Pastor Lingerfelt on Giving Thanks

Lee Bressler

Gene Lingerfelt

Dr. Gene Lingerfelt

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, USA, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This holiday season at Faith Christian Center, it’s important to reflect on what God has done in your life, the life of the church, and what God will do in this upcoming year.

Dr. Gene Lingerfelt and Sue are incredibly grateful for this season and they are looking forward to walking through this next year with the church family of Faith Christian Center.

Family

“He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” -Acts 10:2

From the beginning, God’s desire has been for us to love Him and for us to love each other. God’s plan from the beginning has been family. Life is not just about ourselves; it’s also about the next generation. That’s one reason God chose Abraham–He knew Abraham would command His children after Him to follow the ways of God (Genesis 18:19). This is why we are to live devout, God-fearing lives. Our children need to see us truly living the Christian life and this includes walking in love.

A family full of love and righteousness brings joy, not only to our heavenly Father but also to us. This holiday season put God first and prioritize your family. This is one way we honor God and His Word. Prioritize time with your family and teach them to love God and His Word. Experiencing this love is one of the greatest gifts God has given us.

Joshua understood the importance of this when he said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). Isaiah pointed out that this is the way but we must walk in it (Isaiah 30:21)! It won’t happen automatically!

The Lords Continued Work

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Dr. Gene Lingerfelt and Faith Christian Center are incredibly grateful this holiday season for the goodness of God in our lives and families. God loves you and He has a wonderful plan and purpose for your life! He wants you to experience His best in every area of your life! He has a plan, you just need to live it out by living your life in the light of God’s Word.

What a joy it is to know that as we walk together in this next season of life God will be joining us on this journey every single step of the way.

It’s important to remember that God will go before us, and if we trust in Him, He promises to give us a hope and a future, which is the best news as we head into another busy holiday season.

No matter where you are today, we all have so much to be grateful for, and Dr. Gene Lingerfelt and Sue cannot wait to celebrate with you at Faith Christian Center. To learn more about Dr. Lingerfelt and his ministry, connect with him here.

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Faith in Action

Support our efforts and help us grow our impact in communities most vulnerable, here in the United States.

Essentially, the nation has packed 38 years-worth of Public Assistance into the last two hurricane seasons. Change is necessary.”

— FEMA Administrator, Brock Long

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Year after year in the United States, disasters have become increasingly more prevalent. The 2017 hurricane season was the most disastrous in our nation’s history, affecting 8% of the U.S. population (25 million people). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supported 59 major disaster declarations and 16 emergency declarations for 17 named storms. While the agency continues to support disasters (700 active disaster supports still in place), the nation cannot look at FEMA as the sole source for response and recovery. Since the inception of FEMA on 1 April 1979 to 2016, $81 billion dollars were expended on disaster events supporting our nation. In contrast, the following two years 2017 and 2018, saw that same amount, $80 billion issued in support.

FEMA Administrator, Brock Long, describes the cost of these disasters, “Essentially, the nation has packed 38 years-worth of Public Assistance into the last two hurricane seasons. Change is necessary.”

The raging wildfires in California is the latest disaster our nation has endured in 2018, devastating communities with estimated damages in the billions, and displacing over a quarter of a million people.

But Americans are resilient. There has been strong support from the private sector, specifically our community-based and faith-based organizations. Disaster response and emergency management are not only the responsibility of government but also every community. As FEMA Administrator, Brock Long, explains “Everyone – whether you are a public servant, a member of a family, or a business that is part of a community – must work together to make this happen, FEMA alone cannot accomplish these goals.”

One organization in particular that has answered the Administrator’s call for action is the Disaster Service Corp (DSC) at St. Vincent De Paul (SVDP). The SVDP-USA DSC is the perfect example of private sector leadership, serving and leveraging the power of Americanism and faith to approach communities impacted by disaster with compassion and competence. The Disaster Services Corporation (DSC) is a Catholic lay organization that helps people in situational poverty as a result of natural and man-made disasters get their lives back in order.

DSC is supporting local, state, and federal agency responses to recent hurricanes and wildfires, and determined the best way to aid local efforts is to focus on immediate and emergent needs. DSC is meeting the needs of these communities by offering up three resources: hygiene kits, coats/hats/gloves, and toys.

Disaster Services Corporation, in partnership with Sourceall Inc., has launched a hygiene kit, hat/coat/glove, and toy drives. The drives are designed to support the immediate needs that we know will emerge for individuals, families and their communities over the weeks and months to come. We hope you will join us in support of these drives or donate to the Disaster Services Corporation directly.

