Bishop Thomas Masters: Activist and Advocate

Bishop Thomas Masters

Bishop Thomas Masters

President Barack Obama with Bishop Thomas Masters

President Barack Obama with Bishop Thomas Masters

Bishop Thomas Masters is one example of an individual who has achieved many things in different fields; contributing to the world in a variety of capacities

RIVIERA BEACH, FL, USA, March 3, 2021 / — Bishop Thomas Masters: Contributing to the World
Bishop Thomas Masters was the former long-term mayor of the city of Riviera Beach for 12 years. He has been the Pastor of the New Macedonia Baptist Church for the last 34 years and currently the International Ambassador of the World Conference of Mayors.

Also, Bishop Thomas Masters hosts X 102.3's South Florida Sundays, along with friends. It is a top-rated news show in the area that airs at 6:30 a.m. every Sunday. It is on along with the gospel music program. The show concentrates on cultural and civic matters and community affairs events and issues that apply to the radio station's entire coverage area. Bishop Thomas Masters combines information and humor to create a very wholesome and entertaining news show for listeners in the area.

Bishop Thomas Masters has served as mayor of Riviera Beach for longer than anyone else in recent history. He always made sure to do his best to allow every resident to have a voice. Bishop Thomas Masters often repeated the following mantra: "Let the people speak." This mantra was not only central to his political career but also other pursuits throughout his life. This belief drove his activities when he worked as a firebrand preacher and a community activist. Even now, it continues to endure as he is the international ambassador of the World Conference of Mayors.

Bishop Thomas Masters came to Riviera Beach in 1987 to lead New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. When he was working as an activist pastor, Bishop Thomas Masters obtained a private meeting with Pope John Paul II, in which they discussed juvenile crime issues. In addition to a lengthy political career, he has served for a very long time with the church and has been the originator of dozens of community initiatives. Among these are Job Fairs' hosting, the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs, and the Riviera Beach Senior Discount Program. Bishop Thomas Masters has contributed to his community in a variety of ways that continue to help people, including commissioning a mural for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Additionally, Bishop Thomas Masters has given free bicycles to children through his church. This is one of many programs that he has instituted in order to help people in the community.

Essentially, Bishop Thomas Masters is one great example of how an individual can be extremely well-rounded and pursue a variety of interests during life. Also, Bishop Thomas Masters has shown people that it is possible to contribute to the world in a variety of positive ways and leave many marks rather than just one. He is well-recognized and respected by all of the people whom he has helped.

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Mailing List Website has prepared new set of valuable marketing data points. Lutheran Donors For Fund Raising Campaigns

Lutheran Donors Database For Fundraising

Lutheran Donors For Fundraising Campaigns

The United States is a country based on religious faith. As the generations have passed, this has remained a vital cornerstone of the nation, Lutheran Donors

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, March 3, 2021 / — Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing is a company that is committed to helping other businesses and organizations such as charities and religious groups to reach their full potential. Some groups may benefit from reaching out to other companies, finding data such as business postal mailing lists valuable in selling to or working with the B2B community.

Other groups, however, take a traditional approach that targets the general public, but even then, the idea of the "general public" in 21st century America is a broad swathe of different age groups, lifestyles, and even religious faiths. Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing also services this need with various assorted consumer postal mailing lists. These lists are differentiated by need and metrics. People looking for contacts in a specific region can be served. Still, people looking for a particular demographic, such as an age range, ethnicity, religious faith, or even income and investment potential, can get that kind of detail.

The Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing Beginning
Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing was initially just an idea conceived by a disabled American veteran. Once the obligations to protect the country had been completed, the next stage was to help that country grow its economy further. The best way to do that was to assist the businesses. This meant starting a marketing firm in the hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. The company's commitment to clients and quality results yielded steady business growth and a sterling reputation. Now that same company has a staff with a combined total of over 50 years of experience in the marketing industry.

Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing first went into operations before the widespread adoption of digital marketing. This meant it had an opportunity to learn essential lessons about physical logistics in the direct mail industry and the value of data compilation and proper vetting and curation. These early lessons made Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing's growth a smooth, efficient transition to the digital space when the time came and digital marketing had proven itself ready for prime time.

Currently, Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing operates at a greatly expanded scope and scale. While Las Vegas, Nevada continues to be serviced, the company's range now spreads to the entire continental USA, including other states like Alaska and Hawaii. North America as a whole is now also accessible for business opportunities, such as those looking to enter the Mexico market. And even international databases and business opportunities are now available, such as those wishing to cross the Atlantic and make inroads to countries like France in Europe.

Faith Is Alive & Well In America, But Scattered
Freedom to worship was one of the primary reasons the United States came to be, and as a result, it is a sacred right in the country. However, the United States faces the same challenges as any other modern nation, with a secular population, co-existence with other faiths, and, of course, unforeseen crises, such as the COVID-10 pandemic. As a result, worship can sometimes be challenging, and even maintaining a religious community presents difficulties.

Technology, however, can present solutions to these challenges. Virtual online religious services, for example, are a safe way for even vulnerable demographics like the elderly to continue worship. The Lutheran virtual choir, as one example, is a way for people to enjoy music while at the same time expressing their religious faith, and it all occurs safely. However, it also presents opportunities for groups, such as businesses, charities, and other philanthropic organizations, to reach the religious demographic.

Finding The Right Donors
People who view or participate in the Lutheran virtual choir and other similar faith services, both online and not, are a prime audience for specific products, services, and, perhaps most important of all, acts of charity. Charity is one of the Christian foundation concepts and is usually tightly associated with a more substantial interest in maintaining religious faith and following faith events, such as the Lutheran virtual choir.
However, as expected from virtual events and other carefully organized religious activities, people need to be accessible. This means they volunteer information about themselves and express an interest in faith-related activities, such as donating to charities. And that means this information is available to those groups that want to reach this demographic.

Maximize Your Demographic Potential
If you have a charity or other interest in need of active donors, or even deep-pocket donors, Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing has in-depth databases with contact information for a variety of different donors at different levels. These lists are comprehensive, current, and ethically legally collected.

If you're ready to start reaching out to these groups but aren't quite sure what the best approach is, assistance can be provided here as well. Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing can provide turnkey direct mail solutions that guide the unfamiliar through all the direct mail process steps. From concept stage to actual design, sourcing printers for the material, and finally, putting those mailing lists to good use, there's help at every step.

Additional contact data can also be acquired and used, like mailing addresses, email for digital marketing, telephone numbers for telemarketing, and even SMS/Text messaging numbers. Just contact Sprint Data Solutions Worldwide Marketing. We can get you the information and assistance you need to grow your business. When you work with us, you're supporting an American company owned and operated by a disabled veteran.

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How One Man Overcame his Drug Addictions by Faith

121 Book and Movie Front Cover

Burton Barr Jr. Prison Ministry Banquet

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In his new book and documentary, “121: Overcoming Drug Addiction by Faith”, Burton Barr Jr. details how he climbed from rock bottom to full recovery.

SAINT LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES, March 3, 2021 / — At the age of 20, Burton Barr Jr. was held down by a group of friends while they injected heroin into his veins, which started his 22-year drug addiction. At the height of his addiction and during his darkest hour, his father came to him. He didn't start preaching at Barr, telling him that he needed to quit. He didn't talk about the hurt and the pain that Barr was causing his family. He didn't even tell Barr about the damage that he was doing to himself. He just opened the Bible to a certain scripture, gave it to Barr and told him to read that scripture every morning before he left home. The scripture was Psalms 121.

“One day after work, I also overdosed on heroin but was lucky I wasn’t alone when it happened. There were a few of us in my apartment at the time. I pressed the needle into my vein and allowed the heroin take over. My legs became weak as I fell back against the wall. The next thing I remember was waking up on the couch. Someone said Poopy shot some salt in my arm to bring me out of it. I never would’ve thought that a guy named Poopy would be the one that God used to save my life.”

