resonate with faith-driven audiences, and predicting performance. The group's Faith-Friendly Film Review system serves as a key resource for consumers and the media to evaluate entertainment choices.
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Statement on Indiana Religious Freedom ControversyRaleigh, NC, |Christian News Service| — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has issued a statement by founder Chris Stone regarding the controversy surrounding legislation in the State of Indiana: “We are disappointed by the misleading and inflammatory nature of many people’s comments in reaction to recent events surrounding Indiana’s religious freedom law. Such language presents an obstacle to the important issue of achieving universal equality in our culture and in the marketplace. Our multicultural and pluralistic society highly values diversity, and extols respect and tolerance, even for those who hold differing viewpoints. As a nation, we must progress toward a solution that works for everyone.
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Ridley Scott's first biblically-themed project since EXODUS: GOD'S AND KINGS rated 3 out of 5 stars by Faith Driven ConsumerContact: Matthew FaraciFaith Driven Consumer919-645-0771matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com RALEIGH, N.C., March 26, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Faith Driven Consumer™ - the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating the faith compatibility of Hollywood films, measuring how they will resonate with faith-driven audiences, and predicting box office performance. The group's  Faith-Friendly Film Review system serves as a key resource for consumers to evaluate entertainment choices. The National Geographic/Scott Free Productions television movie Killing Jesus-which examines the life of Jesus Christ from three different perspectives-rates 3 out of 5 stars.  
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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 19, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- The 25th Annual "Just Pray NO!" Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for the addicted and their families is scheduled for April 11 - 12, 2015. Since April 7th, 1991 "Just Pray NO!" has united Christians around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of those bound by alcoholism, drug addiction and other life controlling compulsions.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           Press Office (919) 645-0771press@FaithDrivenEntertainment.com Universal Unveils Exclusive Faith Footage from Upcoming UNBROKEN Special Edition DVD Release   UNBROKEN—one of only two faith films to receive an Oscar nomination—will be available March 24th with a special LEGACY OF FAITH Bonus Disc featuring extended testimonies from Louie Zamperini, Billy Graham, Greg Laurie and others Los Angeles, Calif, March 16, 2015 |Christian News Service| — Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing exclusive new footage today from its upcoming release of UNBROKEN on Blu-Ray and DVD March 24th with a special LEGACY OF FAITH bonus disc available on the DVD. One of only two faith films nominated for an Academy Award this year—UNBROKEN has received overwhelming support from faith leaders and audiences alike. The LEGACY OF FAITH Bonus Disc features 90 minutes of rich content from Louie Zamperini, Billy Graham, Greg Laurie and others.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174                                                                                                 Email: robert@robertbakke.com                                                                                                                   Website: www.robertbakkeministries.com Jet Pilot Who Said “No” to God, Sees Best-Seller Go Global “Prayer at Full Throttle” proving America still “Land of Opportunity” GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn – March 11, 215 - When God was handing out the “overachiever” personality traits, evidently Robert Bakke was the first in line. God knew full well what and who He had created in Robert. So one day in 2011 in a lonely hotel room… God came calling, but Robert was in no mood to talk. The actual conversation went something like this: God:  “Robert, I want you to write Me a book on prayer.”  Robert: “No, God, I’m not gonna do it!” God: “Excuse me?” Well, I think we all can imagine how that turned out. Yes, Robert wrote the book. It is titled Prayer at Full Throttle. Speaking of full throttle, the book “raced” to number 2 on Amazon’s best seller chart, went “global” soon after,  and according to Robert, this wild ride isn’t over yet… because for some reason, race car drivers have absolutely no interest in any numerical rating but that of number 1.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jeremy Burton, Executive Director for University Relations and Communications 918.495.6649      Jburton@oru.edu            Carissa Bratschun, SeniorPublic Relations Specialist 918.495.7337                                     Cbratschun@oru.edu General Session Speakers Announced for Empowered21 Global Congress in Jerusalem Hayford, Adeboye Named Among More Than 130 Spirit-Empowered Leaders TULSA, Okla., March 11, 2015 |Christian News Service| The Empowered21 Global Congress is shaping up to be one of the largest gatherings of Spirit-empowered leaders in Jerusalem. Most recently, E.A. Adeboye and Jack Hayford were named among the more than 130 confirmed speakers. The general session speakers will include Adeboye, Reinhard Bonnke, Christine Caine, Claudio Freidzon, Jentezen Franklin, Hayford, Wayne Hilsden, Daniel Kolenda, Niko Njotorahardjo, Samuel Rodriguez, Tim Ross, Dr. William M. Wilson and Dr. George Wood. These teachers and leaders from the global Spirit-empowered movement will share practical spiritual insights with attendees. Attendees can register at http://www.jerusalem2015.com.
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Clearwater, Fla, March 10, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Since April 7th, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians from around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of those bound by alcoholism, drug addiction and other life controlling compulsions. Not only is substance abuse America’s number one health problem, the devastation of alcoholism and other drug addiction has impacted families and communities worldwide.
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  Media Contact:Diane Morrow800.927.1517diane@barnabasagency.com             TULSA, Okla., Feb. 28, 2015 |Christian News Service| – Empowered21 is excited to announce more than 100 speakers for the Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress, which will be held May 20-25, 2015. Speakers include teachers and leaders from the global Spirit-empowered movement that will share practical spiritual insights with attendees.
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Media Contact: Russ Jones316.644.6185russ@crossplatformmediagroup.com RALEIGH, NC. Feb. 19, 2015 – The USA Radio Networks announces it has signed Steve Noble to its growing number of syndicated talk show hosts. Steve is host of CALLED2ACTION currently broadcast throughout North Carolina. CALLED2ACTION will air from 4 pm to 5 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday beginning Monday, March 2, 2015.
RALEIGH, NC. Feb. 18, 2015 |Christian News Service| – America’s most-listened-to pet talk show has signed with USA Radio Networks as its new syndication partner. Scheduled to begin on March 7, 2015, ANIMAL RADIO will air from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. “Animal Radio” was born from a morning show stunt to raise money for the SPCA. After a week of living in a doghouse, former Los Angeles morning personality Hal Abrams created a highly-listener interactive program featuring celebrity guests and the pet industry's most recognized pet experts.
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Interview Requests/Speaking Engagements: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174                                                                                                 Email: robert@robertbakke.com                                                                                                                   Website: www.robertbakkeministries.com  NASCAR driver, jet pilot, black belt Robert Bakke is not your typical Christian  GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn |Christian News Service|– February 17, 2015 – Cornerstone Network is featuring Amazon’s high-octane author, Robert Bakke (Prayer at Full Throttle) Tuesday, February 17, 2015, on its program “Real Life.” The show will air at 9:00am, 8:00pm & 1:00am EST. Bakke’s new book (now 28-straight weeks an Amazon bestseller) helps people unleash their God-given potential through the power of prayer. Bakke himself is a jet captain, a black belt, a NASCAR driver and may have set a self-publishing world record with Prayer at Full Throttle by achieving global television publicity in just 4.5 months from its launch date.  Bakke attributes all of this success to the power and gifting of God, and says it’s available to everyone.
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Media Contact:Kenneth Chan703-331-4520press@nrb.orgNashville, Tenn |Christian News Service| – On Tuesday, February 24, the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, will focus on Islamic challenges to theology, the Great Commission, culture, and security. A special one-day registration is available for this event. The morning session will cover “Islam: Theological and Great Commission Challenges.” This session will feature theologians, expositors, apologists, and a broadcaster who is a former Muslim. Dr. Michael Youssef, Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and Isik Abla will share research, insights, and personal stories about the challenges we face from the theology and global rise of Islam. How should we approach the issue from a doctrinal and Gospel perspective, and how should we fulfill the Great Commission among Muslim peoples?
