Ohio ‘SurThrivers’ are Reclaiming and Rebuilding Lives Once Destroyed by Sex Trafficking

Dr. Marlene Carson

Dr. Marlene Carson

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Rahab's Hope of Ohio

Rahab’s Hope of Ohio

“I fight to not only be the voice of the victim but the voice of the victor inside each of the women desiring to make a change.” Says Carson.”

— Dr. Marlene Carson

WESTERVILLE, OH, UNITED STATES, August 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Researchers show as many as 50,000 women and children are victims of sexual exploitation in the U.S. each year. The horrific conditions of human trafficking defy belief, but one God-sent agency is helping survivors rebuild their lives. Rahab’s Hope of Ohio a division of The Switch National Anti-Trafficking Network is making inroads into the process of recovery for victims. This survivor-led team is breaking through age-old barriers to reentry for sufferers of sex trafficking. Through their proven process one-time victims are now victors who are reclaiming their lives.

Rahab’s Hope of Ohio is right in the heart of the Buckeye State known as the sex trafficking capital of the country. The seasoned staff are familiar with the horrors and the depth of scars these women carry for they too were once victims of this illicit trade. Now, these empowered women are taking a stand against their abusers by helping others recover and reimagine a life free from abuse and victimization. No longer someone’s property the volunteers and staff demonstrate to others there is a way out of poverty and abuse.

The groundbreaking institution founded by Dr, Marlene Carson is moving mountains to house and rehabilitate women who were enslaved. Dr. Carson, an Ohio Christian University grad with a doctorate from CICA International University & Seminary holds countless accolades, awards, and acknowledgments but she is more than an educator on the subject she is also a survivor.

Marlene knows all too well the tragic circumstances these young women endured and yet with God’s grace she emerged from the darkness to be a light for others. Now, Carson, a staunch advocate for victim’s rights and systemic change is making a road for recovery for women who society deemed were lost to the streets.

The rousing preacher with a heart for broken people founded Rahab’s Hope of Ohio, deriving its name from the Bible character who once was a harlot and through time and God’s divine plan was listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Rahab’s Hope of Ohio offers that same chance for redemption and restoration. Founded on the 3 pillars of confidence, dignity, and responsibility, the organization is healing women and lifting them to a new destiny.

Carson, who is a US Advisory Member on Trafficking and author of the riveting “12 Steps to Transform the Exploited Soul” is changing lives with her poignant storytelling and captivating sermons. As a self-proclaimed ‘SurThrivalist’ she is helping women one life at a time break free from their damaged pasts to a reimagined destiny with hope and promise. The one-time trafficking victim forced into sexual servitude at the tender age of 15 was devoured by the streets but now she emerges as a champion for the cause. A modern-day prophet proclaiming the needs of the helpless to the city gates and the highest authorities. This feisty yet poised intercessor is a voice for the voiceless and Carson is silent no more.

“I fight to not only be the voice of the victim but the voice of the victor inside each of the women desiring to make a change.” Says Carson.

As a minister and educator, Marlene is uniquely positioned to walk victims and their families through the pitfalls, perils, and positive outcomes of a life outside of harm's way. Using a holistic approach, Rahab’s Hope of Ohio heals the body, mind, and spirit while focusing on a financial way forward. Each woman is encouraged to own their future by becoming an entrepreneur.

Rahab’s Hope of Ohio is expanding its borders through the generous efforts of volunteers. The walls of the new facility will be lined with a colorful mural depicting the names of those who want to sow into the lives of broken women. Through the Pieces of a Dream campaign organizers will raise 1.5 million dollars to facilitate this next phase of Rahab’s Hope for Ohio. Every piece of the puzzle is helping to put one woman back together again.

For more information, please contact Dr. Marlene Carson at 614-800-4039 or mcarson@jointheswitch.org.

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COURAGE IGENE CELEBRATES 14 YEARS OF GODS FAITHFULNESS

COURAGE IGENE CELEBRATES KINGDOM EXPLOITS & EMPOWERMENT OF LIVES

DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — BRAVO! AS COURAGE IGENE AND All NATIONS CHURCH IS SET TO CELEBRATE× 14 YEARS OF GOD'S GLORY & GRACE

" If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough" is a popular saying by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

But if there is a man who understands this saying better, then it is the Senior Pastor of All Nations Church; Apostle Courage Igene.