“121” details how Burton Barr Jr. overcame his addiction to heroin, cocaine, crack and alcohol by learning to harness and live out the words of the 121st Psalm.

Select Excerpt from “121”
I had to make some drastic changes in my life. Asking God to deliver me from drugs was one thing but there were some things that I had to do for myself:
1) Stop hanging out with my old crowd. How could I expect to stop using drugs if I was constantly surrounding myself with other addicts and dealers?
2) Surround myself with positive people. Positive people are those who are trying to make something of themselves — Not the players, hustlers and cons that I used to hang out with. The problem was, I didn’t know any. At least not any that wanted to have anything to do with me. So, I decided to leave Chicago and moved to St. Louis. I knew a lot of people that were in the drug game there, but I stayed away from them. It wasn’t easy, but I was determined to make it this time.
3) Never give up. I kept getting penny-ante jobs but every time they found out about my background or criminal record, I was fired. Still, I refused to give up! I kept getting other jobs until finally I found one that didn’t care about my past. With the help of my mother and some of my other relatives, I was able to make it.

At one point in time, Barr was addicted to heroin, cocaine, and crack and overdosed several times. “I’m simply one man who was strung out on every drug that you can imagine, overdosed at least four times and, by the grace of God, climbed my way from rock bottom to sobriety and now live a life filled with joy and purpose.”

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Burton Barr Jr. speaks at prisons, churches and schools and serves as a Missouri State Opioid Response consultant to help prevent opioid overdose deaths. Barr is a member of the Criminal Justice Commission for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. and has earned both Bachelor and Master Degrees in Christian Education from Western Baptist Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree for his work in prison reform and criminal justice. Barr is also certified to teach Prison Ministry by the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention.

Title: 121: Overcoming Drug Addiction by Faith
Author: Burton Barr Jr.
ISBN: 978-1-7358914-0-8; 166 Pages
Pub. Date: 3/5/2021; Kindle and Trade Paperback
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ChristsWays Announces New Online Store Reinforces Christian Values

Christ's Ways reinforces Christian values in the home.

ChristsWays launches its online website to facilitate people who believe in God and Jesus Christ's teachings to refresh their faith in the bible.

My husband and I wanted to find a way to help reinforce God's word in the home.”

— Suzanne McKenzie

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, USA, March 3, 2021 / — ChristsWays, a website that upholds the values of Jesus Christ taught, announces a new website. The new website is available at It offers a wide range of products to recharge faith in the bible and Jesus Christ teaching. ChristsWay's founder said, "The way we think and act depends on what we learn and watch in our life. In everyday life, we find many reading and shows that contain full of foul language, sex, and violence. We can find them in the book we read, on the internet, on the television shows, and many more. Those things can have a negative impact on us and our family. At we offer quality Christian books and bibles, movies, apparel products that will recharge your soul on faith in the bible. We believe with a good reading and Christian movies, it will reshape your way of thinking and attitude in your daily life."

ChristsWays website showcases three product categories: Christian Books and Bibles, Christian Movies On DVD, and Christian Apparel. In the Christian Books and Bibles section, ChristsWays offers many Christian books and bible titles. The Christian books and bibles are the best way to recharge and feed the soul, and the website provides the best selection of Christian books and bibles, whether for adults or children.

Parents teach good behavior, attitudes, and morals to their children. Unfortunately, sometimes their children are badly influenced by friends and the environment outside their home. This lousy influence caused the relationship with their family to become disharmonious. ChristsWays is a one-stop Christian shopping place providing good reading and shows materials. They also offer a wide range of Christian movies with a good storyline, teach kindness, and do not contain graphic violence, foul language, and bad habits.

Besides books and movies, ChristsWays also has an apparel collection. ChristsWays online store provides fashionable apparel for Men, Women, and Children. Each clothing is designed with quotes of Christian value and is made of high-quality materials. This way, it is ideal for wearing daily, whether at homes, shopping, or schools.