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Interview Requests: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174                                                                                                 Email: robert@robertbakke.com                                                                                                                   Website: www.robertbakkeministries.com Victory Television Network to feature Amazon bestselling author, Robert Bakke, “Prayer at Full Throttle” Race car driver, jet pilot, Bakke is not your typical Christian Speaker/Author GOLDEN VALLEY, MN – February 4th, 2015 |Christian News Service| – Victory Television Network will be featuring Amazon’s high-octane author, Robert Bakke (Prayer at Full Throttle) this Monday, February 9th, 2015, on its flagship program “Arkansas Alive.” The show will air at 7:00am, 5:00pm & 10:00pm CST. Bakke’s new book helps people forgive, forget, and then unleash their God-given potential through the power of prayer. Bakke himself is a jet captain, a black belt, a NASCAR driver and may have set a self-publishing world record with Prayer at Full Throttle (now 26-straight weeks an Amazon bestseller) by achieving “global” television publicity a mere 4.5 months from its launch date.  Bakke attributes all of this success to the power and gifting of God, and says it’s available to everyone.
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An open letter to Dave Agema, MIGOP National Committeeman To: Dave Agema, MIGOP National CommitteemanFrom: Bishop Ira C. Combs, Greater Bible Way Temple, RNC African American Council Date: January 20, 2015Dear Mr. Agema:I am a pastor of a majority African-American church based in Jackson, Michigan. I have been a pastor here for 35 years. During this same period of time, I have been a tireless advocate of limited government, free market principles, traditional family values, individual freedom and strong defense. One of the means in which I have advocated these constitutional principles is as an active member and leader in the Michigan Republican Party and Republican National Committee.
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:38

Jim Sumpter Re-Ups With USA Radio Networks

Jim Sumpter Re-Ups With USA Radio Networks           RALEIGH, NC. Jan. 22, 2015 |Christian News Service| – The USA Radio Networks announced this week it has renewed its syndication agreement with Jim Sumpter. THE JIM SUMPTER SHOW will continue to air 12 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday and 1pm to 3pm on Sunday. Jim brings a powerfully unique presentation of story telling and interpretation of current events from a constitutional perspective that translates to compelling radio that draws listeners in as few other hosts can.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACTTy Mays @ (770) 256-8710tmays@inchristcommunications.com   Churches Must Be Proactive in Protecting Personal and Financial Data, Says TechSoup Global Expert TechSoup Global Partners with Bitdefender to Help Religious Nonprofits Make Cybersecurity a Pillar for Operations in 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. |Christian News Service| — On the heels of some of the nation's most devastating cyber attacks, TechSoup is urging religious and other nonprofits to be proactive in protecting personal and financial data. The organization has partnered with Bitdefender, an award-winning pioneer in security solutions, to give churches and religious organizations access to donated Internet security software for the first time.
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Interview Requests: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174                                                                                                 Email: robert@robertbakke.com                                                                                                                   Website: www.robertbakkeministries.com Black Belt Preacher, Robert Bakke “Slam Dunks” New Book, Proves American Dream Still Thriving   Bakke requesting interviews to get people’s attention back on “The Dream"  GOLDEN VALLEY, MN – January 20, 2015 – Robert Bakke states, “Living with less is NOT the new normal!” Bakke is a black belt, a jet captain, a NASCAR driver, author of Amazon’s best-selling book, “Prayer at Full Throttle” and may have set a world record in the process.  Bakke’s new book (his second) is self-published, yet managed to achieve “global” television publicity in a mere 4.5 months from the date it launched…a feat that seems utterly impossible, which is why he has Guinness World Records checking into it.  The American Dream is most definitely alive and well, and Bakke is looking for interviews to spread the word.
Media Contact: Kenneth Chan703-331-4520press@nrb.org     Thousands of Christian Media and Ministry Professionals to Attend NRB15    NASHVILLE, Jan. 15, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- Next month, thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals will make their way to the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, to network, to discover new resources, and to expose themselves to the latest tips, trends, and insights in their field of work.
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Dr. Laurie Roth Joins USA Radio Networks Lineup of Programs Story breaking whistleblower goes live middays RALEIGH, NC. Jan. 9, 2015 – In a series of program rollouts, USA Radio Networks announces Dr. Laurie Roth to its syndicated lineup. The program will begin broadcasting February 2, 2015 at 1pm to 4pm Eastern Time on Channel 2 (live). The Dr. Laurie Roth Show is issue driven known to tackle politics, crime and corruption. Dr. Roth has a Ph.D. in counseling and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. “I expose the bad guys, stand for the good guys and don’t get caught in-between,” says Roth.
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Contact: Matthew FaraciOffice: (919) 645-0771Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com   Atlanta Mayor Blocking ExtinguishIntolerance.com Petitioners on Twitter As Faith Driven Consumer launches ExtinguishIntolerance.com petition asking Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to reinstate ousted Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, Mayor Reed responds by making it clear once again that he doesn’t want to hear dissenting opinions by blocking users on Twitter Raleigh, NC, January 8, 2015 |Christian News Service| — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned national recognition for its successful efforts advocating for tolerance and equality for people of faith. The group has now turned its attention to the City of Atlanta, where Mayor Kasim Reed ousted the city’s highly respected fire chief, Kelvin Cochran — a former senior Obama administration official — for expressing his religious convictions. Faith Driven Consumer's ExtinguishIntolerance.com campaign is petitioning Mayor Reed to immediately reinstate Chief Cochran, to apologize for discrimination and bigotry against him, and to take immediate measures to ensure that no person of faith in Atlanta will be singled out and punished simply for expressing their religious beliefs.
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Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com ExtinguishIntolerance.com Campaign Calls on Atlanta Mayor to Reinstate Ousted Fire Chief Faith Driven Consumer launches petition campaign asking Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to apologize for discriminating against Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran — fired simply for expressing his protected religious convictions — and reinstate him immediately Raleigh, NC, January 8, 2015 — Faith Driven Consumer™ — the advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned national recognition for its successful efforts advocating for tolerance and equality for people of faith. Last year, the group's #IStandWithPhil campaign led the grassroots movement that returned Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty, its #FlipThisDecision campaign compelled SunTrust bank to reverse a decision to fire the Benham brothers for expressing their religious beliefs, and its #HoustonWeHaveAProblem effort resulted in an apology by Houston’s mayor for discriminating against a group of area pastors and a withdrawal of subpoenas that had been issued against them.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                              Russ Jones 316.644.6185 russ@crossplatformmediagroup.com USA Radio Networks Announces Launch of America Continues with Jim Sharpe Latest in Growing Number of Syndicated Programing    RALEIGH, NC., Jan. 7, 2015 |Christian News Service| -- USA Radio Networks announces its latest addition to a rapidly growing syndicated programming lineup. Scheduled to begin on February 2, 2015, AMERICA CONTINUES with Jim Sharpe will air from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time on the XDS Pro4.
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Media Contact:  Mark Winz Email: mark.winz@cru.org Phone: (407) 826-2379  Evangelical Press Association Names New Executive Director     COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., January 7, 2015 |Christian News Service| - The Evangelical Press Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of CFO Lamar Keener as the new Executive Director of the association, effective January 15, 2015. The action follows the resignation of current Executive Director D’Arcy Maher, who informed the Board in December that she was stepping down in light of new opportunities for a joint ministry with her husband.
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Jet Pilot’s “Self-Published” New Book Goes GLOBAL, Proves American Dream Alive and Well   Media Contact: Robert Bakke612-812-6174                                                                                                     Email: robert@robertbakke.comWebsite: www.robertbakkeministries.com   GOLDEN VALLEY, MN – January 6, 2015 |Christian News Service| – Robert Bakke declares, “Living with less is NOT the new normal!”  Bakke is a black belt, a jet captain, a NASCAR driver, author of Amazon’s best-selling book, “Prayer at Full Throttle” and may have set a world record in the process.  Bakke’s new book (his second) is self-published, yet managed to achieve “global” television publicity in a mere 4.5 months from the date it launched…a feat that seems utterly impossible, which is why he has Guinness World Records checking into it.  The American Dream is most definitely alive and well, and Bakke is looking for interviews to spread the word.
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Media Contact:Rev. Rob Schenck (pronounced "Shank")202-656-1252 The college were slain officer Rafael "Ralph" Ramos was an online student preparing to be a chaplain will grant their student his degree posthumously. “It’s only right,” said President Michael Adams of Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, located in Tacoma, Washington. “Officer Ramos was a very good student, earnest, dedicated. He was just two courses away from completing his program and he deserves to finish.”