Indeed he is a man with big dreams who decided to break away from the norm and plant something peculiar in Dallas Texas.

All Nations Church, a Christian denomination based in Texas will be celebrating their 14 years Anniversary. It's a Special Anniversary Weekend; August 26-29, 2021. This program is said to bring the wonders of God to Dallas, Texas. This is coming at a time that the world is departing from the word of God and focusing on materialism.

All Nations Church existence over these years has been described as a testament to the works of God and worth celebrating, said members of the church. 14 Years of Church Planting: Ministry Empowerment: Kingdom Exploit, etc.

Speaking on the importance of the program, Bishop Blessing Samuel, the guest said that “sometimes you don’t talk, it is your result that speaks". This program would bring results to people. Music Ministers will lead everyone into God's presence which will attract God's blessings.

The All Nations Church Dallas TX Resident Pastor; Pastor Rose Okorie, welcomes everyone. It's Four Unforgettable Nights and the program is slated to commence from August 26th to 29th 2021. Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th , 7pm nightly is billed as Prophetic Revival Service: Sunday 29th, 3pm as Special Anniversary Banquet with sumptuous meal at the Church auditorium, All Nations Church, 1323 Columbia Drive, Suite 315, Richardson TX, 75081.

The church is therefore encouraging everyone to come and be part of the program. The organizers of the program have described the program as a life changing event that will that make a great impact on its attendees.

“All Nations Church, Dallas, Texas is actively involved in church planting globally. With international headquarters located at the Dallas TX under the able leadership of Apostle Courage Igene.

With a mission to raise the end time army for Christ, these 14 years of existence would showcase the goodness of God and where they have been coming from. The church is known to have built strong relationships, train and equip the people of God these past years. These are the things that the church would be celebrating”, Courage Igene concluded.

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Living A Better Story Launches 77Pray – Grow Closer to God

77Pray

Grow Closer to God

Today, Living A Better Story, Inc. announced the launch of 77Pray, a mobile application available on Android or Apple, to help people grow closer to God

In March, a group of 12 gathered… for the first Living A Better Story Intensive. In addition to a lot of transformation that occurred there for all of us… the 77Pray mobile application was born”

— Rich Blakeman

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Living A Better Story, Inc. announced the launch of 77Pray, a mobile application available on Android or Apple, to help people grow closer to God

77Pray was named after a very popular verse in the bible – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you, Matthew 7:7. And to learn more about why it was created, visit https://www.77pray.com/why77.

According to Rich Blakeman, Co-Founder of Living A Better Story, "In early March, a group of 12 of us gathered in a small town near Powder Mountain, Utah for the first Living A Better Story Intensive. In addition to a lot of transformation that occurred there for all of us, we helped one of our graduates raise nearly $10,000 to pay off student debt, and the 77Pray mobile application was born."

Since the first Living A Better Story event (www.LivingABetterStory.org), we've had over 50 guests on the Living A Better Story podcast to answer these (and more questions): What was your passion when you were younger? How does that relate to the kind of work you do today? What challenges have you faced in life (that you are comfortable sharing on the podcast), and how did they become a gift later in life? What role does faith play in your journey?

About 77Pray: 77Pray was purpose built to help you grow closer to God. Have you hit a plateau in life? Do you feel like no matter what you do, you just aren’t where you want to be? Feel like you are not connected to your God given purpose for your life? This program is for you.

Maybe you’ve attended mindset retreats, or read the latest self-help book, or burned your hard-earned cash for courses that promised to teach you the secret to success. Yet, you still fail to make any real progress. Why?

Here’s the real secret. God is the key. If you haven’t been purposeful about creating a relationship with God to talk to him and listen to the casual reply, then what are you waiting for.

About Living A Better Story: Living A Better Story is a 501c3 non-profit purpose built to help it's attendees complete their past and tell the truth about their current reality so that they can live a better story. At Living A Better Story, we have seen over and over again that by creating a relationship with God, and following his purpose for your life, we can indeed live a better story.