About ChristsWays
ChristsWays is a one-stop place for Christian products. Their main products include Christian books & bibles, God movies on DVD, and Christian apparels. All of ChristsWays's products reinforce Christianity values like Christ-like behavior, Faith, Trust, Honesty, Healthy social relationships, Positive emotional life changes, and many more. For more information and change your life with Christian Values, please visit

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Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator Jennifer Luciana to be Featured on Close Up Radio

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 3, 2021 / — Ever wonder what animals would say if they could talk? Would they ask to spend more time with us? Ask for good food? Affection? Fresh air? They would likely say that they want us to be responsible for their health, and most importantly, that they want us to be happy. It’s commonly understood that animals behave according to their environment, so when we’re happy, they’re happy too.

Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator Jennifer Luciana never wonders what animals are thinking. She can talk to them, just like Dr. Dolittle.

How, one might ask, is that possible? Is it real? The answer is yes. As a Medium and Communicator Jennifer has the ability to connect with their energy, as well as the energy of those who have passed away, to deliver feelings, concerns and messages that they want to convey in the hopes of bettering our relationship with them and addressing their needs.

“Every soul holds energy,” Jennifer explains. “Over the years I have read many souls, human and animal, each unique in their own way. The messages that come through always seem to have one common thread: healing. The sole purpose of my work is to act as a catalyst and facilitator for healing in whatever way possible. I only want to be helpful.”

For those of us here in the present, our pets, or souls who have passed away, communication always comes down to spiritual healing so that our souls may grow and move closer to peace and happiness.

“Healing comes in many forms,” says Jennifer. “Sometimes we need the comfort of hearing from a beloved soul that has passed away. Sometimes that’s an animal, sometimes it’s human. Other times we need to get a clear understanding of our pets’ needs, so that we can strengthen or improve our relationship with them. Animals, I can tell you for sure, are far ahead of us energetically. They sense everything and are waiting for us to catch up.”

All of Jennifer’s work can be done virtually. All she needs are two photographs of the animal or person where the eyes are very clear, and she connects with the soul through the eyes. Her greatest joy in the work she does, she says, is being able to help a family reunite with a lost animal.

“Lost pet recovery is heartbreaking work,” says Jennifer. “Those days of not knowing if your pet is still alive, or if they are ok, are incredibly painful. If I can be a part of getting a lost pet back home with their family, well, that’s an honor and a blessing.”

Jennifer also helps families with the excruciating decision of when to say goodbye to pets who are suffering.

“People want to know if they are doing the right thing,” says Jennifer. “They often ask, how can we make their passing dignified and peaceful? I am very proud of being able to make that process as smooth as possible. They ask about humans who have passed away as well. ‘Did I make the right choices? Were they OK with how we laid them to rest?’”

Giving people answers to those types of questions is what gives her a great sense of purpose, Jennifer says. “The gift of peace of mind is invaluable.”

Close Up Radio will feature Jennifer Luciana in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on March 5th at 12pm EST

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Tackling Tough Issues: Accompanying the Dying

In today’s culture, when life’s inevitable end is often hidden and denied, Joan breaks open closed doors by sharing what she learned from her patients during 12 years as a hospital chaplain.

In today’s culture, when life’s inevitable end is often hidden and denied, Joan breaks open closed doors by sharing what she learned from her patients during 12 years as a hospital chaplain.

Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the School for Christian Faith and Leadership Hosts a Two-part Series of Virtual Talks about what Dying People Need.

I have been privileged to be present with hundreds of people as they neared death. Drawing from what they taught me, my goal is to help others who want to support a loved one who is dying.”

— Chaplain Joan P. Maxwell

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the newly launched School for Christian Faith and Leadership hosts a two-part series of virtual talks with Chaplain Joan P. Maxwell about what dying people need.