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  MEDIA CONTACT:                             Jeff Osburn 214.687.2384 jeff@NSearch.com            NSearch Technology, Inc. announces launch of its new Bible Speaking series "God's Word Speaks"    DALLAS, TX, Dec. 23, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Dallas-based NSearch Technology, Inc., an e-commerce and media company, announced it has officially launched God's Word Speaks, a through the Bible speaking by Jeff Osburn, President and Chairman of the board of NSearch Technology, Inc. 
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UNBROKEN Earns High Faith Driven Consumer Rating Angelina Jolie’s highly anticipated WWII film earns a strong 4 out of 5 stars for faith compatibility; Founder Chris Stone recommends film as a “great choice” for faith audiences   Raleigh, NC, Dec. 22, 2014 |Christian News Service| - Faith Driven Consumer™ - the consumer advocacy organization representing 41 million Christian consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for rating the faith compatibility of Hollywood films, measuring how they will resonate with faith-driven audiences, and predicting box office performance. The group's Faith-Friendly Film Review system serves as a key resource for consumers to evaluate entertainment choices. 
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Media Contact:Robert Bakke612-812-6174Email: robert@robertbakke.com   Website: www.robertbakke.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                 New Book by Jet Pilot Robert Bakke “Prayer at Full Throttle” Proves American Dream Alive and Well   Guest Opportunity: Bakke is available for interviews to draw attention back on "The Dream"   GOLDEN VALLEY, MN – December 18, 2014 |Christian News Service| – Robert Bakke, once the skinniest kid in school, doesn’t get picked on anymore. Today he is a black belt, a jet captain, a NASCAR driver, author of Amazon’s best-selling book, “Prayer at Full Throttle” and may have set a world record in the process.  Bakke’s new book (his second) is self-published, yet managed to achieve “global” television publicity in a mere 4.5 months from the date it launched…a feat that seems utterly impossible, which is why he has Guinness World Records checking into it.  The American Dream is most definitely alive and well, and Bakke is looking for interviews to spread the word.
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Media Contact Ty Mays770.256.8710tmays@inchristcommunications.comCritical Steps for Healing of Domestic Human Trafficking Survivors Outlined in New Documentary Founder of The Samaritan Women among Six Modern-day Abolitionists Featured in 'In Plain Sight'; Release in Time for Human Trafficking Prevention Month BALTIMORE, Md. – Jeanne Allert, founder of The Samaritan Women (www.thesamaritanwomen.org), is a modern-day abolitionist featured in the upcoming documentary “In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom” (www.inplainsightfilm.com), where she shares critical steps for healing of those who have been victims of human trafficking in the United States.   Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar global industry where victims are forced or coerced into labor or commercial sex. Each year, an estimated 100,000 children and thousands more women are sold for sex in the United States. The average age of those exploited into the sex trade is just 12-14 years old. Traffickers frequently target victims and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims enslaved in the sex industry for their own profit. 

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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Plagued by Poor Domestic Weekend Box Office Performance  Ridley Scott's $140 million epic grosses estimated $24.5 million, Faith Driven Consumer founder Chris Stone details why faith audiences stayed home   Raleigh, NC, Dec. 13, 2014 |Christian News Service| - Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that first raised concerns over the economic viability of the NOAH movie due to the film's failure to connect with its target faith audience, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014's "Year of the Bible Movie" enters its final phase, Faith Driven Consumer continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences. 
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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Rates 2.5 of 5 Stars by Faith Driven Consumer    Ridley Scott's highly anticipated epic receives low faith compatibility rating under FDC's Faith-Friendly Film Review criteria; Founder Chris Stone anticipates film will underperform with faith audiences Raleigh, NC, Dec. 12, 2014 |Christian News Service| - Faith Driven Consumer™ - the group that first raised concerns earlier this year about NOAH's failure to resonate with its target faith audience, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually.
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SIM ‘Ebola Fighter’ Doctors among TIME Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2014; Available for Comment/Interview Cover-Featured Dr. Jerry Brown, Dr. Debbie Eisenhut, Dr. John Fankhauser, Nancy Writebol, Dr. Rick Sacra Played Critical Roles at SIM’s ELWA Hospital during Ebola Outbreak in Liberia  CHARLOTTE, N.C.  |Christian News Service| -- Dr. Jerry Brown, a physician with the Christian mission agency SIM, was featured on the cover of “TIME” magazine this week as it named “The Ebola Fighters” its 2014 “Person of the Year” (http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-ebola-fighters-choice).  Brown, along with SIM colleagues Dr. Debbie Eisenhut, Dr. John Fankhauser, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra, are available to speak on SIM’s work at its ELWA Hospital in Monrovia and a variety of topics related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Media Contact   Palmer Holt 704-662-2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com                                                                                                                     SIM Missionary Dr. Rick Sacra, Ebola Survivor, Returning to Work in LiberiaSlated to Arrive Jan. 15, Sacra Will Serve at SIM’s ELWA Hospital in Monrovia   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – International Christian mission agency SIM (www.simusa.org) confirmed today that Rick Sacra, an SIM doctor who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, was transported to the United States for treatment and recovered, will return to work in that country on Jan. 15. Sacra, 52, a family physician from Holden, Mass., will treat patients at SIM’s ELWA Hospital is Monrovia. He will not be working at the Ebola treatment units on the ELWA campus, but will treat patients with  malaria and chronic health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as  provide maternity and pediatrics care – much-needed services with so few hospitals available.  He is expected to remain in Liberia for about a month.   SIM’s ELWA Hospital became a model for other hospitals in West Africa during the Ebola crisis, developing treatment facilities, screening processes and offering other critical care medical services when other facilities were shutting down.   “I am feeling well physically, and it seems the Lord is opening the door for me to return to regular ministry trips to Liberia,” said Sacra. “My physician colleagues are working very hard, keeping ELWA Hospital open for a wide range of patients, as well as managing Ebola patients at the ELWA 2 unit. I hope to be able to lighten their load, providing both compassionate care to our patients, as well as contributing in some small way to rebuilding and refreshing the staff, which has been through so much in the past six months.”  
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Media Contact: Robert Bakkerobert@robertbakke.com612-812-6174 RobertBakkeMinistries.com High Octane Author, Robert Bakke, Has New Book Go Global on Hope Channel Bakke's new book "Prayer at Full Throttle" seventeen-straight weeks Amazon Best Seller GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Dec. 2, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Jet pilot, NASCAR driver, black belt, Robert Bakke and his Amazon Best Seller, "Prayer at Full Throttle" are in Silver Spring, MD, to appear on Hope Channel's "Let's Pray" which airs on DirecTV's channel 368, and worldwide via the Glorystar Satellite System. The show airs LIVE, tonight, December 2nd at 8:00pm EST, and can be seen in North, South, and Central America, Europe, the middle east, western Asia, Africa, central and southern Asia, Australia, New Zealand, China, eastern Russia, Japan, Philippines and the Pacific Ocean Islands. The show also streams on www.hopetv.org.
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MEDIA CONTACT:Ty Mays 770-256-8710tmays@inchristcommunications.com                                                                       Churches and Other Religious Organizations Can Receive More Donated Technology through Expanded Eligibility Rules  TechSoup Global Distributed $37 Million Worth of Technology Products to Nearly 10,000 Religious Organizations Last Year; Now Offers More Products to Additional Recipients SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 |Christian News Service| — TechSoup Global (www.techsoup.org), a nonprofit that donated $37 million worth of technology products and services to nearly 10,000 churches and other religious organizations last year, is now able to offer more products to additional recipients due to an expansion of donation eligibility rules by major technology companies.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                                                                                          Palmer Holt @ 704-662-2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com                                                                                                                    Critically Needed SIM Doctors Headed to Ebola-Stricken West Africa; Available for Comment/Interview as International Volunteer Day, Dec. 5, Approaches Dr. John Fankhauser, Veteran Long-Term Healthcare Worker; Dr. Dan Crawford, New Short-term Medical Volunteer CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two SIM USA physicians — one a long-term veteran and the second  a new, short-term volunteer — are headed to Ebola-stricken West Africa and available to speak this week in advance of International Volunteer Day, Dec.5, on a variety of topics related to the outbreak, the healthcare crisis in the region, and the role and need for volunteers. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, International Volunteer Day (www.unv.org/what-we-do/intl-volunteer-day.html) celebrates volunteerism around the globe. People in more than 80 countries will take part in the event by volunteering to make their communities stronger.  