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Jade Romano (BYU Marriott School of Business) and Drew Fleming (Wabash College) Dare to Overcome

Jade Romano (BYU Marriott School of Business) and Drew Fleming (Wabash College) have been sponsored by their schools to help make Dare to Overcome happen

Jade Romano (BYU Marriott School of Business) and Drew Fleming (Wabash College) have been sponsored by their schools to help make Dare to Overcome happen

Dare to Overcome

Dare to Overcome

2021 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award Finalists

2021 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award Finalists

BYU Marriot School of Business and Wabash College support the Dare to Overcome (DTO) global initiative by providing top students as DTO Corporate Liaisons.

Jade Romano (BYU Marriott School of Business) & Drew Fleming (Wabash College) have been sponsored by their schools to help make Dare to Overcome happen. They're role models for the rising generation!”

— Dr. Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

WASHINGTON DC, TOKYO, July 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — BYU Marriot School of Business student Jade Romano and Wabash College student Drew Flemming are having the opportunity of a lifetime as corporate liaisons for the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s Dare to Overcome global initiative.

Jade is from Boston, Massachusetts, and is studying Marketing at the Marriott School, and Drew grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, before attending Wabash where he majors in Religion with a minor in Political Science.

“The opportunity for Jade Romero to intern with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation has been excellent,” said BYU Marriott Dean Brigitte Madrian. “Jade is a marketing major, and the experiences she is having as the Fortune 500 corporate liaison for the Dare to Overcome initiative are invaluable as she prepares for her future as a leader in both her professional and personal life. She has mentioned what a profound influence this amazing internship has already had on her. We’re grateful that the foundation worked with our summer experience program to provide this opportunity to help Jade gain such a meaningful and quality experience.”

“I was excited to hear that Drew is working this summer on RFBF’s ‘Dare to Overcome’ initiative,” said Wabash President Scott Feller. “Drew’s internship is supported by our new Wabash Public Policy Project, which provides our liberal-arts students opportunities to learn about the wide variety of nonprofits and civil society organizations doing important work in that sector. As Wabash continues to promote lifelong learning and civil discourse, our engaged students like Drew will graduate as informed and active citizens, ready to serve others.”

Dare to Overcome (DTO) is the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s global intersectionality conference, highlighting the ways diverse communities support and reinforce one another to build more inclusive workplaces and peaceful societies. Each day focuses on a different theme:

– Aug. 22: Social Justice, Equity and Religious Non-discrimination

– Aug. 23: Intersectionality Between Faith & Abilities Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

– Aug. 24: Business for Interfaith Understanding, Peace & Inclusion

DTO is the global convening point for faith-and-belief employee resource groups (ERGs). Members of these ERGs will gather virtually in support of their colleagues around the world and share best practices.

The United Nations Global Compact and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation are collaborators for DTO’s signature initiative, the Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award. Main sponsors include American Airlines and the Templeton Religion Trust.

DTO is held in the host city of the Paralympic Games: Rio 2016, Seoul/PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2021, as well as virtually due to the pandemic.

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Sally Hohnberger On Creating A Vision For Your Family

Sally Hohnberger sees a connected family as one that works together to build a strong team with everyone working together for the success of the family

Sally Hohnberger sees a connected family as one that works together to build a strong team with everyone working together for the success of the family

Sally Hohnberger believes A Mission Statement and Vision can also be translated into creating a connected family

OLATHE, , CO, USA, July 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first thing a person does before opening or financing a new business is to create a business plan that includes a mission statement and a vision for their new venture. As an active member of Empowered Living Ministries, Sally Hohnberger believes these same principles can also be translated into creating a connected family.

Sally Hohnberger on the benefits of a family vision

What is a connected family?
Sally Hohnberger sees a connected family as one that works together to build a strong team with everyone working together for the success of the family. This means fostering bonds of trust and building a family culture that embraces honest communication and open dialogue.

A connected family will respect each individual's interests, goals, and plans. But, Sally Hohnberger also believes in the principles of Empowered Living Ministries, where a connected family will have a well-defined structure. This includes a strong foundation based on spiritual principles, and one where the parents take the role as leaders.

How to create a family vision
Sally Hohnberger describes a family vision simply and purely. It is a set of family and individual goals that are worked towards individually and collectively. This vision must take into account each member's unique personality. Where one child is very adventurous and active, another may love to read and enjoy simple outings with the family.

Without pre planning or a family vision, it may be difficult to meet the needs of these two distinct family personalities. LIkewise, each parent will also have their strengths and deficits when it comes to finances, supervision, teaching, nurturing, and much more.