In this time of Covid, the reality of death and dying is more openly discussed. But for some, the prospect of being with a dying friend or family member can bring up debilitating feelings of inadequacy and fear, sometimes so strong that they find excuses to stay away.

What do dying people need? What gets in their way? And what gets in our way? How can we find a sufficiently quiet place within ourselves to enable us to be present to the dying person as a source of comfort?

Join Chaplain Joan Maxwell as she explores these vital questions in a two-part zoom series in partnership with the School for Christian Faith and Leadership. Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Click here to register for the free virtual event.

In today’s culture, when life’s inevitable end is often hidden and denied, Joan breaks open closed doors by sharing what she learned from her patients during 12 years as a hospital chaplain.

"I have been privileged to be present with hundreds of people as they neared death," Maxwell says. "Drawing from what they taught me, my goal is to help others who want to support a loved one who is dying.”

About the School for Christian Faith and Leadership
Launched in September of 2020 as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the School for Christian Faith and Leadership offered 18 courses and served over 700 people in its first few months. With a mission to inspire, equip, connect, and empower the people of God for faithful life and leadership, the program offerings aim to help participants to find their spark, connect to the wholeness of the human experience, strengthen their communities of care and justice, and reckon with our history of racism.

“We are slated for about 10-12 course offerings per quarter, ranging from nuts and bolts of how to run a church, to broader issues on spirituality, and everything in-between,” says the school’s director The Rev. Jenifer Gamber.

“My hope for this school is that it is a bearer of Jesus’ love in the world, a catalyst for flourishing in life for all people and their faith communities,” Rev. Gamber continued. “As humans, we all share a common quest for meaning and purpose in life, and this school is here to help equip people to find that meaning and to live as full human beings as God has created us to be.”

About Author & Speaker Joan P. Maxwell
Joan Paddock Maxwell was trained and served as a chaplain in three acute-care hospitals in the Washington, DC area. For six years as the palliative care chaplain at George Washington University Hospital, she served patients with life-threatening illnesses. Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life’s End, Maxwell’s recently released memoir, serves as the inspiration for her talks and editorial contributions. The memoir tells intimate true stories of people coming to terms with their final days and offers stirring behind-the-scenes accounts of the many ways patients, their families and friends, and hospital staff all deal with death and dying. She received a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary and was endorsed as a hospital chaplain by the Episcopal Church. Visit

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Marter for Congress Campaign Launching Grassroots Effort to Unseat Kinzinger

James Marter with House Freedom Caucus Member Congressman Jim Jordan

House Freedom Caucus Member Congressman Jim Jordan (left) with James Marter

Illinois voters want representation over media hype

OSWEGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — Marter for Congress kicked off a grassroots campaign in February, with an interview on Sirius XM's Patriot Channel. The host said of Marter, "…you have here a serious primary candidate who's running on a juxtaposed set of principles to Adam Kinzinger. If you want Kinzinger out, don't complain about it, support the primary challenger."

With the race picking up attention, James Marter explains, "The Republicans will not have a big tent by embracing failed Democrat ideas. That's a betrayal of our base and looks weak and uninspiring to everyone else. Instead, I believe we'll become that big tent party by inviting in Democrats and Independents who are tired of being ruled by failed Democrat leaders. These are the new Republicans and it's exciting to see them uniting around conservatism. They really just needed to know they're welcome and they are, in my campaign."

New developments further confirm that grassroots is a winning strategy for the Marter Campaign. A "media darling" has entered the race, risking a split of the conservative vote. Marter confidently points out the disparity between Illinois voters and the D.C. Consultant Class and the "local media echo chamber."

"While I watched the House Freedom Caucus press conference on the radical Equality Act this week, a supporter of mine was posting on social media, clips from my debates when I ran in IL Congressional District 14. I had a good, informed answer about the Equal Rights Amendment. The person who has now entered this race, didn’t even recognize it by name. This is a major issue that affects a wide swath of conservative positions, from globally funding abortion to keeping custody of your children, to who belongs in girls’ sports and the religious freedoms of people of all faiths. We can’t be represented by people who don’t know the issues.”