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Contact: Matthew FaraciOffice: (919) 645-0771Email: matthew@faithdrivenglobal.com    EXODUS Movie Portrays God as “Willful Child” Who is “Children of the Corn Terrifying” Reports NYT; Faith Driven Consumer Reacts, Calling False Depiction “Deal Breaker…Likely to Have Significant Impact on Box Office Returns" CNS/NICAEA poll by American Insights: 68% of Americans unlikely to see EXODUS if not biblically accurate; Faith Driven Consumer poll by American Insights: Biblical a ccuracy #1 deciding factor in considering a film like EXODUS Raleigh, NC – Dec. 1, 2014 |Christian News Service| — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that first raised concerns over the economic viability of the NOAH movie given its failure to connect with its target audience, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” enters its final phase — and the run up to this month's release of Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS — Faith Driven Consumer continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences. Faith Driven Consumer recently released the first wave of results from an extensive new national survey, conducted by partner research firm American Insights, detailing what EXODUS needs to do to be successful with both its core Faith Driven Consumer (17% of U.S. adult population) and broader Christian (77% of U.S. adult population) audiences. That research can be seen here.  
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  Media Contact:Steve McConkeysrmcconkey@gmail.com(608) 469-7956 2019 World Track and Field Championships Awarded to Doha, a Persecutor of ChristiansMadison, Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Doha, the capital city of Qatar, will host the 2019 World Track and Field Championships and the 2022 World Cup in soccer.This will be the first time that an Arab country will host these events. For the World Track and Field Championships, Doha recently beat out Eugene, Oregon and Barcelona, Spain for the honor to host this event.
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Media Spotlight Driving “Prayer at Full Throttle” Best Seller Status “Prayer at Full Throttle” fifteen-straight weeks Amazon Best Seller   Media Contact: Robert Bakke612-812-6174                                                                                                   Email: robert@robertbakke.comWebsite: www.robertbakkeministries.com Golden Valley, MN, November 19, 2014 |Christian News Service| – Robert Bakke, author of the Amazon #2 Best Seller, Prayer at Full Throttle, says he couldn’t possibly be more thrilled with the open arms the media has given his new book. “The articles and interviews are almost constant,” say Bakke, who adds, “Both Christian and secular media alike are stepping forward. The book has been featured on everything from NBC Television here in Minneapolis, to Victory Television Network (a Christian network) in Arkansas. From small AM Radio stations to national radio networks. A simple Google search will tell the story.” According to Bakke, the book is successful for two reasons. The first is because it removes God from religion and comes at the reader from the direction of personal faith…key word, personal. He says the book promotes people developing a personal friendship with God, and the structure of that friendship is “nobody’s business but the reader’s.”
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ICEJ Condemns Murder of Jewish Worshippers

ICEJ Condemns Murder of Jewish Worshippers  Four rabbis killed and thirteen injured by Arab terrorists   Media Contact:                        Daryl Hedding US Deputy Directordaryl.hedding@icejusa.org  (615) 895-9830 Worcester, PA, Nov. 18, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- The US Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) condemns in strongest terms the barbaric slaughter of innocent Jewish worshippers today in a Jerusalem synagogue. Wielding guns and meat cleavers, two Israeli Arab citizens murdered four rabbis and injured thirteen others who were peacefully engaged in their morning prayers.
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Contact: Matthew Faraci  Office: (919) 645-0771  Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com              Ridley Scott Casts Child to Play God, Consultant Admits EXODUS Deviates from Bible CNS/NICAEA poll by American Insights: 68% of Americans unlikely to see film if not biblically accurate  Faith Driven Consumer poll by American Insights: Biblical accuracy #1 deciding factor in considering a film like EXODUS   Raleigh, NC - Nov. 13, 2014 |Christian News Service| --Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that first raised concerns over the economic viability of the NOAH movie given its failure to connect with its target audience, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014's "Year of the Bible Movie" enters its final phase- and the run up to the December 12th release of Ridley Scott's highly anticipated film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS-Faith Driven Consumer continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences. In early October, Faith Driven Consumer released the first wave of results from an extensive new national survey-conducted by partner research firm American Insights-detailing what EXODUS needs to do to be successful with both its core Faith Driven Consumer (17% of U.S. adult population) and broader Christian (77% of U.S. adult population) audiences. That research can be seen here.   
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                              Margalit Friedman  Bridges for Peace International Assistant 972.2.624.5004Email: Intl.Assistant@bridgesforpeace.com              Bridges for Peace Celebrates 50 Years of  Stand Strong With Israel     Jerusalem, Nov. 12, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Conceived a half-century ago by its founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young, Bridges for Peace today is a leading international Christian organization that actively promotes and supports the Jewish State. Its explicit mission: "Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world."  
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Media ContactMichael Austinmichael@austinpr.com 212-254-6698 Worcester, PA, Nov. 10, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Christian History Institute (CHI) interrupts its quarterly magazine series with publication of a special edition of ChristianHistory - issue #111, titled: Billy Graham - Apostle of changed lives and second chances. With this special edition, Christian History magazine continues to publish informative and entertaining history, now alongside its companion website, christianhistoryinstitute.org, to offer a no cost (donations welcome) resource to the home; the church library and schools, at the middle, high school and higher learning level. 
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Media Contact:Palmer Holt704.862.2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com SIM Confirms Returning Missionary is Dr. John Fankhauser Doctor Returned to Liberia to Care for Dr. Rick Sacra and Serve as Administrator and Much-Needed Physician at SIM’s ELWA Hospital CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 10, 2014 |Christian News Service| – International Christian mission agency SIM reported today that the person Mecklenburg County Health Department reported Saturday evening as returning from West Africa to the Charlotte area and classified as “some risk” for Ebola infection is SIM missionary Dr. John Fankhauser.
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Moses was 'Barbaric, 'Schizophrenic,' says Exodus star Christian BaleStatement from Christian News Service "We want Hollywood to be successful with faith-based films," said Russ Jones. "That's why we contracted this very exhaustive and thorough poll of moviegoers. It is our hope that the producers of Exodus haven't courted disaster." OXFORD, Miss, Nov. 3, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- A recent article in the Hollywood Reporter exposed the real attitudes some Hollywood elites have towards Christianity.
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Media Contact: Robert BakkeRobertBakkeMinistries.comrobert@robertbakke.com(612)812-6174 Woman’s NASCAR Crash “Miracle” Launches Amazon Best Seller “Prayer at Full Throttle” 12 Straight Weeks As Amazon Best Seller     Golden Valley, MN |Christian News Service| – Robert Bakke’s Amazon Best Seller, Prayer at Full Throttle, may not have been written if it wasn’t for a woman racer’s bad night at a racetrack. “I was 150-miles away when I broke into a highly charged prayer for my friend Rylee,” said Bakke, who added, “I found myself crying out to the angels to respond at the ‘speed of lightening’ and go to her. Nothing like that had ever happened to me before.” Moments later his friend would suffer the crash of a lifetime and walk away uninjured.
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Media Contact: David Woollindavid.woollin@heritagebooks.org   Reformation Heritage Books Introduces the Reformation Heritage KJV Study BibleGrand Rapids, Mich., October 28, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Reformation Heritage Books (www.kjvstudybible.org) has announced it will release The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible this November. Created by a team of pastors and scholars, the study Bible provides thoughts for personal and family devotions for every chapter, three-dozen articles on how to live the Christian life and guidance on how to experience the truths of the Bible.