Why Donate?

Following the devastating hurricanes in 2018, The Disaster Services Corp., SVDP-USA is leading the way by encouraging those who can to support our Toy and Coat Drive. Given the 80% chance of an El Nino forming this winter, The Disaster Services Corp., SVDP-USA is ensuring no one is without a coat, gloves, and hat to protect against the forecasted cold.

In addition, reports are coming in that well over 500,00 families are unlikely to spend Christmas in their homes, with whatever money they have going towards rebuilding their lives. The Disaster Services Corp., SVDP-USA has undertaken the mission to ensure that all children will have presents to open on Christmas morning, providing hope that 2019 will be a better year than 2018.

Please visit http://bit.ly/2T7q7G2 to donate to the coat drive.

The Disaster Services Corp., SVDP-USA is fueled by Vincentians from around the country, however we also rely on the kindness and giving from monetary donations. To support our efforts please visit our donations page and help us grow our impact in those communities most vulnerable. Our donation page can be found here: http://bit.ly/2Ml1lO4.

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (www.svdpusa.org) is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of about 800,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 150 countries on five continents.

With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals nearly 100,000 in 4,400 communities. SVDP offers a variety of programs and services, including home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, education and mentoring, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, assistance with transportation, prescription medication, and rent and utility costs. The Society also works to provide care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly. Over the past year, SVDP provided over $1.2 billion in tangible and in-kind services to those in need, made more than 1.8 million personal visits (homes, hospitals, prisons and eldercare facilities) and helped more than 23.8 million people regardless of race, religion or national origin.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Disaster Services is a founding member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and its Disaster Services Corporation provides relief and recovery to disaster survivors across the United States and American Territories.

Kevin Peach
The Disaster Services Corporation, SVDP-USA
+1 202-380-9664
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Tampa Bay performer Joanie Sigal to Perform Holiday Concert to “Ring in the Holidays” at the Scientology Info Center

Ms. Joanie Sigal, local performing artist from Broadway and Beyond (shown here with her singing partner Tom Godfrey) will perform at the Scientology Information Center on Friday, December 7th.

We love having Ms. Sigal back to help us ring in the Holidays”

— mber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Friday December 7th, the Scientology Information Center will host a holiday concert with Joanie Sigal from Broadway and Beyond. Ms. Sigal will perform an eclectic mix of favorites from Broadway to blues with a selection of well-loved holiday favorites. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30pm, and the concert will start promptly at 7:00pm.

“Music is a universal language and the Holidays are especially a time when music brings people together with tunes everybody knows and loves,” said Ms. Sigal. “I’m really excited to share these songs with the audience as they are songs most people know. I’m pretty sure most will want to sing along.”

Ms. Sigal’s mother is a trained musician who played the organ, sang in choirs, directed the choir or some combination thereof at every military base they lived on, while her father was in the Air Force. When her dad retired to Hawaii, Ms. Sigal rekindled her love of acting and singing and immersed herself in theater. She was a featured performer with the Hawaii Performing Arts Company, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the University of Hawaii productions. She was also a featured player in the stage show "Paradise Found" which she performed in Honolulu for 2 years in the 70s.

“We love having Ms. Sigal back to help us ring in the Holidays,” said Amber Skjelset – Manager of the Scientology Information Center and event organizer.

To reserve seats or to learn more about the concert, contact Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center at 727-467-6966 or amber@cos.flag.org.

THE SCIENTOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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Grown Ups to Experience the Child-Like Wonder of the Season at Winter Wonderland’s Holiday Soiree December 4th

For one magic night, the Clearwater Community Volunteers will host their first Winter Wonderland Holiday Soiree on the 4th of December, providing an elegant, fun evening for grown-ups and raising funds for two Pinellas County children’s charities.

The $25 ticket will enable grown-ups to experience the fun of the holidays – indulging in childhood favorites .. while enjoying the perks of being an adult – such as world-class entertainment and food”

— Lisa Mansell, spokesperson of the Church of Scientology.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Winter Wonderland, the annual holiday display produced by the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) will hosts its first “Holiday Soiree” on Tuesday the 4th of December. The event will raise funds for two charities that support literacy – Clearwater’s Community Learning Center and St. Petersburg’s Bees Learning Inc.

The event will begin at 5:30 at Winter Wonderland, located on the corner of North Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. There is a $25 donation to attend and all funds will go to the benefitting charities.

