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Contact: Deborah Hicks, Bible Literacy Project, 866-633-0585 NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Congratulations to Ivy League students participating in the Spoken Word 2014 competition last Saturday night which Dartmouth won, Cornell was second and Columbia was third. Students from seven of the eight Ivy League colleges presented at the Scholastic Auditorium in New York in the competition. The Dartmouth presentation based on scriptures from Ecclesiastes and the New Testament, w Source: Bible Literacy Project
   
Contact: Janne Myrdal, 701-331-0946 BISMARCK, N.D., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Claim: Following the ruling of a federal judge yesterday in North Dakota, several media outlets erroneously reported that Measure 1 on the ballot this November is a proposal that "would give personhood rights to embryos," would effectively "ban abortion" and would "define life at conception."Fact: Measure 1, the Human Life Amendment, does not define when life begins, does Source: Mission Public Affairs LLC
   
"Easter reminds us that Christ rose and reigns, bringing abundant and eternal life, which is good news for all." -- Mark Tooley, IRD President Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.org WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christians celebrate Easter this year on Sunday April 20th. The central holiday of the faith, Easter extols Christ's bodily resurrection from the dead. IRD President Mark Tooley comm Source: Institute on Religion & Democracy
   
Cash on Hand, Grassroots Efforts, Congressional Run Support US Senate Candidate Richard Cash's Electability Contact: Alex Hooper, 864-608-8529 ext. 825, info@richardcashforsenate.com GREENVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ Amidst a crowded field of challengers, The State newspaper reported that Richard Cash leads all challengers to incumbent Lindsey Graham in cash on hand. As of March 31, 2014, Cash reported $464,056 on hand, followed by Det Bowers ($384,248), Bill Connor Source: Richard Cash for Senate
   
Contact: Amy Thomases, 917-796-3589, amythomases (at) gmail.com VENICE, Az., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- "It is never too late. God's world has incredible healing powers; and human choices can change the tide in global warming. Within a single generation, we could steer earth toward our children's future. With God's blessing and help, that generation can begin now." -- His All Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople From the Orthodox church and Chris Source: Hippo Works
   
Contact: Jerry Dykstra, Open Doors USA, 616-915-4117, jerryd@odusa.org SANTA ANA, Calif., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Hanna is a Christian woman living in Damascus, Syria with her husband. She and her husband have two young daughters. Hanna works in a school. Over the last year Hanna has been pouring out her heart about what daily life is like in war-torn Damascus. The Syrian civil war is going into its fourth year and has claimed at least 120,000 lives. Below is Hanna's la Source: Open Doors USA
   
Contact: Linda Johnson-LeBlanc, Judson Press, 610-768-2458 VALLEY FORGE, Penn., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The African American church is a rich and complex phenomenon. Historically, it has played a major role in the advancement of the African American community. But, what is its future? How does it serve the present age? In The Future of the African American Church: An Invitation to Dialogue, authors Ralph Basui Watkins and Justin G. West offer a new and thought-provoking perspe Source: Judson Press
   
Contact: Steve Wohlberg, White Horse Media, 559-977-9744, steve@whitehorsemedia.com MEDIA ADVISORY, April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The  real-life story behind 'Heaven is for Real' seems so encouraging. 4-year-old Colton Burpo, during emergency surgery in 2003, has a near-death experience, exits his body, visits heaven, sees Jesus, angels, and deceased relatives (including a dead sister), and lives to tell about it. His father, Pastor Todd Burpo, turned his family's drama i Source: White Horse Media
   
Contact: Tom Hoefling, 712-887-1489, tomhoefling@gmail.com DES MOINES, Iowa, April 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Iowa GOP gubernatorial primary challenger Tom Hoefling today charged that incumbent Governor Terry Branstad and his campaign are deceiving Iowa Republicans about Branstad's ongoing support for the Common Core national standards. Tom Hoefling said today, "I don't know why they think they can get away with this, frankly. It is obvious to any honest observer that Terry Brans Source: Gadsden Films
   
Contact: Kent A. Miles, 678-281-5984 BUFORD, Ga., April 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- It's raining eggs -- Easter eggs -- in Duluth, Ga., on Saturday April 19. Influencers Church Atlanta is inviting the community for an Easter celebration, 10 a.m. at Rogers Bridge Park, 4000 Rogers Bridge Road. There will be many activities for the kids, including bouncy houses, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more at this family-friendly event. The highlight of the festival will be the drop of Source: miles2media Editorial Services
   
Family Ministry Teams Will Practice Saying 'Yes' in Atlanta and OnlineContact: Kristi Porter, 678-600-8115, kporter@rethinkgroup.org ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Orange Conference, a conference for entire family ministry teams, will be held April 30-May 2, 2014, in Atlanta. A Live Stream will also be held online for those interested in the event but unable to attend in person. Over 6,000 key influencers -- senior, NextGen, student, children's and preschool lea Source: Orange
   
Jews for Jesus films depicts Jesus at the gates of Auschwitz Contact: A. Larry Ross Communications, 972-267-1111, media@alarryross.com SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- 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 w Source: A. Larry Ross Communications
   