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Media Contact: Robert Bakkerobert@robertbakke.com(612)812-6174Author Robert Bakke Sends Bold Message “Faith Without Sweat, Is Dead”Golden Valley, MN – October 22, 2014 |Christian News Service| – Robert Bakke’s new Amazon Best Seller, Prayer at Full Throttle fearlessly puts “works” back into the faith equation and proves to its readers that miracles are possible when they put their gifts to work. “Trust me, if God will work through me, He’ll work through anybody,” says Bakke, who then cautions, “Be careful around those who say God’s blessings don’t depend on what we ‘do.’ That’s a setup for failure. By grace we don’t earn salvation, but from that day forward if you’re expecting your faith to produce miracles you better plan on rolling up your sleeves. Magic fairy dust doesn’t just fall from the sky.” Bakke’s honesty and realism connects with readers. He adds, “We don’t win races by prayer alone. We pray, and get to work. And we work hard.” Given Bakke’s resume’ it would appear he’s on to something. Prayer at Full Throttle teaches people to pray their miracles into reality by allowing the full power of God’s Word to work through them, but they have to get to work, first. “Check the fruit,” says Bakke. The book includes photos to validate its effectiveness.
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Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com     #HoustonWeHaveAProblem Petition Surpasses 10,000 Supporters as Pressure Mounts for City of Houston to Drop Subpoenas  Faith Driven Consumer's grassroots effort supporting Houston's pastors-despite initially being blocked by Twitter after it launched last Thursday-continues to gain momentum as leaders around the nation call on city officials to reverse course      Raleigh, NC - Oct. 20, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, has surpassed 10,000 signatures for its latest petition campaign, despite being initially blocked by Twitter. The petition-#HoustonWeHaveAProblem at HoustonProblem.com-asks that the City of Houston immediately "cease and desist all bullying and other offensive actions" against a group of pastors who are victims of aggressive harassment efforts at the hands of the city government.
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MEDIA CONTACT:    Lyall Mercer +61 413 749 830310.242.1481 (US)info@mercerpr.com Statement from Brian Houston, Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church   Re: recent media comments on homosexuality and gay marriage   CASTLE HILL, Australia -- Oct. 18, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Brian Houston, pastor  ofHillsong Church, issued the following statement clarifying his position on marriage and same-sex marriage.
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  Media Contact: Russ Jonesruss@crossplatformmediagroup.com316.644.6185Angie Austin New Host of Nationally Syndicated Daybreak USA RALEIGH, NC., Oct. 16, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Veteran radio host Angie Austin has joined as the morning show host for Daybreak USA heard nationally on over 45 radio stations. Daybreak USA is produced by the Ten Syndication/IRN-USA Radio Network platform.
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  Media Contact: Athena Dean Holtz athena@redemption-press.com 1-844-273-3336 www.redemption-press.com Cooperative Agreement to Provide Benefit to Seminary Authors   Enumclaw, WA, Oct. 21, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Redemption Press and Columbia Evangelical Seminary (CES) announced an agreement that will provide students and faculty enhanced opportunities for publishing their work. Signing the agreement October 15 at 11 a.m. PST at The Summit, an Evangelical Free Church, and home of Columbia Evangelical Seminary, were Dr. Rick Walston, president of CES, Athena Dean Holtz, publisher and Jessica Gambill, associate publisher of Redemption Press.
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Media Contact: Robert Bakke612-812-6174  Email: robert@robertbakke.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Website: www.robertbakkeministries.com Jet Pilot Says “No” to God, Becomes Amazon Best Seller for Ten Straight Weeks GOLDEN VALLEY, MN – October 15, 2014 - When God was handing out the “overachiever” personality traits, evidently Robert Bakke was the first in line. God knew full well what and who He had created in Robert. So one night during a lonely hotel room layover… God came calling, but Robert was in no mood to talk. The actual conversation went something like this: God:  “Robert, I want you to write Me a book on prayer.”  Robert: “No, God, I’m not gonna do it!” God: “Excuse me?” Well, I think we all can imagine how that turned out. Robert, reluctantly, wrote the book. It is titled Prayer at Full Throttle. Speaking of full throttle, the book “flew” to number 6 on Amazon’s best seller chart and according to Robert, this wild ride isn’t over yet… because for some reason, jet pilots who also race NASCAR have absolutely no interest in any number other than number 1.
Contact: Matthew FaraciOffice: (919) 645-0771Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com #HoustonWeHaveAProblem Petition Launches at HoustonProblem.com, Demands City of Houston Immediately Cease Bullying Actions Against Pastors Faith Driven Consumer – the group behind the #IStandWithPhil movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson’s return to Duck Dynasty – is now organizing its community in support of a group of Houston pastors who are victims ofintolerance and bullying at the hands of the City of Houston   Raleigh, NC – October 15, 2014 — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. Today, the group is launching a major petition campaign #HoustonWeHaveAProblem – using the website HoustonProblem.com – demanding that the City of Houston immediately “cease and desist all bullying and other offensive actions” against a group of pastors who are victims of an aggressive harassment effort at the hands of the city government. The city is demanding that a group of pastors turn over any sermons – including personal correspondence such as emails – “dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor” as reported by Fox News.
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  Contact:   Diane Morrow        800.927.1517 diane@barnabasagency.com   Jeremy Burton, Senior Director for University Relations 918.495.6649      Jburton@oru.edu      JERUSALEM, Oct. 13, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- At a press conference on Monday, October 13, in Jerusalem, Empowered21 President and Global Co-Chair Billy Wilson joined with prominent leaders of major Jewish and Christian global organizations to sign a historic joint initiative calling on world leaders to take firm action to halt the brutal persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
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New Poll: Faith Audiences Rate Movie or TV Trailer as #1 Influence on Purchase Decision New research reveals how to successfully engage faith audiences, what they prefer to consume, and how to effectively market entertainment products that resonate Raleigh, NC – October 8, 2014 |Christian News Service| — Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” enters its final phase, Faith Driven Consumer™ continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences.  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com   Amidst Disruptive Change in Entertainment, New Research Reveals Growth Opportunity 62% of Faith Driven Consumers would watch at least three additional hours of TV or movies weekly if there were more faith-friendly options, 55% say there are not enough options in the marketplace, and nearly 40% say lack of family-friendly options prevents them from going to the movies more often Raleigh, NC – October 7, 2014 |Christian News Service| —Faith Driven Consumer™, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as anadvocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” enters its final phase, Faith Driven Consumer™ continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences.  
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              Media Contact:  Constance Diggs 646.378.6148 constance.diggs@nyack.edu   Unearthing Magdala: Where History, Archaeology and Religious Traditions MeetInaugural U.S. Interfaith ConferenceNew York - Oct. 7, 2014 |Christian News Service| --  On October 20, 2014, Nyack College, in partnership with the Center for theStudy of Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, will host a gathering of scholars and dignitaries from 4:00-7:30 pm at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan, focused on discoveries from the excavations at Magdala. The unexpected archaeological discovery of Magdala, presumed to be the city of Mary Magdalene, includes ruins of a first-century synagogue (unique in Galilee), ritual baths, evidence of fishing industry, and other artifacts. This archaeological site is one of the most important finds of the century, and is located where Jesus likely traveled and taught.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com New Research on EXODUS Reveals Film Could be Biblical Blockbuster…or Epic Bust Previously unreleased data from CNS/NICAEA poll reveals 74% of Americans likely to watch EXODUS if biblically accurate, with 68% switching to unlikely if inaccurate; new national survey of Faith Driven Consumers finds biblical accuracy #1 deciding factor in considering a film like EXODUS Raleigh, NC, October 6, 2014 | Christian News Service | -- Faith Driven Consumer™  the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. As 2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” enters its final phase— and the run up to the December release of Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS—Faith Driven Consumer™ continues to measure the success of Hollywood films courting faith-driven audiences.  
Press Contact: Dr. Patrick Krayer and Dr. John Kennedy (800) 809-4440  info@interserveusa.org  Interserve USA is celebrating 50 years of ministry among the unengaged and unreached people of Asia and the Middle East with the announcement of its Unseen 1/4 Campaign. The Unseen 1/4 refers to the unengaged and unreached peoples who live in the Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu worlds. These unreached comprise more than one quarter of the world’s population while only 3 percent of all Christian workers serve among them. 