“The $25 ticket will enable grown-ups to experience the fun of the holidays – indulging in childhood favorites such as hot cocoa, train rides and a petting zoo, while enjoying the perks of being an adult – such as world-class entertainment and food,” said Lisa Mansell of the Church of Scientology. The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization is a sponsor of the Clearwater Community Volunteers and their events.

The menu for the evening was created by gold-medal winning chef, Chef Zoltan Vajna, who serves as the Corporate Chef for the Church. “The CCV has a food truck on site for Winter Wonderland, and I looked at what food trucks serve and took the best items and upgraded them so the food will be filling but also something that I am proud to serve.”

Offerings include mesquite chicken cheese quesadillas and grilled Italian sausages served on sourdough rolls. A variety of wines will also be on hand for guests to sample.

“CCV wanted to create a fun evening that would help raise funds for charities that give the gift of learning, literacy and education,” continued Ms. Mansell. “Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard was a firm believer in the power of education and once wrote ‘As long as children and young men and women find pleasure in study, they will continue studying throughout life – and upon that depends their happiness.’ The two charities that CCV is supporting on December 4th are giving a gift that lasts a lifetime.”

Winter Wonderland, now in its 26th year, has become a staple for Tampa Bay area families. This free community event runs from December 1st through to the 22nd of December. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food or an unwrapped toy to be distributed to area charities that help families in need. There are small costs for some activities, with those funds also going to area charities, providing holiday celebrations for families who may not otherwise have the wherewithal for this time of year.

For more information about the event, please call Michael or Clem at (727) 316-5309.

ABOUT THE CLEARWATER COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS: The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their new center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. For more information, please go to https://www.clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS BRING RELIEF TO DISASTER WORN FLORIDA PANHANDLE

Scientology Volunteer Ministers joined the disaster response in Panama City Florida

A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) activated their disaster response team on October 5th, the day after Category Four Hurricane Michael devastated Panama City and left thousands without homes. Today the VMs remain, working with other volunteers from officials to members of various faiths to do something about what has happened to that community.

On November 14th, April Miller, the Administrative Assistant for the City of Panama City’s Parks and Recreation Department, wrote to VM headquarters, “The City of Panama City would like to thank the Scientology Volunteers for your hard work and dedication during a very difficult time.”
Glendy Goodsell, the Executive Director of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Florida and coordinator for the disaster relief efforts said that the VMs are working with many people to not only clean up debris but most importantly provide food, water, and hygiene supplies.

“Getting our neighbors back to where they know that they will be ok and things will just start getting better from that point on is what we work hard to achieve,” said Ms. Goodsell.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers:
The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers, located in 126 different nations collaborate with over 1,000 organizations to distribute water, food and first aid in conjunction with medical teams on site. The Scientology Volunteer Minister Program was conceived by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote in 1991, "A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence."

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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ISKCON Food Relief Foundation commences campaign to impart motivational counselling to under-privileged children

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Rishi Kumara Das motivating children

midday meal

Children rescued from Child Labour being motivated by Annamrita Team

National Child Labour Project

Children participating in Annamrita Counselling program

The campaign will see children from Government schools and under National Child Labour Project receive much-needed exposure to various future opportunities