Thomas More Society Sponsors Easter Cross, Sunrise Service, and Divine Mercy Project 24/7 Prayer Vigil Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- At midnight on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, a nine-day prayer vigil will commence in Daley Plaza to honor the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. The Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based national public interest law firm, joins private citizens to sponsor "Jesus in Daley Plaza" for Source: TC Public Relations
   
New Sony/TriStar film, which opens today, will resonate strongly with its target audience and beyondContact: Matthew Faraci, Faith Driven Consumer, 919-645-0771, matthew@faithdrivenconsumer.com RALEIGH, N.C., April 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer  -- the group behind the IStandWithPhil.com movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, the successful #OpenZilla campaign for tolerance and inclusion Source: Faith Driven Consumer
   
What Did Jesus Say? The Seven Messages From the Master' helps lead Christians back to the words of Jesus. Rev. Christian begins his Testimonial Tour' in the San Diego area April 2014. San Diego, CA April 2014 As a Christian author, speaker and minister, Rev. Terry Allan Christian's singular mission is to help all Christians, of all denominations by presenting only the words, actually spoken, by Jesus Christ. In his ministry and in his book, there's no place for personal opinions or Source: PrimeStar Publicity
   
Contact: Mike Virgintino, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 914-941-7636 ext 2219 MARYKNOLL, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following comments and "Maryknoll" magazine article by Maryknoll Society Superior General Father Edward M. Dougherty are provided on behalf of all the priests and brothers of the Maryknoll Society. The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers have served in mission for more than 100 years. Comments by Maryknoll Society Superior General Father Edward M. Doughe Source: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
   
Pro-Life Action League Connects Innocent Abortion of Preborn Children to Christ's Crucifixion Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net AURORA, Ill., April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Good Friday, April 18, 2014, will be marked at Aurora's Planned Parenthood center as a day of mourning and prayer for lives lost to abortion. Ever since the massive abortion facility opened in 2007 under a cloud of deception and controversy, community members have used every peaceful means to Source: TC Public Relations
   
Pro-Life Action League Connects Abortion of Preborn Innocents to Christ's Crucifixion Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Good Friday, April 18, 2014, will be marked at 40 locations across America as a day of mourning and prayer for lives lost to abortion. On the day that Christians worldwide observe the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, faithful believers will take time to grieve for the innocent unborn children who are put to dea Source: TC Public Relations
   
Funding assists amputees with prosthetic care and upgrades not covered by their insurance Contact: Joseph Cullen, Knights of Columbus, 203-800-4923, Joseph.Cullen@Kofc.Org NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- One year after the Boston marathon bombing, the Knights of Columbus Stand With Boston Program is providing assistance for people who lost limbs in that tragic event. The latest in a series of Knights' initiatives to help provide mobility for individuals in the Source: Knights of Columbus
   
Contact: Peter Sonski, Knights of Columbus, 203-752-4182 NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A relic of Blessed John Paul II will be available for the veneration of the public at St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven during a 3 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, April 27, the day of the canonization of John Paul and Blessed Pope John XXIII. By the time of the local observance, which will include events at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, the two blesseds will ha Source: Knights of Columbus Museum
   
Contact: Cristina Del Canto, Communications Director, Kingdom Racing, 281-799-9327, Cristina@KingdomRacing.net LONG BEACH, Calif., April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Kingdom Racing, along with Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports, finished fifth place in the VERIZON INDYCAR Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with Simon Pagenaud behind the wheel of the No. 77 car. Pagenaud started in sixth place and after an on-track incident landed him in 21st place, he fought his way back to the top. "Fo Source: Kingdom Racing
   
Contact: James and Connie McNeill, 902-892-2061, renewmarriage@gmail.com CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Canada, April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- There is still time to send in nominations for the Longest Married Couple in Canada!Worldwide Marriage Encounter Canada will honor a long-standing couple for the second year in a row in 2014. Last year Alice and Arthur John of Ross River, Yukon, were named Longest Married Couple in Canada based on nominations received from across the country Source: Worldwide Marriage Encounter
   
Contact: Phyllis Caddell-M, Publicist, 626-831-1299 SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- After hitting rock bottom and living through many speculations, innuendos and rumors, former mega-church pastor Bishop Rick Hawkins releases the anticipated tell-all book, 'The Wall: Disaster or Destiny? Lessons From Life's Crossroads,' to encourage, inspire and renew. Described as a 193-page account of his seven-year climb out of despair, Hawkins uses his downfall as an auto b Source: PCPR
   
Contact: David Gavrilovic, 310-200-5077 AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Life Without Limbs founder Nick Vujicic has just reached a milestone on his Facebook page, passing three million 'likes' - a powerful reminder of how social media can deliver the word of God to a global audience. To date, Nick's page has received more than 3.11 million likes. In an effort to simultaneously communicate with Facebook friends the world over, Nick will be 'hanging out' on Source: Octagon/Life Without Limbs
   