So, why not sit together as a family, and separately as parents, to create a family vision. This will include hard choices such as family rules that should not be broken.

Your family vision is projected publicly
This is one of the greatest benefits of having a family vision – that is, it states to your friends, extended family, and associates your family's distinct culture, according to Sally Hohnberger. And this is accomplished without words or material possessions, but with actions.

How guests that enter your home are treated, how your children initiate friendships at school, how your family spends their spare time, and how well everyone accomplishes work and school life can all be tied back to your family's vision.

Consider the mission statement of Empowered Living Ministries, which includes this excerpt:

"It was the mission of Jesus not only to reconcile men to God, but also to empower them to live a new life. Likewise, it is our mission to direct all to a full reconciliation with God through His Son, finding there the power to live a godly life and build an empowered marriage, family, and home."

Sally Hohnberger knows there is power available from God, to all, to live a godly life. But, it doesn't come by happenstance. Take the time to create a vision for your family. Talk about it and expect everyone to live by it. Be always ready to make adjustments or follow different paths as guided by a loving Heavenly Father.

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‘Lives and Minds of C.W. Männe BINGE’ Releases Chapter 32 Time and Forgetting

Time and Forgetting leads to Foregiveness...

I am a Tiger as much as I am a Butterfly…”

— C.W. Männe

PULAU DEWATA, REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, July 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brainiac Productions LLC, Christopher William Mahne, and Sir David Michael Robinson today announced the release of Chapter 32 Time and Forgetting from ‘Lives and Minds of C.W. Männe BINGE’ on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and audio content on Soundcloud along with special SFX video content on YouTube and IGTV.

As the story proceeds to its ending, this chapter deals with C.W. returning and carrying the wooden cup with the moon’s reflection inside, but along the path, he is being guided by A BUTTERFLY, which he calls THE BRIGHTLY DANCING SHERPA. THE BUTTERFLY is the symbol of Ayahuasca. The fact that it is LEADING HIM, is an homage to the power of the medicine, to take you where you never thought you could go. In this chapter, C.W. must decide between CARNAL PLEASURE AND DEATH….OR, SPIRITUAL BIRTH… He chooses SPIRITUAL BIRTH, narrowly escaping his own lower nature…and drinking from the cup…

Sir David commented “Sometimes when you’re writing a piece, you start with a title. Other times it comes to you. We had long discussions about how interesting it was that 'Time and Forgetting' were both a poison and the cure in C.W.'s life. He has been punished and healed by both. His father’s voice whispers to him from the deep with just these words 'Time and Forgetting' over and again… C.W.'s ability to pull these types of insights from his life is why we wrote BINGE and wanted to share the story with the world. As he often says to me, “We don’t suffer from how much we know, but how little we are able to forget.”

Mahne stated simply "I am a Tiger as much as I am a Butterfly…"

The Grangita is "Pachamama Love Orgy."

Book reviewers, bloggers, journalists, and other media contacts who would like to receive a copy and/or schedule an interview with the authors can email inquiries.

Click here to get a Free Audible copy of ‘Lives and Minds of C.W. Männe BINGE.’

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Lives and Minds of C.W. Männe: BINGE – Chapter 32 – Time and Forgetting


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European Cultural Foundation Pro Europa awards Religions for Peace the European Culture Prize

Awardees of the European Culture Prize including Dr. Azza Karam on Screen

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The city of Lindau, the Bregenz Festival, the Boswiler Summer and the international organization Religions for Peace will be awarded the European Culture Prize, announced by the Pro Europa Cultural Foundation based in Basel on Friday, 30 July in Lindau. The festive award ceremony of the European Culture Prize will take place in October.

As Tilo Braune, President of the European Cultural Foundation Pro Europa, announced, will the city of Lindau (Germany) receive the European Culture Prize for outstanding cultural achievements. The Bregenz Festival (Austria) will be honored for its outstanding artistic young talent program and the Boswiler Summer and the Künstlerhaus Boswil (Switzerland) will receive the European Culture Project Prize. In addition, the world's largest multi-religious non-governmental organization Religions for Peace (based in New York City) is awarded the European culture prize "Pro Humanitate".

The aim of the European Cultural Foundation Pro Europa is to give impulses to the lively dialogue between the European states and religions and to contribute to a policy-accompanying, trust-building and communication-promoting cultural exchange in Europe. Through which the importance of the cultural diversity and the creative independence of the European states and regions will be highlighted.

