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2014-04-16 12:27:06

Jews for Jesus film depicts Jesus at the gates of Auschwitz SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with Passover, Holy Week and Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews for Jesus has released a controversial video, "That Jew Died for You," to help redefine the conversation and reshape views of Jesus and His relationship to the Holocaust. "The horrors of the Holocaust and the 6 million who died has gnawed at the consciousness of Jews for over 60 years," said David...

2013-12-09 12:27:37

GENEVA, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The value of life and the dignity of the human being is universal. Yet, for decades organs have been forcibly harvested from executed prisoners and living prisoners of conscience in China. Rooted in a brutal and systematic persecution, tens of thousands of practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong continue to be the primary victims of this unseen evil. After years of fearful silence within the international community 1,493,202 people...

2013-10-24 23:02:55

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys file new lawsuit for two Christian colleges against the federal government Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration Wednesday on behalf of two Christian colleges: Dordt College in Iowa and Cornerstone University in Michigan. The case was filed in the Northern District of Iowa Western Division. "This filing is first and foremost an effort to...

2013-05-14 16:32:24

Site focused on Government Users MELBOURNE, Fla., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Melbourne based GovBuy announced today the expansion of its government centered online marketplace. The site now hosts over 700,000 commonly purchased industrial and facility maintenance, repair, and operations parts and supplies from 26 commodity groups. GovBuy.com is the largest commercial online marketplace targeting tax exempt users including Department of Defense customers, federal agencies,...

2013-03-12 12:25:19

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which defends human rights and religious freedom, will testify Friday before a Congressional committee examining religious persecution and focusing on the plight of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith. ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow, and Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, will testify March 15th...

2013-02-08 23:01:00

A true story of one mother´s fight to rescue her son from cult life. Saint Cloud, MN (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 Geneva Paulson lived through every mother´s worst nightmare — her child was taken from her. In her emotional and soul-baring memoir, Rescuing Randy, Paulson tells of the arduous journey she and her family began to retrieve her son from a dangerous devotion. Exposing the disturbing effects and distress caused by cult life, she details her son´s entrapment and...

2013-01-03 16:22:06

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Doors will release its 2013 World Watch List of 50 countries that are the worst persecutors of Christians on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 during a press conference in Washington, D.C. The press conference will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14(th) St. NW. "The annual World Watch List has raised awareness of the plight of persecuted Christians for many years," says Open Doors USA...

2012-08-05 10:20:21

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Post columnist Colbert King has published one of the clearest warnings of the Iranian regime's ominous threat to Jews worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "The Islamic Republic of Iran is the greatest threat to Jews to emerge in the past 70 years," wrote King. "I do, as a non-Jew, recognize vicious anti-Semitism when I see it. The Iranian government is as anti-Semitic as the Third Reich."...

2012-08-03 10:21:52

Cardinal DiNardo highlights problems for religious institutions, individuals Sees Administration policy's approach to religious freedom most grudging, arbitrary ever Congressional action defending religious freedom long overdue WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called on Congress to address the crisis in health care sparked by the Obama administration's contraceptive/sterilization...

2012-08-03 01:13:43

Religious reasoning should not affect how judges decide cases–and may even infringe on religious freedom, says U of A law scholar There's a passage in the Old Testament's Deuteronomy that says if a case too difficult to decide comes before the courts, it should be brought to the Levite priests who will render a verdict in God's name. However, one University of Alberta researcher says that may be taking religious freedom a step too far. Sarah Hamill, a doctoral student in the...