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Russ Jones Named Sr. Vice President of News Operations of IRN/USA Radio Network Christian News Service and Christian Press Teams With Cross Platform Media Group, which recently acquired IRN/USA Radio Network RALEIGH, NC, Sept. 30, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Cross Platform Media Group, LLC announced today that Russ Jones has been named Sr. Vice President of News Operations for IRN/USA Radio Network and Director of News and Public Relations for Cross Platform Media. Jones is co-founder of Christian News Service, a news release distribution and content creation firm and publisher of ChristianPress.com. Both entities are now under the CPM umbrella of companies.
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Bobby Schuller Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd’s Grove Church and Host of New ‘Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller’ Newly Designed Hour-Long Television Program Launches Oct. 5 GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Bobby Schuller, grandson of Robert H. Schuller, has been named lead pastor and CEO of Shepherd’s Grove church (www.shepherdsgrove.org) and host of the renamed and reformatted “Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller” television program (www.hourofpower.org), which will launch Oct. 5.
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  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                                                                          Palmer Holt @ 704-662-2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com                                                                                                                        SIM USA President Issues Statement Regarding News of Dallas Patient Testing Positive for Ebola CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The following statement was issued today by SIM USA President Bruce Johnson upon news of a hospital patient in Dallas, Texas, testing positive for the Ebola virus: “We are sorry to learn of the confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas.  This person did exactly the right thing – report to a hospital.  
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Contact: Michael Austinmichael@austinpr.com 212-254-6698 Christian History Magazine Announces Latest Issue #110, Titled: Callings – Work and Vocation in the History of the Church Understanding and Choosing a Vocation in an Era of Job Shortage, Persecution and Change Worcester, PA, Oct 1, 2014 |Christian News Service| – Christian History Institute (CHI) announces its latest publication of Christian History, issue #110, titled: Callings – Work and Vocation in the History of the Church. The revived Christian History (CH) magazine continues to publish informative and entertaining history, now bundled with a companion website, www.christianhistoryinstitute.org, a feature rich resource designed for the home, church library and schools, at no cost (donations welcome.)
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WestwoodOne Top Programmer Joins Cross Platform Media WestwoodOne VP of Programming, Tim Maranville, jumps to Cross Platform Media Group, which recently acquired IRN/USA Radio Network “Landing Tim Maranville is huge for us,” said CPM CEO Sam Hassell. “Attracting talent like Tim speaks volumes to the validity of our growth expectations.” RALEIGH, NC, Sept. 30, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Cross Platform Media Group, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Maranville as its Chief Content Officer and Director of Channel Development. “I am thrilled to join this group of positive, growth-oriented people and excited about developing new products and channels for our affiliates, listeners, and advertisers,” said Maranville.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com THE SONG Hits All the Right Notes for 41 Million Faith Driven Consumers City on a Hill’s new music-driven film inspired by the sexiest book of the Bible—The Song of Solomon—earns a 4.5-star Faith-Friendly Film Rating from Faith Driven Consumer  Raleigh, NC, September 25, 2014 |Christian News Service| —Faith Driven Consumer™ — the group behind the IStandWithPhil.com movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson’s return to Duck Dynasty, the #OpenZilla campaign for workplace tolerance at Mozilla, and the #FlipThisDecision campaign supporting the Benham Twins after their show’s cancellation by HGTV – continues to track the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences as part of its self-proclaimed 2014 “Year of the Bible Movie.” The organization’s Faith-Friendly Film Ratings use five specific criteria to measure the faith-compatibility of entertainment products aimed at the 41 million adult Americans who are Faith Driven Consumers and spend two trillion dollars annually. 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com Duck Dynasty Family Endorses THE SONG Movie as Faith Driven Consumer Launches TheSongDateNight.com Campaign Faith Driven Consumer Founder Chris Stone encourages FDC community to take a date to see THE SONG, opening this Friday in theaters Raleigh, NC – September 24, 2014 Faith Driven Consumer™ — the group behind the IStandWithPhil.com movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson’s return to Duck Dynasty, the #OpenZilla campaign for workplace tolerance at Mozilla, and the #FlipThisDecision campaign supporting the Benham Twins after their show’s cancellation by HGTV – continues to track the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences as part of its self-proclaimed 2014 “Year of the Bible Movie.” The organization’s Faith-Friendly Film Ratings, which use five specific criteria to measure the faith-compatibility of entertainment products aimed at the more than 40 million Americans who are Faith Driven Consumers and spend $2 trillion annually, continue to serve as a key barometer of the success of these films.
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Contact: Office: (919) 645-0771Email: press@americaninsights.org   GROUNDBREAKING NEW POLL: Faith Driven Voters Identified as One-Third of North Carolina Electorate, Say Hagan and Tillis Fail to Represent Their Values Christians who view faith as significant factor in voting identify as Faith Driven Voters; 95% ofFDVs believe they have responsibility to vote; 83% say faith should be a factor in politics andgoverning; 47% say candidates fail to connect Raleigh, NC – September 22, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- American Insights (AI), a North Carolina-based polling and microtargeting firm, is releasing exclusivenew data today on Faith Driven Voters (FDVs) in North Carolina. Using its signature AI Triple Helix polling methodology, which includes landline, cell phone and online panel responses, American Insights achieves highly representative and accurate data, precisely reflecting the North Carolina voter population.
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Media Contact:Russ Jones316.644.6185russ@crossplatformmediagroup.com   IRN/USA Radio Network Acquired By Cross Platform Media   RALEIGH, NC, Sept. 21, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Cross Platform Media, a Raleigh-based media company, today announced its recent acquisition of IRN/USA Radio Network (Information Radio Network). Sam Hassell, CEO and president of Cross Platform Media, said the acquisition of the Memphis-based IRN/USA, rounds out the services of Cross Platform that is already deeply embedded in the national media space.
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Media ContactPalmer Holt704-662-2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com                        SIM Saddened by Recent Attack on Ebola Aid Workers in Guinea Mission Group to Review Crisis Response Policies and Safety Procedures  CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /Christian News Service/ – SIM USA (www.simusa.org) said today it is saddened by the recent attacks on Ebola aid workers and journalists in Guinea and plans to review its crisis response strategies in light of the attacks. According to published media reports, at least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were killed in Guinea because of fear surrounding foreign workers who are attempting to control the spread of the deadly disease. Crowds have also reportedly turned back aid workers in other areas of West Africa where the outbreak has been the most severe.
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  Office: (919) 645-0771Email: press@americaninsights.org   NEW POLL: NC Voters Divided on Marriage, Firmly Want Courts to Stay Out Likely Voters oppose same-sex marriage 48-44, Registered Voters tied at 46; 62% say voters, not courts, should decide marriage law; Oppose AG Roy Cooper's decision to not defend Amendment One 46-41 Raleigh, NC, September 17, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- American Insights (AI), a North Carolina-based polling and microtargeting firm, is releasing exclusive new data today on gay marriage and NC leaders. Using its signature AI Triple Helix polling methodology, which includes landline, cell phone, and online panel responses, American Insights achieves highly representative and accurate data, precisely reflecting the North Carolina voter population.
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Media Contact:Steve McConkeysrmcconkey@gmail.com(608) 469-7956   MADISON, Wis, September 15, 2014 |Christian New Service| --Two universities are under attack by the Freedom From Religion Foundation for the role of Christianity on their football teams. The Wisconsin-based anti-Christian organization claims both Ole Miss and Clemson inappropriately use school resources to promote Christianity. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is also concerned about a Sunday worship service that players can voluntarily attend.
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:15

NRB Opposes Bill of Rights Limitation

Media Contact: Kenneth Chan703-331-4520press@nrb.org   NRB Opposes Bill of Rights Limitation  Manassas, VA, Sept. 10, 2014 |Christian News Service| – NRB opposes the proposed amendment to the United States Constitution under consideration in the United States Senate. This effort (S.J.RES. 19) threatens serious consequences for all the freedoms found in the Bill of Rights’ First Amendment.