In the past, artists such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann, Kurt Masur, Armin Müller-Stahl, Iris Berben and Anne-Sophie Mutter have received the award, but also personalities such as Michail Gorbatschow, Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

"The European Cultural Foundation Pro Europa honors the remarkable activities in the area around Lake Constance, which have received a special boost in recent years, with three of its awards" said Tilo Braune, President of the European Cultural Foundation when the award winners were announced in Lindau. “Both the city of Lindau with its highly active cultural office, the Bregenz Festival, which has especially committed to cultural and musical education programs for young people, and the Boswil Summer, which has brought young talents and world stars together through music during the 20 years of its existence, have deserved outstanding recognition.

As one of the awardees, Religions for Peace has been committed to universal responsibility for peace for decades and has placed the interweaving of global well-being and multilateral international understanding at the core center of its work in a very unique way, " explained the President of the Foundation.

The laureates learned about the award with great joy: The Secretary General of Religions for Peace, Prof. Azza Karam, sent a message of greetings from New York: “Religions for Peace is grateful for this gracious and prestigious gift of acknowledgement. This award honours a mission of over half a century which is even more powerfully relevant today: when faiths (institutions, leaders, communities, individuals) work together for the common good, our universe will be at peace"

Further Information:
Contact Suzanne Toma
stoma@rfp.org

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OG OMyth Manifests Something Beautiful

Certificate of Perseverance 7/30/2021

Certificate of Perseverance 7/30/2021

OG OMyth

OG OMyth

Manifest Something Beautiful

Manifest Something Beautiful

Manifest Something Beautiful is an independent entertainment company. Their goal is to send meaningful messages that resonate with their fans.

If you aren't trying to manifest beauty then what are you doing bringing about destruction? Join us on our never-ending journey to Manifest Something Beautiful”

— OG OMyth

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Coming from New York, more specifically the Bronx, OG Omyth grew up in the thick of the mix. Immersed in the culture of hip-hop from the place where it began. Starting off into graffiti, which led him to music, everything from the clothing to the lingo, he soaked up the game. The streets pulled him in, and his art was replaced with the all too familiar grind, which took him to spend a decade behind the concrete walls and cyclone fences that house so many stricken with poverty. Along the way, he met many men who shared the vision to build a better life and uplift the youth pulled into the streets. Manifest Something Beautiful was born. An independent entertainment company. Their goal is to send meaningful messages that resonate with their fans. Some of artists that make up Manifest Something Beautiful are: OG Omyth, Army Blaque, K Most, Skunk, Johnny Alkada, and Shawn Kain. That is why Designed Conviction worked with them to launch their first digital release “Certificate of Perseverance”. This project has great meaning and consists of seven songs, one of them being “Nobody Wins”.

Written and produced by OG Omyth and Army Blaque, Nobody Wins, is a heartfelt song that depicts a relationship of two lifelong neighborhood friends, OG Omyth and G-Mak, who became a rap duo. At some point life happened, and each had to maneuver life changes and familial responsibilities. G-Mak started a career in the workforce, while Omyth was put on pause with injury. Eventually OG Omyth began to create. Once he was ready to get things moving again, G-Mak was still otherwise occupied. OG Omyth began to question when their next project was coming, but he knew G-Mak was occupied mentally elsewhere. Fans assumed the duo were broken up, so Omyth made this song to relay that they were not in fact broken up but on a hiatus of sorts. The last project was titled Beats and Bars Premium Quality Volume 1, delivered on a mix-drive replacing yesteryears mixtape that fans favored, making them eager for more. Acclaimed as a classic by some, volume 2 was eagerly anticipated. OG Omyth could not provide this highly requested follow-up due to G-Mak’s current time and energy being occupied by his current career choice.

In the meantime, OG Omyth continued to work on several projects, always leaving room within the projects for G-Mak to add his gifts to the work. OG Omyth would do this by always prefacing his introduction with “one half of the legendary group OG Audio”, letting his partner and the world know he was awaiting his return and was ready for it. This one song of many from OG Omyth, earning a symbolic “Certificate of Perseverance,” would manifest itself as the title of this current EP.

About OG OMyth

OG OMyth is an emcee from the Bronx who started rapping in the early 90’s. His career path was abruptly halted by poor choices and street life. Said choices ultimately landed him a 9 ½-year bid in VA Correctional facilities.

