Dr. Frank Wright, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), has been awarded with the prestigious Champion of Religious Freedom Award by the Unity Coalition for Israel (UCI) at a recent press conference in Nashville.
The UCI, an alliance of Christian and Jewish organizations actively working together to generate support for the State of Israel, presented Dr. Wright with the award for "courageous leadership in protecting religious freedom world-wide – for such a time as this," NRB revealed.
One of the religious liberty efforts Dr. Wright has been involved in includes re-affirming NRB's commitment to international religious liberty by approving a resolution on the international persecution of Christians, which calls on the U.S. government to strengthen its position globally and to promote the spread of First Amendment freedoms around the world. more >>
NASHVILLE – The bad economy should not stop evangelical Christians from sharing the Gospel and also humanitarian aid in nations with high Christian persecution, Pastor Michael Youssef, founder and president of Leading The Way ministries, said in a speech earlier this week.
Despite having "problems at home," evangelical Christians should not ignore the need for missionary work and they should sacrifice resources even at a time of recession, which is not the case currently, Youssef said at the National Religious Broadcasters convention.
Besides being the founding pastor of The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Ga., Youssef is also a media personality with his weekly television and daily radio programs broadcasted in 20 languages and reaching into more than 200 countries. more >>
Susan Molinari, a former rising star in the Republican-led House during the 1990s, has been hired to head Google's Washington operations.
Some pundits see the choice as a smart move in hiring a moderate Republican and someone who most Democrats will not object to. Molinari, the new vice president of public policy and government relations for the Americas, will oversee all aspects of government relations and policy throughout North and South America for Google.
"The Google office in Washington has not had someone with the visibility of a former member of Congress, and with her understanding of the complexities of the legislative process," said former Sen. John Sununu in an interview with Politico. "Google is receiving a higher level of scrutiny…when you're such a large and growing company, you have to have a strong, visible, capable leader in Washington. more >>
NASHVILLE – Popular pastor and international best-selling author Max Lucado gave a sermon at the National Religious Broadcasters convention earlier this week, sharing his view on the nature of God's grace, which is also the subject of his upcoming book, GRACE: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine.
Lucado offered a fresh interpretation of the biblical story about the adulteress whom the people of Jerusalem wanted to stone. When the angry mob dragged the woman in front of Jesus, he said: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her" (John 8:7). But Lucado focused on the episode that follows, which, he suggested, reflects grace in a heart-gripping way. As the crowd dispersed, Jesus asked the woman: "Where are your accusers?" This question, Lucado said, can be applied to every Christian, every day.
"Any voices of accusation wake you up this morning?" he asked a hushed room at the Gaylord Opryland convention center. "Any voices of condemnation? You're not good enough? Strong enough? Able enough? Faithful enough? You're not good looking enough?" more >>
NASHVILLE – An Americans United for the Separation of Church and State official told Vanderbilt University Christians to "stop whining" about the institution's all-comers policy and hold their meetings in private homes like Christians in communist China.
During the 2012 National Religious Broadcasters Convention's public policy debate on Tuesday, AU Executive Director Barry W. Lynn defended Vanderbilt's right as a private institution to impose a campus-wide nondiscrimination policy that could potentially drive religious student organizations off campus.
Those who oppose the policy, he said, should "get over it" and "stop whining." more >>
NASHVILLE – National Religious Broadcasters president on Monday praised the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision to protect ministries' employment rights and urged action against online piracy legislation.
Frank Wright, NRB president and CEO, heralded the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling favoring the religious liberty of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School as a "rare" but welcomed occurrence during an interview with The Christian Post.
"The Hosanna-Tabor case was an amazing affirmation of what we've always felt were First Amendment rights guaranteed," he said. more >>