"Some conservative media outlets and celebrity activists will have to do some soul searching about how they assess candidates," says Marter. The working and newly unemployed people of Illinois, no longer look at politics as a sporting event. It's a life and death struggle, literally, and people are very worried about the economy, their safety and their freedoms being taken away. They don't want a movie star or a party-switcher. They want a serious candidate who knows the issues and will protect them from government overreach.

No matter what you think of President Trump, a Marter candidacy holds the promise of proactive work to undo the Radical Left agenda and advance conservative principles of freedom, safety, prosperity and unity. Furthermore, picking someone who "can win" based on ethnicity, gender or money alone, is a failed process, says Marter. Instead, we're running on principles that create a rising tide of freedom and opportunity for all. Those are things that can unite us. They already would have if it weren’t for elements in the media and Democrats working so hard to divide us.

People are exhausted with politics. It's shallow and crooked and that's why it produces the wrong results. I'm injecting something else, that's neither shallow nor crooked. It's called principled conservatism. Illinois is dead last in a lot of things and it's not because of Republican policies. We don't want to export these things to the federal government any more than we already have and we don’t want to send someone who’ll get eaten in the D.C. Swamp and have no effect. Neither inexperience nor “leftist lite” will accomplish great things for America.

“At some point, We The People must reject the failed methodologies for picking candidates and put our support behind someone who has the knowledge and fortitude to bring about real change. I'm that candidate and you'll find me at ."

James Marter, a graduate of Purdue University, is a small business owner of a professional ERP software and consulting company, with a national and international practice and 34 years of experience. He is a life-long Republican and Chairman of the Kendall County, Illinois GOP.


For questions or more information, visit or donate here . To set up interviews with James Marter, call or email his Media Relations Director at: Press@Marter4Congress.US or contact the Campaign at (815) 585-8006.

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Church Says Cop’s Religious Bias Responsible For Theft of Their Property

Mayor and Police Chief Asked to Investigate Allegations of Religious Discrimination by CSPD Detective Brian Corrado

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — Although the Colorado Springs Police Department’s (CSPD) Fair and Impartial Policing policy prohibit its officers from engaging in discriminatory policing based on race or religion, CSPD leadership refuses to deal with credible allegations of religious discrimination by Detective Brian Corrado against the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church (CSFC). The story goes like this:

As part of its LovingKindness Outreach Program, CSFC subsidized a financially distressed African-American family of four (husband, wife and two minor children) by putting them into a corporate apartment that was leased and fully furnished by the church. The married couple agreed to abide by rules of conduct while residing in the apartment which included no drug use or guns in the apartment. After violating the rules against drug use and gun possession, the church sent a small group parishioners and board members to secure and move church property and notify the married couple that they would ultimately have to find a new place to live. The adult male resident opened the door and invited church members into the residence. After having a cordial conversation with the board member and permitting the locksmith to change the locks, the adult male became unstable, pulled a gun with his minor child present and refused to surrender church property. The church called the police.

You would expect that arriving CSPD police officers would immediately interview the church members who contacted them, but instead officers focused exclusively on the male resident who had threatened church members with a gun. A second church board member who was seated in her car throughout the entire event was finally able to provide officers with the lease showing not only that the lease was in the church’s name but that she (1) was listed as an occupant on the lease and (2) obviously had a legal right as CSFC board member and occupant to retrieve church property. After CSPD officers peacefully resolved the matter without any charges or arrests, church members departed without its property and the couple remained in the apartment.

CSFC ultimately decided to terminate the lease agreement by paying off the remaining rent so they would be able to acquire its property once the family vacated. Both the couple and the apartment complex were notified by CSFC attorney Bernard Kleinman that church property was not to be removed and would be immediately retrieved upon the family vacating the premises. Subsequently, the church provided CSPD Detective Corrado with an itemized list and receipts for all of property in the apartment totaling nearly twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dollars.