GURGAON, HARYANA, INDIA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gurugram, India, November 15, 2018: ISKCON Food Relief Foundation branded as Annamrita, a not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization, kick-started a campaign to impart motivational counselling to under-privileged children in the week of National Education Day. Sri. Rishi Kumara Das, Trustee – Annamrita, who has more than 22 years of experience in various reputed organizations, led the session. The event was attended by more than 100 children upto class 5 at a school run by Max Vision Social Welfare Society under the National Child Labor Project (NCLP) in Gurgaon. Also gracing the occasion with their presence were Ashok Yadav, – Project Director- National Child Labor Project, Gurugram and Brijesh Singh, Director – Max Vision Social Welfare Society.
Annamrita has gone much beyond the mission of liberating these children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them wholesome nutritious meals. They, through the creation of this campaign, intend to expose children across Government, Government funded and NCLP schools in Gurugram to various future opportunities in the country. The unique initiative started by the organization witnessed kids seeking knowledge on the various opportunities which they can explore in the future. This was followed by a mid-day meal being distributed among the children.
Commenting on the campaign, Sri Rishi Kumara Das, Trustee – Annamrita said, “Annamrita has always sought to touch the lives of lakhs of school children in India by providing them a wholesome meal while these children are pursuing their education. Being touched by Annamrita, these students on completing their education will be able to reap the benefits of the midday meal program as well as the personality development initiative which is being provided as a part of this campaign. We are hopeful that one day these children may set an example and give it back to the society in many ways. We are thankful to the District administration of Gurugram, Government of Haryana and the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment for setting up and constantly supporting such initiatives.”
Speaking on associating for this campaign, Ashok Yadav, Project Director – National Child Labor Project, Gurugram said, “We are happy to partner with Annamrita for this benevolent cause which will serve as a boon for these under-privileged children. I am certain this campaign will act as a platform to bridge the gaps and advance their educational experience to a whole new level.”
Annamrita has been at the helm of initiatives such as Zero Hunger Haryana which have received immense support from the public as well as the government. The foundation has been honoured by Lion’s Club, District Red Cross Society, Rotary Clubs across Delhi NCR and other prestigious organizations earlier for its outstanding work in different spaces.
Annamrita:
With a mission to liberate underprivileged children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them wholesome nutritious meals, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation branded as Annamrita, under the leadership of Sri Dhananjaya Krishna Das, Vice Chairman has been successfully running a large scale operation in North India. The organization has been serving 1.2 million meals everyday through its 20 kitchens across India among their network of 6500 schools, out of which 250K meals are served everyday in 1900+ schools in the state of Haryana. A not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization has a presence in 7 states namely – Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
For any more information please visit: www.foodforchild.com

Dhiraj Nauhbar
ISKCON Food Relief Foundation
+91 99109 33121
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ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, India


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สหรัฐเชิญธงชาติขึ้นสู่ยอดเสาธงเพื่อ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจี๋ยเชียงที่สาม

พระพุทธศาสนิกชนนับพันถือผ้าคาตะและคุกเข่าบนพื้นด้วยใจศรัทธาเพื่อต้อนรับพระพุทธองค์ระหว่างที่เปล่งเสียงสวดมนต์อย่างกึกก้องว่า “นะโม H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3”

H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 เสร็จขึ้นสู่เวทีเพื่อเทศน์ธรรมมะแก่ทุกคน โดยเน้นความสำคัญของการบำเพ็ญปฏิบัติตน

การเชิญธงชาติขึ้นสู่ยอดเสาธงครั้งนี้เพื่อเฉลิมฉลองวันประสูติของ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3ทำให้ทั่วโลกได้ประจักษ์ถึงความยิ่งใหญ่และฐานะสูงสุดของพระพุทธองค์

การชุมนุมธรรม “เพื่อเฉลิมฉลองวันคล้ายวันประสูติของ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3” จัดขึ้น ณ ทะเลสาบ Holy Heavenly ในแคลิฟอร์เนียที่เมืองศูนย์กลางพระพุทธศาสนิกชนจะถูกสร้างจนเทียบเท่ากับกรุงวาติกัน”

— อริยสงฆ์โม่จือ

ลอสแอนเจลิส, แคลิฟอร์เนีย , สหรัฐอเมริกา, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 ได้รับรางวัลสันติภาพโลกในปี พ.ศ. 2553โดยวุฒิสภาแห่งรัฐสภาสหรัฐอเมริกามีวุฒิสภามติเป็นเอกฉันท์ในการอนุมัติมติเรื่องการรับรองสถานะของรางวัลสันติภาพโลก พร้อมรับรองความถูกต้องในการตัดสินใจที่จะออกรางวัลดังกล่าวในปีพ. ศ. 2555 มตินี้เป็นการแสดงถึงความสำเร็จและสถานะของ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 และการอุทิศตนของพระองค์ต่อมนุษยชาติ เมื่อวันที่ 24 มิถุนายน พ.ศ. 2561 ที่ผ่านมา สำนักงานพระพุทธศาสนาโลกสำนักงานใหญ่ ได้จัดงานชุมนุมธรรม "เพื่อเฉลิมฉลองวันประสูติของ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3” ณ ทะเลสาบ Holy Heavenly ในรัฐแคลิฟอร์เนียและได้ประกาศต่อชาวพุทธนับพันคนทั่วโลกที่มาชุมนุมว่า เมื่อวันที่15 พฤษภาคมณศาลาว่าการรัฐในเมืองหลวงของสหรัฐฯธงชาติสหรัฐได้ถูกเชิญขึ้นสู่ยอดเสาธงเพื่อเป็นเกียรติแก่ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 ผู้ซึ่งเป็นผู้นำสูงสุดของพระพุทธศาสนาทั้งปวง