Upon exiting the penal system in 2004 he reunited with a childhood friend, Skunk SK Oner, and began to work on music. SK was responsible for recording his first project ever; A mixtape which contained a series of rhymes written while in prison as part of a rap group called Prisoners of Conflict. He made a promise to fellow inmates that he would come home and name the project Wreck Yard Rhymes Vol. 1.

During this time, the commander in chief of the group, Lamar “Nature Boy DNL” Chapman committed suicide in 2005 which sparked the next project titled The Separation, which was a collection of dark songs that reflected his emotional state at that time, released in 2008. This release did not meet expectations presumably due its overly dark nature. At that time Omyth contemplated retirement over the next several years.

Then in 2012 he formed a group with G-Mak a.k.a Mak Laimbeer presently known as the legendary group OG Audio. Their first debut was a mix-drive titled Beats and Bars: Premium Quality Vol.1 in 2014. Its success was short lived due to the murder of Omyth’s first-born son in 2015 due to a domestic dispute involving his son’s mother and her new husband. Once again Omyth contemplated giving up, but instead used it as fuel and formed what the world knows today as MSB – Manifest Something Beautiful L.L.C.., alongside SK. Omyth then immortalized his son’s favorite self portrait as part of the company logo to intertwine his most beautiful manifestations.

MSB has now produced his latest project Certificate of Perseverance which is in stark contrast to the dark tones of his previous release. This project represents all that is possible when you stay the course, come to terms with your humanity embodying the phrase “each one, teach one” dropping gems to the youth and reminding us all that never is not an option for your dreams.

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Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Re-dedicates Worship Building in Surrey, BC Amid Pandemic

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Iglesia Ni Cristo church officers and members in front of the house of worship in Surrey, BC, for a memorable group photo, hours before the worship service to be officiated by the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo Manalo, via live streaming from Manila, Philippines.

INC chapel in Surrey, BC, was recently renovated and expanded to accommodate the growing number of INC members. It was among the worship edifices rededicated to God by Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo Manalo, in a worship service via live streaming from Manila, PHL.

Members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Surrey, BC, after the worship service led by the INC Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, via live streaming from Manila, Philippines.

Another beautiful house of worship in Canada renovated by Iglesia Ni Cristo brings their total worship buildings completed during pandemic to 143 worldwide.

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, July 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Despite the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ), an international religious organization, overcame all impediments and completed the renovation of a house of worship in Surrey, BC.

The church building, formerly owned by the Surrey Pentecostal Assembly, was purchased for approximately $2.3 million in October 2002 by the INC through voluntary contributions from its members. It then went through renovations to meet INC worship building standards and was first dedicated on October 11, 2003.

As for the INC congregation itself, it was established in June 1996. Hence, the INC in Surrey has been part of the community for the past 25 years.

The 328-seater worship building, located at 15145 68 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 2B8, once again opened its doors while adhering to current government restrictions. Via live video streaming from the Philippines, INC Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo led a special worship gathering on July 24 to mark the 107th Anniversary of the INC, which re-emerged in the Philippines on July 27, 1914. The gathering also served to simultaneously dedicate several houses of worship in different parts of the world, including the newly renovated chapel in Surrey. To date, 143 worship buildings have been built and renovated during this time of the pandemic.

Despite unavoidable delays due to COVID-19 restrictions, the project officially received its Fire Safety Renovation Permit from the Surrey Fire Department in January 2020 and its Demolition Permit from the City of Surrey in July 2020. More than $1.3 million worth of renovations went into beautifying the property, all through the voluntary contributions of INC members.

District Minister of British Columbia, Brother Moriel Cadacio explained the importance of houses of worship. “It is important for us inside the Church Of Christ to beautify the house of worship because it is the house of our Almighty God. His name dwells in the house of worship, and we would like to give honor and glory to our Almighty God. It is for the worship service to our Almighty Father. That is the reason we did everything, through prayers, striving hard, with all the brethren helping so that the renovation would be completed although there were hindrances along the way.”

During the renovation, the facade was demolished and rebuilt in accordance with the INC’s architectural design, including the adding of three steeples that are prominent in worship buildings worldwide. The building went through extensive upgrades and fitted with a new, expanded raised podium and choir loft, redesigned ceiling, modernized lighting system in the sanctuary, and a balcony on the second floor to accommodate more worshipers. Stairs were built, one on each side of the foyer. Sanctuary windows were replaced in offices and rooms.