Contact: Linda Robins, First Lady PR, 615-586-1153, 1stlady.pr@gmail.com LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Deitrick Haddon's LXW wowed the audience as the opener of this year's, "Celebration of Gospel," and for those who wanted to see more, here's your chance. Oxygen viewers will be in for a treat on Good Friday this year. The network has just announced that they will be airing the entire LXW concert on Friday, April 18th, at 8:30 A.M. EST. The concert was taped at the Source: Tyscot Music & Entertainment
   
Contact: Dr. Bart Dahmer, Innovo Publishing LLC, 888-546-2111, info@innovopublishing.com COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Innovo Publishing LLC released a new title in the Little Tommy series. In The Big Camping Adventure, written by Tom Toombs, five-year-old Little Tommy and his family take an exciting camping trip to the great outdoors. After meeting up with his church friends at the campsite, Little Tommy does some exploring and learns lots of cool things li Source: Innovo Publishing LLC
   
State academic standards expect students to learn about Jesus Contact: Eric Buehrer, Gateways to Better Education, 949-586-5437, ebuehrer@gtbe.org LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- While two billion Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter, millions of public school children in America won't be learning about the religious aspects of this holiday. Source: Gateways to Better Education
   
Freedom from Religion Foundation is "trying to use the federal courts to destroy religious freedom and independence from government control," said American Civil Rights Union Chairman Susan A. Carleson. Contact: Dave Mohel, 703-347-9454 WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule allowing clergy to have a tax-exempt housing allowance is a reasonable accommodation of religion, not an unconstitutional establishment of religion, the ACRU argu Source: BlueSkin Solutions
   
Seven week reign as Billboard's #1Classical Traditional Album Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com ATLANTA, April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Holy Week approaches during the height of the Lenten season, the Benedictines of Mary continue to emotionally connect with music lovers across the country with their latest recording, LENT AT EPHESUS. The reflective and stirring album has spent seven consecutive weeks at No.1 on Billboard's Classical Tradi Source: Carmel Communications
   
Contact: Dr. Bart Dahmer, Innovo Publishing LLC, 888-546-2111, info@innovopublishing.com MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Innovo Publishing LLC released a new Christian title, Sing Over Me, by Dennis Jernigan. Sing Over Me chronicles the real-life struggles Jernigan had with homosexuality. He writes: "I remember being a boy wondering if freedom was possible. The church didn't have answers. The world didn't have answers. The gay community just tried to make me give u Source: Innovo Publishing LLC
   
ECFA's 'The Choice' Selected as Christian Leadership Alliance's 2014 Featured Conference Publication   Contact:  Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, tmays@inchristcommunications.com     WINCHESTER, Va., April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ --  "The Choice: The Christ-centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes," a new book from ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), examines the most important yet least examined issue in ministry today: how we determin Source: InChrist Communicatinos
   
Contact: Jason Harris, Pastor, Central Presbyterian Church, 212-838-0808, jharris@centralchurchnyc.org; Stephen Long, Stated Clerk, Central Presbyterian Church, 212-838-0808, slong@centralchurchnyc.org   NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Central Presbyterian Church (Central) will celebrate the installation of The Reverend Jason Harris (photo) as its Senior Pastor at a special service to be held on Sunday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m., New York time, in Central's sanctua Source: The Piacente Group
   
Contact: Press Agent, 212-765-5800 LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Gospel newcomer D'Morea Johnsonhas given us more than expected; dropping three Digital Singles: 'Joy To Have Your Love,' 'It's In There' and 'Safe With You' Available Now at your preferred digital retailer. D'Morea's Name and Singles are quickly ranking high in Domestic and International search engines. The Bronx, New York native has documented a unique, yet strategic work, which is proving r Source: Realmology Global Media, LLC.
   
Jazz for Peace returns to the USA for Historic Concert on Long Island! Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace bring their Unprecedented Achievements in Jazz to minister a Black Tie Benefit Gala for Christian Conservatory Prep Nassau County, LI On Sunday, May 18, 2014 Jazz for Peace featuring Singer / Pianist Rick DellaRatta, considered by many to be one of the finest Jazz Artists performing today, will perform a Black Tie Benefit Concert for Christian Conservatory Prep Isge Mus-Ekklesia as pa Source: CHRISTIAN CONSERVATORY PREP ISGE MUS-EKKLESIA
   
Godinterest.co.uk offers a Christian alternative to Pinterest Godinterest.co.uk, the Christian response to Pinterest reveal's a growing community, which couldn't be any different with a higher purpose. LONDON, ENGLAND - For those who love the social media site Pinterest but want to share within a Christian environment Godinterest.co.uk could be a safe family friendly Christian alternative. Godinterest.co.uk is a new online photo-sharing platform, which strives to have Christian con Source: Godinterest
   
Contact: Susan Arpin, 803-917-3414, susan@janerohman.com EDMOND, Okla, April 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ever want to discuss the Bible and your faith journey, but are reluctant to do so on Facebook and other social networks with hundreds of friends and followers? In Bible App 5, the latest version of its wildly popular and free Bible App, YouVersion has added new features to help users share the Bible within a select set of relationships--not just anyone, but the people they trus Source: Jane Rohman & Associates
   
 
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