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MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                                  Palmer Holt @ 704-662-2569                                                                                                                PHolt@InChristCommunications.com    Condition of SIM Missionary Doctor Undergoing Treatment for Ebola Virus Disease at Nebraska Medical Center ‘Slightly Improved’ Wife Debbie Sacra ‘Relieved to See His Face and Hear His Voice Again’   OMAHA, Neb.. – Debbie Sacra, wife of SIM missionary doctor Rick Sacra, who contracted Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia and was flown here for treatment Friday, said today her husband ‘s condition has improved somewhat, but he is still very ill.
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Media Contact:Palmer Holt704-862-2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com   SIM USA President Bruce Johnson Addresses Omaha Media After Arrival of Missionary Doctor Rick Sacra OMAHA, NE – SIM USA President Bruce Johnson addressed Omaha media at a press conference today after the arrival of missionary doctor Rick Sacra at The Nebraska Medical Center.  He was joined by Will Elphick, SIM’s Liberia country director.
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Contact: Matthew FaraciOffice: (919) 645-0771Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com    THE REMAINING Earns a 4-star Faith-Friendly Film Rating from Faith Driven Consumer   Sony Pictures/Affirm Films release depicting life after the Rapture will resonate strongly with 46 million Faith Driven Consumers                      Raleigh, NC, September 5, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- Faith Driven Consumer™ - the group behind the IStandWithPhil.com movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson’s return to Duck Dynasty, the #OpenZilla campaign for workplace tolerance at Mozilla, and the #FlipThisDecision campaign supporting the Benham Twins after their show’s cancellation by HGTV - continues to track the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences as part of its self-proclaimed 2014 “Year of the Bible Movie.” The organization’s Faith-Friendly Film Ratings use five specific criteria to measure the faith-compatibility of entertainment products aimed at the 46 million Americans who are Faith Driven Consumers and spend $1.75 trillion annually. 
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CHARLOTTE, N.C, Sept. 4, 2014 /Christian News Service/ – International Christian mission organization SIM (www.simusa.org) announced today that missionary doctor Rick Sacra, recently infected with the Ebola virus while serving in Liberia, is being flown to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., for treatment.
  September 6th live World Premiere Experience - built around the global debut of the new HOLY GHOST movie and featuring a special concert with Brian "Head" Welch of Korn alongside  Jake Hamilton & The Sound - begins at 2pmET/11amPT   Chicago, IL, September 4, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit "God Adventure" trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE AND FATHER OF LIGHTS, is challenging Hollywood's established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. On Saturday, September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will proudly present the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience. This live, one-time digital event - featuring a special musical appearance where Brian "Head" Welch of Korn will join Jake Hamilton & The Sound - makes it possible for anyone in the world to watch the entire event free of charge by going tohttp://hgpremiere.bethel.tv.
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Joy of Recovery Dampened by News of SIM Doctor Rick Sacra Testing Positive for Ebola CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3, 2014 |Christian News Service| – In a news conference today on the campus of missionary organization SIM USA (www.simusa.org), Nancy Writebol, joined by her husband, David, shared for the first time details of her battle with the Ebola virus.   
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    Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: 919.645.0771Email: press@faithdrivenentertainment.com     Movie features acclaimed musicians Michael W. Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, Meredith Andrews, and Kim Walker-Smith Welch to join Jake Hamilton & The Sound in exclusive live performance as part of HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience beginning at 2pm ET/11am PT this Saturday, September 6th Chicago, IL – September 3, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit “God adventure” trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is challenging Hollywood’s established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. This coming Saturday – September 6th – Wanderlust Productions is presenting the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience, a live, one-time digital event where anyone in the world can see the film and the event free of charge.  
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Washington DC, September 1, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- With the June kidnapping of three Israeli teens, Israel united in prayer and solidarity that was joined by millions worldwide, in the hope that the boys would be found quickly, and returned to their families safely.  That was not to be. Israel and its supporters united in grief and mourning.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                                                                          Palmer Holt @ 704-662-2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com     Immediately Isolated; Doing Well and in Good Spirits CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SIM USA (www.simusa.org) reported today that one of its missionary doctors in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The American doctor was treating obstetrics patients at SIM’s ELWA hospital in Monrovia.  He was not treating Ebola patients in ELWA’s Ebola isolation unit, a facility separate from the main hospital on the mission organization’s 136-acre campus. It is not yet known how the doctor contracted the virus specifically.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew FaraciOffice: (919) 645-0771Email: press@FaithDrivenEntertainment.com     Featuring two members of the heavy metal band Korn, acclaimed recording artists, recognized faith leaders, best-selling authors and more; filmed in locations all over the world, shot with no script and no plan, and containing real instances of divine healing and miracles—HOLY GHOSTis unlike any movie ever made September 6th World Premiere Experience is THIS COMING SATURDAY Chicago, IL, September 2, 2014 /ChristianNews Service/ -- Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is transforming the entertainment industry’s long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film HOLY GHOST. Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound with special guest Brian “Head” Welch of Korn, the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience is a one-time, live global event onSeptember 6th in which anyone, anywhere, can see the film for free. Funded by 2,500 investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson’s Kickstarter campaign, HOLY GHOST raised a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days to become the #1 most-funded, faith-based film—and the #2 most-funded documentary—in Kickstarter history. Wanderlust Productions is now mobilizing 25,000 of its most deeply dedicated fans to crowd-market and crowd-promote it through the #HolyGhostExperience campaign.
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Contact: Matthew FaraciOffice: (919) 645-0771Email: press@FaithDrivenEntertainment.com                      Movie features acclaimed musicians Michael W. Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, Meredith Andrews, and Kim Walker-Smith Featuring two members of the heavy metal band Korn, acclaimed recording artists, recognized faith leaders, best-selling authors and more; filmed in locations all over the world, shot with no script and no plan, and containing real instances of divine healing and miracles—HOLY GHOST is unlike any movie ever made September 6th World Premiere Experience is THIS COMING SATURDAY     Chicago, IL, August 26, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- Wanderlust Productions-the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS-is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry's long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film HOLY GHOST.    Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound, the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience will be a one-time, live global event on September 6 in which anyone anywhere can see the film-for free.
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Michigan GOP House Speaker Bolger "sold his soul" for $100,000 from so called "gay rights" advocates, pastors say Detroit, Michigan, August 22, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- On Wednesday, a group of Black Christian pastors and ministers condemned what they called state Republican leaders' "dance with the devil" regarding legislation they said is discriminatory and would threaten religious freedom and women's privacy rights by adding so-called "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the Elliott-Larson Act, the state's civil rights law.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com       Sony/TriStar Pictures New Film on the end of De La Salle High School’s record-setting, 12-year, 151-game, football winning streak earns a 4.5-star Faith-Friendly Film Rating from Faith Driven Consumer        Raleigh, NC, August 22, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- Faith Driven Consumer™ - the group behind the IStandWithPhil.com movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson’s return to Duck Dynasty, the #OpenZilla campaign for workplace tolerance at Mozilla, and the #FlipThisDecision campaign supporting the Benham Twins after their show’s cancellation by HGTV - continues to track the commercial viability of major Hollywood films courting faith audiences as part of its self-proclaimed 2014 “Year of the Bible Movie.” The organization’s Faith-Friendly Film Ratings use five specific criteria to measure the faith-compatibility of entertainment products aimed at the 46 million Americans who are Faith Driven Consumers and spend $1.75 trillion annually. 
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For Immediate ReleaseFOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                                                                                Palmer Holt 704-662-2569PHolt@InChristCommunications.com                        She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location     CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another.   
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Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: press@faithdrivenentertainment.com     HOLY GHOST-the #1 most-funded, faith-based Kickstarter film in history-releases results of exclusive Advance Premiere designed to test new consumer-driven distribution model in which a film’s success hinges on its fans from start to finish; upcoming World Premiere Experience is September 6th Chicago, IL, Aug 21, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- Wanderlust Productions-the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS-is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry’s long-established business model on September 6th with the 48-hour world premiere of its dynamic documentary film, HOLY GHOST. Fueled by more than 2,500 consumer-investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson’s Kickstarter campaign, HOLY GHOST raised a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days to become the #1 most-funded, faith-based film in Kickstarter history.