What CSFC didn’t know, however, is that Corrado was secretly scheming to persecute the church and charge parishioners with felony crimes. Two to three weeks later, Corrado charged church members (none of whom have criminal records) with felony burglary and felony stalking. When the couple vacated the apartment they took ALL church property with them.

Once again, the church contacted CSPD, this time about the theft of their property by the couple. But irrespective of the irrefutable evidence provided to him that the church owned the property and letters from CSFC’s attorney telling them not to remove church property, Corrado and CSPD refuse to charge the couple with theft based on the couple’s absurd claim that the church simply gave it all $20,000.00 worth of property in the apartment as a gift.

Under Colorado Criminal Code, Section 18-4-401, “a person commits theft when he or she knowingly obtains, retains, or exercises control over anything of value of another without authorization by or by threat or deception…or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen. 18-4-401 also states that it is a class 5 felony if the value of the theft is between $5,000 and $20,000 dollars.

“Clearly, Detective Corrado’s bias against the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church and its parishioners is glaring,” says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. “Instead of defending the church’s property rights, Corrado served as a pseudo-accomplice in the couple’s theft of $20,000.00 worth of church property because of personal and religious bias,” adds Banks. “And why would the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office allow one of its Assistant DA’s the discretion to pursue a case where evidence of personal bias and hatred features so prominently in the police investigation?” asks, Banks.

“A Just Cause, CSFC and its attorney have reached out Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and CSPD Chief Vince Niski,” says Banks. “But thus far their lack of a timely response indicates they may be just another brick in the intractable big ‘blue wall’ of silence and indifference that continues empowering imperious police and prosecutor misconduct as well as reinforcing systemic racism that is rife in Colorado and the at-large U.S. criminal justice system,” concludes Banks.

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Deep River Books Renews for 3rd Year With FrontGate Media to Train Authors in PR, Social & Digital Marketing

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I am excited by Deep River Books’ talented writers and the diversity of their books. We look forward to these sessions that help the authors while raising the tide for the whole publishing group.”

— Scott A. Shuford, Chief Engagement Officer of FrontGate Media

ORANGE COUNTY, CA, USA, March 2, 2021 / — DEEP RIVER BOOKS has extended the agreement with FRONTGATE MEDIA, one of the world’s leading Faith and Family marketing agencies, to assist their authors with Coaching and Consulting for PR, Social and Digital Marketing.

Now in their 3rd year together, this year-long contract extension with FrontGate provides Deep River Books with two individual coaching sessions for each author and a quarterly group webinar to train authors how to market their books and build their career as an author. Deep River Books has signed a wide variety of writers, so these coaching sessions allow FrontGate to give exclusive and focused plans and input to meet each individual author’s needs and questions.

The quarterly webinar conferences for the entire Deep River Books imprint are 45-minutes in length and allow for visuals, screen shares, and demonstrations in each area of discussion. This content is also available for authors who may have been interested in participating but were unable to attend the live conferences.

Topics covered include PR and social media strategy, content development, author events, audience engagement, plan execution, and results analysis.

The sessions have drawn high praise from Deep River Books:

"We are so happy to be renewing our partnership with FrontGate Media," stated Andy Carmichael, Publisher at Deep River Books. "Their professionalism and PR services have exceeded our authors' expectations. We are already seeing residual successes from their social media coaching and webinars. It's clear our authors are reaching a broader audience."

"FrontGate has been very helpful with my Facebook and Instagram. I really appreciated their knowledge and patience." added Danielle Shryock, author of “Unspoken Love.”

"My meeting with my FrontGate PR coach was excellent. She really helped me plan my author events. She had many great suggestions. I incorporated all her ideas into my launch plans." shared Kaitlin Covel, author of “Atoning for Ashes.”

