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World Jewish Congress President Hails Principled Decision of Italy to Boycott UN Anti-Racism Forum (Popularity: )
The decision by the Italian government not to participate in the upcoming UN anti-racism conference in Geneva ('Durban Review Conference', or 'Durban II') over concerns that it will become a repeat of the failed 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa, has been welcomed by the World Jewish Congress (WJC). Ronald S. Lauder, the WJC's president, said: "Italy has given a strong signal, which should be a rallying call for other ...

China's Top Human Rights Attorney, U.S. Lawmaker, VP of EU Parliament, and Former Canadian Cabinet Member Discuss Beijing Olympics (Popularity: )
Once again defying his captors, human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng sent a 16-page letter from Beijing to the U.S. Congress in which he calls attention to the anomaly of a genocidal regime hosting the Olympic Games. Today, at a press conference on Capital hill, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, praised Gao's voice for the "dislocated, the abandoned, and the oppressed." The 10th term Representative ...

First Baptist Church Dallas Launches $130 Million Capital Building Campaign: (Popularity: )
The congregation of First Baptist Church Dallas today overwhelmingly affirmed recommended plans to proceed with a $130 million capital campaign to build an expansive new 1.5 million square foot, state-of-the-art campus, making it the largest church building program in modern history, according to church fundraising experts."First Baptist's building program is not an end in itself, it is a means to an end to better minister to and meet the needs ...

Raelian Wins Struggle For 'God-Free' U.S. Citizenship Ceremony (Popularity: )
"I came to the United States seven years ago because of religious discrimination in Switzerland," said Raelian Guide Thomas Kaenzig, who heads the Raelian religion in Nevada. "Now I'm standing up for religious freedom here -- for my right to omit all religious references in becoming a U.S. citizen. After lots of red tape, I was granted a God-free citizenship oath-taking ceremony on December 7 here in Las Vegas." Kaenzig ...

Vivian G. Prins Foundation Awards the Center for Jewish History $225,000 Grant to Support Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars (Popularity: )
The Center for Jewish History, the largest repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel, has received a $225,000 grant from the Vivian G. Prins Foundation to support Post-Doctoral fellowships for Emigrating Scholars, who seek permanent teaching and research positions in North America."The Center continues to function as a professional resource for scholars," says Bruce Slovin, CJH Board Chair. "It provides avenues in which they can present new research ...

New Children's Adventure Book Reveals Lessons About Armor of God (Popularity: )
Follow a brave little cricket named Kirby on his personal quest for truth in Jennifer Rhodes' new children's book, "Kirby - Big Warrior, Little Warrior: The Making of a King" (published by AuthorHouse), which teaches children the necessary skills of confession, accountability, courage to stand proud and faith in order to walk with God and earn redemption.Kirby's quest begins when the miserable toad king and his army invade the island ...

U.S. Muslim Group to Challenge Double Standard on 'Terror' (Popularity: )
On Monday, February 22, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters to express concerns over what the civil rights group says is a double standard on the use of the label "terrorism" as it relates to acts of violence committed by people who are not Muslims.WHAT: CAIR News Conference to Challenge Double Standard on "Terrorism"WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2010, 11 a.m.WHERE: ...

CAIR: Muslim Congressman Called 'N**ger' by Tea Party Protesters (Popularity: )
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Republican leaders to repudiate racist taunts by tea party opponents of health care reform targeting a Muslim congressman and another African-American lawmaker on Capitol Hill yesterday.Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/CAIR/42590232694Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail Listhttp://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribeRep. Andre Carson (D-IN), one of two Muslims in Congress, reported that protesters chanted "the N-word, the N-word, 15 times" as he left the Cannon House ...

Bishop T.D. Jakes Inspires Audience in West Virginia Hometown (Popularity: )
After three days of high-energy praise, worship and preaching, Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter's House church in Dallas, leaves audiences motivated in Charleston, W. Va., as he closes out the conference on a high note."God's getting ready to do something for you," Jakes told the thousands of attendees as they stood to their feet. "You are gifted because you were created by a creative God who has a ...

U.S. Sponsors Bangladesh Conference for Religious and Community Leaders on Advancing Development in Asia (Popularity: )
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is sponsoring a regional conference in Dhaka on "the role of religious and community leaders in advancing development in Asia," March 21-24, and 70 religious and community leaders from fourteen countries across Asia are expected to participate."USAID values the work that community and religious leaders are doing on the ground every day to create tangible improvements in people's lives," says USAID's Acting Senior ...