Other upgrades were also done in the building’s facilities. An automatic standby generator was also placed, while a new intrusion system, a security video system, a brand-new organ, and audio and video systems were also installed. Volunteers worked on the exterior of the worship building which was finished with a completely new stucco wall. An open concrete walkway and canopy on one side of the building leading to the podium were also added. Finally, concrete walkways were built to facilitate exits to the front and rear doors of the sanctuary.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo was first registered in the Philippines on July 27, 1914 by its first Executive Minister, Brother Felix Y. Manalo. After 107 years, it has spread to 158 countries and territories with its members belonging to 147 nationalities and races.

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King Husein, CEO of Span Construction, has critical role in countering rising tide of restrictions on religious freedom

King Husein, Chairman and CEO of Span Construction & Engineering

King Husein, Chairman and CEO of Span Construction & Engineering

Corporate Pledge

Corporate Pledge

2021 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award Finalists

2021 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Award Finalists

CEO King Husein is one of the world's leading business champions of interfaith understanding and religious freedom.

Commitment to my faith has enabled me to establish core principles to guide my business from its inception. These core principles became the foundation upon which I built my company.”

— King Husein, Chairman and CEO of Span Construction & Engineering

WASHINGTON DC, TOKYO, July 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — King Husein, Chairman and CEO of Span Construction & Engineering, has played a critical role addressing the rising global tide of restrictions on religious freedom. Span Construction, the largest steel construction company in the world and exclusive builder of Costco stores worldwide.

King’s efforts range from helping found the South Asian Consortium for Religion and Law Studies, to helping kick off the first-ever Business Roundtable to advance International Religious Freedom during the 2019 UN General Assembly in New York City. In diverse venues such as the Horasis Global Conference in Portugal and the IRF Summit in Washington DC, King shares how religious ethics benefit business.

His advocacy also looks toward the next generation by his helping launch an initiative at BYU Hawaii to equip students from across Asia to know how to advance religious freedom when they return home.

"It is a true honor for us to recognize one of the world's leading business champions of interfaith understanding and religious freedom," said Dr. Brian Grim, President of the  Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, "and we wholeheartedly congratulate King as a finalist for the 2021 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards."

A concrete sign of King's commitment is that his company's "About" page prominently features his official pledge to protect the freedom of all who work in the company to practice their faith and beliefs.

Reflecting on the values that guide his business in a to-be published manuscript on faith@work, King Husein shares:

"I love President Abraham Lincoln’s statement: “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”

"This summarizes how I strive always to keep my commitments in all aspects of my life. True success comes with preparation, opportunities, hard work, and relying on the Lord. Without a doubt, I know I can accomplish more with the help of God than I can on my own."

"Commitment to my faith has enabled me to establish core principles to guide my business from its inception. These core principles became the foundation upon which I built my company. They are ingrained in the culture of my company. Culture defines my company, and my religion defines me. Not only does my religion defines me, it also sustains me in my business, as I know it does for so many of my employees. Providing a workplace where we can bring our faith with us to work makes for a better workplace and a more successful business!"

King Husein is competing for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal, which will be announced and awarded on Aug. 24 virtually at Dare to Overcome. Dare to Overcome is the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s global intersectionality conference, highlighting the ways diverse communities support and reinforce one another to build more inclusive workplaces and peaceful societies.

Background on the Awards

The Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards are presented biennially by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, a US-based nonprofit, in cooperation with the United Nations Global Compact’s Business for Peace initiative. The foundation helps educate the global business community about how religious freedom is good for business and how they can promote respect for freedom of religion or belief.

The awards are held in tandem with the opening of the Paralympic Games, including previously being held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and in Seoul in 2018. This year they will be held during RFBF’s Dare to Overcome event, Aug. 22-24, 2021, both virtually worldwide and in-person in Tokyo (due to pandemic restrictions, limited to those already in Japan) .

In the short video below, the global chair of the Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards, Dr. Brian Grim (also president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation), shares the inspiration for these awards, followed by brief reflections by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

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The Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards were held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Seoul in 2018. They move to Tokyo in 2021.


Source: EIN Presswire