“Authors must develop and build their own audience through lead generation and relationship building using social media and digital communications. We love to empower authors to take control of the communications process, bonding with their readers,” shares Scott A. Shuford, Chief Engagement Officer of FrontGate Media. “I am excited by Deep River Books’ talented writers and the diversity of their books. We look forward to these custom sessions that help the authors while raising the tide for the whole publishing group.”

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Liderii Religioși Schimbă Rugăciuni dincolo de Granițele Religioase la Întâlnirea Online de Rugăciune HWPL

Imam Alim Safwan din Islam, România, participă la Întâlnirea de Rugăciune pentru Pace Religioasă Durabilă

Mr. Sarma Aryasomayajula din Hinduism, Germania, participă la Întâlnirea de Rugăciune pentru Pace Religioasă Durabilă

Participanții desfășoară o ceremonie cu semnul inimii

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA , March 2, 2021 / — Pe data de 25 februarie, în cadrul celebrării Săptămânii Mondiale a Armoniei Interconfesionale ONU (prescurtat în engleză, WIHW), HWPL și oamenii religioși din Germania, România, Luxemburg și Coreea au avut o întâlnire online de rugăciune.

Desfășurată mereu în prima săptămână din februarie, Săptămâna Mondială a Armoniei Interconfesionale (WIHW) este introdusă de Adunarea Generală a ONU în 2021 pentru a promova pacea și cultura non-violentă. Diverse programe și evenimente sunt organizate în fiecare an pentru a promova armonia religioasă între cetățenii din jurul lumii.

Filiala Incheon a HWPL a organizat întâlnirea de rugăciune pentru a pregăti un loc pentru armonia religioasă și pentru pace prin înțelegerea comună și prin schimbul între religii sub tema „„Întâlnirea de Rugăciune pentru Pace Religioasă Durabilă”

50 de persoane, inclusiv 19 lideri religioși au reprezentat diverse credințe precum budismul, protestantismul, islamul, hinduismul, religia ortodoxă și cea avraamică la întâlnirea online de rugăciune. Ei și-au împărtășit speranța de-a promova armonia religioasă și pacea prin rugăciunile lor.

„Izbăvește-ne de viruși aducători de boli grele, de pandemii si frica morții, curata Planeta si duhul omului de Virusul COVID 19, așa ne rugam, Stăpâne, fii noua, oamenilor grabnic ajutător si tămăduitor si in toate milostiv!” a spus în rugăciunea sa Părintele Constantin Cârlan-Ungureanu, preot la Biserica Sfântul Ștefan din România.

Imam Alim Safwan de la Moscheea Centrală din Timișoara, România, s-a rugat: „Doamne, nu ne pedepsi pe noi, dacă am uitat sau am greșit! Doamne, nu ne împovăra pe noi cu grea povară, așa cum i-ai împovărat pe cei dinaintea noastră. Doamne, nu ne împovăra pe noi cu ceea ce nu putem îndura! și șterge-ne nouă greșelile noastre și iartă-ne pre noi și fii milostiv cu noi! Tu ești Ocrotitorul nostru, ajută-ne pe noi să izbândim asupra celor necredincioși!”

“Pacea religioasă durabilă depășește situația în care lumea ar fi pur și simplu liberă de conflicte religioase. Se referă la o stare, o situație în care pacea este pe deplin așteptată să fie menținută în viitor. Înăuntrul rugăciunilor aprinse ale fiecărei religii se află aspirațiile pentru pace, așteptările pentru armonie și speranțele pentru solidaritate. Această întâlnire de rugăciune va fi un loc în care toate religiile pot confirma acest lucru și va fi punctul de plecare pentru un schimb continuu, totul în numele păcii.” a declarat un oficial din cadrul HWPL.

HWPL este o organizație neguvernamentală (ONG) afiliată cu Consiliul Economic și Social al Națiunilor Unite (ECOSOC), servește ca un punct central care conectează activitățile de pace ale tuturor pozițiilor sociale, inclusiv politic, juridic, religios, educațional, societate civilă, tineret și femei.

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