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For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact:Christian News Service316-644-6185russ@christiannewsservice.com    EDITORS NOTE: The following is a byline article opportunity. The article, "Samaritan Ministries Offers Biblical Alternative to Health Care Insurance," addresses the current health care landscape while also highlighting Samaritan Ministries.   Please let Christian News Service know your interest in the following topic or if you need further information.  Cody DeWitt sold his family home and was packing up his household for a move to Illinois where  he was about to start a new job with Samaritan Ministries International, a nonprofit alternative to medical insurance.  Unlike insurance in which policyholders send premiums to their insurance companies, Samaritan Ministries’ members send their monthly payment—called a share—directly to a co-member dealing with a health issue.
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  Media Contact: Palmer Holt 704-662-2569PHolt@inChristCommunications.com   Whitebol Visits Wife Nancy at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 18, 2014 /Christian News Service/ – SIM Missionary David Writebol made the following statement today upon completion of his 21-day medical monitoring period Sunday, Aug. 17, and reunion later that day with wife, Nancy, who is being treated for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta: “It has been three weeks since Nancy and I learned of her infection with the Ebola virus.  In the ensuing days, we learned much more about the disease than we already knew.  We also learned a great deal about the love and compassion of people toward Nancy through the overwhelming outpouring of prayers and well-wishes on our behalf.  For this we are truly grateful.
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Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: press@faithdrivenentertainment.com       Driven by unprecedented consumer demand - the #1 most funded faith-based film in Kickstarter history leapfrogs movie theaters and traditional retailers with futuristic direct-to-audience strategy   Chicago, IL, Aug 18, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- Wanderlust Productions - the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS - is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry's long-established business model on September 6 with the 48-hour world premiere of its dynamic documentary film, HOLY GHOST. Fueled by more than 2,500 consumer-investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson's Kickstarter campaign, which raised a record-breaking $360,000 in just 45 days, the film's producers are deploying a futuristic, direct-to-audience strategy that will fundamentally change the way movies are consumed.
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Media Contact: Charles Herchert760-519-9056 charlesherchert@gmail.com    Oceanside, Calif., August 14, 2014 |Christian News Service| – Those meeting Charles Herchert will see a proud patriot boasting the perfect all-American family. However, Herchert’s family history tells a powerful story of adversity, determination and eventual triumph over the grip of Nazi Germany.
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For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact: Stacy Swimp 313-848-7569swimpstacy@gmail.com   Detroit, Michigan, August 14, 2014 |Christian News Service| -- One of Lansing, Michigan's most prominent Black pastors, Bishop David Maxell, had been quoted in the press in May of 2012, as saying that he agreed with homosexuals and lesbians who say that so called gay marriage is a "civil right."
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  Media Contact:Steven L. Sherman(727) 647-6467 Email: LDaysCal@aol.com   Clearwater, Fla., Aug. 13, 2014 | Christian News Service |Even though the U.S. Department of State reports that Christians in more than 60 other countries face persecution from their own governments or surrounding neighbors, many American Christians believe that they will not have to endure suffering for their faith. Christians have been subjected to persecution and martyrdom for two thousand years. Today, especially in Muslim countries, under dictatorships, and under communism, untold numbers of men and women are facing jail, torture, and even death for their faith in Christ. But will those who believe in the theory of the pre-tribulation rapture be ready for the persecution to come to Christians in our modern-day Western Nations?
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For Immediate Release Military-Veterans Advocacy has filed suit August 1, 2014, in the United States Court of Federal Claims on behalf of former Navy Environmental Health Officer, Lieutenant Commander Celeste Santana who strongly argued against the unrestricted use of open air burn pits in Afghanistan.  Santana was responsible for the environmental health and safety of American Marine forces at Camp Leatherneck and outlying forward operating bases (FOBs) in Afghanistan.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 (Christian News Service) --Military-Veterans Advocacy filed suit August 1, 2014, in the United States Court of Federal Claims on behalf of Master Sergeant Nathan A. Sommers, U.S. Army, who became famous last Fall as the "Chick-Fil-A" soldier for serving "Chick-Fil-A" at his promotion ceremony in honor of the repeal of "Don't Ask - Don't Tell."   Sommers, a decorated member of the U.S. Army Band Chorus, (Perishing's Own) had drawn the ire of superiors because of his religious belief that the homosexual act is a sin. 
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Friday, 08 August 2014 12:12

NRB Urges Action for Persecuted Believers

For Immediate Release Manassas, Va., August 8, 2014 | Christian News Service| -- In light of ongoing violence against Christians and other religious minorities around the world, including the current effort by Islamist forces to viciously eradicate the Christians of Iraq, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, today called on government and faith leaders in the United States to stand up against this barbarism.
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For Immediate Release Unlock A Life of Miracles, Unconditional Love and Answered Prayers FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA - July 29, 2014 (Christian News Service) -- Johann Press, publishers of The Prayer, A Love Story written by Jacqueline von Zwehl, the nations' leading faith-based relationship expert, announced today that The Prayer, A Love Story took home top honors in two recent book awards.
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NOTE:  To hear the audio of David Writebol’s call, go to simusa.org/davidwritebol. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                                                                          Palmer Holt @ 704-662-2569                                                                                                PHolt@InChristCommunications.com                        ATLANTA, Ga. |Christian News Service|– SIM Missionary David Writebol shared his thoughts and feelings in a telephone call today  with Bruce Johnson, president, SIM USA, about his wife Nancy and their battle to overcome the Ebola virus infection while serving in Liberia. The audio of Writebol’s call can be heard at simusa.org/davidwritebol.   A transcript of the call will be posted as soon as possible.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 /Christian News Service/ -- Today, Dr. Frank Glover, a medical missionary who partners with the Christian missions organization SIM (www.sim.org), testified before a congressional subcommittee about combating the Ebola threat in Liberia. To stem the spread of the virus, Glover urged immediate action in Liberia that includes increasing efforts to isolate patients, developing an effective quarantine program and providing protective gear for healthcare workers and those charged with disposing the bodies of patients who have died.
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Manassas, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 |Christian News Service| --NRB expressed concern today with reports that the IRS has struck a private deal that could lead to censorship of free speech and religious expression in churches and other houses of worship. "I am alarmed by reports that such a powerful government agency has struck a private deal with an atheist group about procedures to investigate church leaders on the basis of their speech, when these preachers may simply be trying to apply Scripture to fundamental issues confronting our society," stated Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. "We should all be wary of the church-state entanglement or de facto government censorship of the pulpit that could result from these procedures."
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ryan Dobson may be the son of a famous father but, like many adult children, he still likes to come home and ravage around hidden places for pieces of the past. He was doing just that seven years ago when he stumbled upon an old film—taped by his father, Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson—sitting on a shelf in the family basement. Lacking commercial packaging, the case was simply marked “Film Series 1978.”
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Palmer Holt 704-662-2569pholt@inchristcommunications.com   ATLANTA, Ga. |Christian News Service| – Nancy Writebol, the American missionary who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, returned to the U.S. today, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she serves. She is currently at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. The organization will hold a press conference today at 2 p.m. EDT to update the media.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nancy Writebol, the American missionary who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, is expected to return to the U.S. for further treatment on Tuesday, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she serves.  She remains in serious, but stable, condition. Writebol was serving on a joint team with Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, when they both contracted the virus.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nancy Writebol, the American missionary who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, will return to the U.S. for further treatment in a few days, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she serves.  She remains in serious, but stable condition.
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Plans Underway to Bring Nancy Writebol and Other SIM Personnel Back to U.S. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, remains in serious but stable condition, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she serves. While she continues her battle against the deadly virus, plans are underway, in conjunction with the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, to bring her and other nonessential SIM and Samaritan’s Purse personnel back to the U.S.
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