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Feb 25, 2017, 16:27 ET AJC Congratulates New DNC Head Tom Perez

AJC congratulates Tom Perez on his election to the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Mr. Perez enters the job with a...


Feb 24, 2017, 14:03 ET AJC Praises Ambassador Haley's Strong Defense of Israel

In a letter to Ambassador Nikki Haley, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, AJC expressed "profound appreciation" for her remarks following...


Feb 24, 2017, 13:51 ET AJC Deeply Concerned by New DHS Immigration Guidelines

AJC expressed deep concern over the new and sweeping immigration enforcement policies announced this week by the Department of Homeland Security...


Feb 24, 2017, 10:23 ET CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Fire Targeting Florida Mosque

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest...


Feb 24, 2017, 07:55 ET Approximately Two Thousand Years Ago Our Messiah Spoke About a Great Last Days' Work We Would Accomplish Now Says Yisrayl Hawkins in Latest Post

Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has published a new article that focuses on Bible Prophecy concerning this present...


Feb 23, 2017, 16:03 ET CAIR-Kansas Seeks State, Federal Hate Crime Charges for Shooting of 'Middle Eastern' Men

The Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) today called for state and federal hate crime charges to be brought...


Feb 23, 2017, 15:32 ET Public Health Professional's Journey Leads Her to Become a Dominican Sister

Ellen Coates has travelled the globe, working to end polio and other childhood diseases with organizations such as UNICEF. Her international...


Feb 22, 2017, 10:54 ET Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Statement on Bomb Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers Across U.S.

This past weekend, 11 Jewish Community Centers across the country were victims of bomb threats, bringing the total to 69 hate crimes targeting 54...


Feb 22, 2017, 08:03 ET Heal Your Heart: Can a Gift Help Prevent Heart Disease?

February is America's "heart health" month — which, for Conscious Inspirations, Inc., begs the question: What does a healthy heart really mean? Is...


Feb 22, 2017, 07:45 ET AJC Announces Keynote Speaker for Central Europe Office Gala: Former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

AJC today announced that Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007), will keynote its gala to launch the AJC Central Europe office...


Feb 21, 2017, 21:36 ET El Rev. Samuel Rodríguez, presidente de la Conferencia de Liderazgo Cristiano Hispano Nacional, da a conocer declaración en respuesta al memorando de implementación del DHS

El Rev. Samuel Rodríguez, presidente de la Conferencia de Liderazgo Cristiano Hispano Nacional (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference,...


Feb 21, 2017, 21:13 ET Doug Coe, Unassuming Spiritual Mentor to National, International Leadership, Dies at 88

Douglas Evans Coe, a lay minister known primarily for his unassuming personal relational and spiritual mentorship – from inner-city youth to...


Feb 21, 2017, 18:49 ET Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President Of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Issues Statement in Response to DHS Implementation Memoranda

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), issues the following statement in response to...


Feb 21, 2017, 10:00 ET "Patron Saint of Baseball" Rallies Fans to Make Miracles Come True for Disadvantaged Youth

Now that pitchers and catchers are making their annual pilgrimage to spring training, many fans in the know are looking to a 14th-century nun to...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:15 ET International Religious Freedom Garners Bipartisan Support in Congress

International religious freedom issues are growing in urgency and importance worldwide, and today the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is...


Feb 21, 2017, 01:10 ET Bischof Munib Younan von Palästina erhält 34. Niwano-Friedenspreis

Die Niwano Peace Foundation wird den 34. Niwano-Friedenspreis an Dr. Munib A. Younan, Bischof von Palästina der Evangelisch-Lutherischen...


Feb 20, 2017, 23:43 ET L'évêque palestinien Munib Younan reçoit le 34e Prix Niwano de la paix

La Fondation Niwano pour la paix remettra le 34e Prix Niwano de la paix à l'évêque palestinien, Mgr Munib A. Younan, de l'Église évangélique...


Feb 20, 2017, 19:57 ET CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers Nationwide

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered a $5,000 reward...


Feb 20, 2017, 02:00 ET Bishop Munib Younan of Palestine to Get 34th Niwano Peace Prize

The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the 34th Niwano Peace Prize to Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan of Palestine in...


Feb 19, 2017, 12:51 ET CAIR Urges Stepped-Up Protection for Alabama Mosques Following Email Threats

The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Alabama) today called for stepped-up police protection for the state's...


Feb 19, 2017, 02:00 ET Mike Huckabee receives Friend of Zion Award for his support for Israel

Governor Mike Huckabee Presidential Candidate in 2016 received the Friend of Zion award at gala event in Jerusalem. Dr. Mike D. Evans, founder of...


Feb 18, 2017, 13:11 ET CAIR Calls on Feds to Probe Call to Violence Against U.S. Muslims at N.C. Meeting of Hate Groups

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged state and federal...


Feb 17, 2017, 15:00 ET CAIR Seeks White House Clarification on DHS Proposal to Use National Guard for Immigration Roundups

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Trump...


Feb 17, 2017, 12:55 ET Fé y atención médica: T.B. Joshua financia la cirugía de garganta de un joven

El Tercer Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible de la ONU, que promueve las salud y el bienestar para todos, ayuda a equilibrar la provisión de...


Feb 17, 2017, 08:00 ET MegaFest Returns to Dallas in Summer 2017

MegaFest – the internationally acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival hosted by best-selling author, entrepreneur and pastor, Bishop...