การเชิญธงชาติสหรัฐขึ้นสู่ยอดเสาธงในเมืองหลวงของสหรัฐฯเพื่อเฉลิมฉลองวันประสูติของ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 นั้นทำให้พุทธศาสนิกชนจากทั่วโลกได้ประจักษ์ถึงความยิ่งใหญ่และฐานะสูงสุดของพระพุทธองค์ตามความเข้าใจของเราสมาชิกสภาผู้แทนราษฎรอาวุโสหลายท่านจากทั้งสภาและวุฒิสภารวมทั้งหัวหน้าคณะกรรมการรัฐสภาและประธานได้ส่งจดหมายไปแสดงความยินดีแก่ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 เนื่องในวาระการเชิญธงดังกล่าว

H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 ได้ทรงปรากฏกายในงานชุมนุมธรรมซึ่งจัดโดยสำนักงานพระพุทธศาสนาโลก สำนักงานใหญ่ พระองค์ก้าวเดินบนพรมแดงไปยังริมทะเลสาบโดยผ่านการดูแลอย่างเข้มงวดของกองกำลังตำรวจ พุทธศาสนิกชน ทั้ง 7 ประเภทที่เข้าร่วมการชุมนุนนั้นล้วนคุกเข่าอยู่ทั้งสองฝั่งของพรมพร้อมกับยกถวายผ้าคาตะเพื่อต้อนรับ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 และเปล่งเสียงสวดมนต์อย่างกึกก้อง ว่า นะโม H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 ในตลอดระยะเวลาการชุมนุมธรรมนั้น ดวงอาทิตย์ส่องแสงสว่างเจิดจ้าจากเบื้องบนและอุณหภูมิยังสูงถึง 82 องศาฟาเรนไฮต์ถึงกระนั้นยังน่าอัศจรรย์ที่ทั้งภายในและภายนอกของศาลาก็ไม่รู้สึกร้อนเลยแต่กลับรู้สึกเย็นสบายอีกด้วย

อริยสงฆ์โม่จือผู้ซึ่งมีหน้าที่รับผิดชอบสำนักงานพระพุทธศาสนาโลกสำนักงานใหญ่ได้กล่าวในช่วงการเปิดงานชุมนุมธรรมว่า “เราควรขอบคุณสหรัฐอเมริกาที่ยิ่งใหญ่ของเราเมื่อวันที่ 15 พฤษภาคม วันที่ธงชาติสหรัฐได้ถูกเชิญขึ้นสู่ยอดเสาธงและโบกสะบัดท่ามกลางสายลม ณตึกศาลาว่าการรัฐเนื่องในวาระโอกาสของการอวยพรวันคล้ายวันประสูติของ H.H.พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3โดยเอกสารการเชิญธงของวุฒิสภาเขียนไว้ว่า – ธงนี้ถูกเชิญขึ้นเพื่อเป็นเกียรติแก่พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 ผู้นำสูงสุดของพุทธศาสนาทั้งปวง ในโอกาสวันคล้ายวันประสูติของพระองค์ -ธงที่กำลังโบกสะบัดท่ามกลางสายลมที่คุณเห็นอยู่นี้เป็นธงที่ถูกเชิญขึ้นบน Capitol Hill ในกรุงวอชิงตันดีซีและได้ถูกนำส่งถึงสำนักงานของพระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3”

อริยสงฆ์โม่จือได้กล่าวอารัมภบทถึงทะเลสาบ Holy Heavenly แก่ชาวพุทธนับพันคนที่เข้าร่วมการชุมนุมธรรมโดยกล่าวว่าริมทะเลสาบ Holy Heavenly แห่งนี้ซึ่งผู้เข้าร่วมการชุมนุมมารวมตัวกันนั้น เป็นสิ่งมหัศจรรย์อย่างที่สุด และยังเป็นศูนย์กลางจักรวาลอันยอดเยี่ยมที่เต็มไปด้วยความเป็นสิริมงคล ท่านกล่าวว่า “ใต้จุดที่พวกเรายืนอยู่ตอนนี้คือทะเลสาบคริสตัลขนาดมหึมา โดยข้างใต้ทะเสลาบ Heavenly Lake นี้ยังมีแม่น้ำใต้ดินซึ่งเป็นหนึ่งในสองแม่น้ำสายใหญ่สองแห่งในโลกที่ไหลจากทิศใต้ไปยังทิศเหนือ ช่างเป็นสถานที่อันเป็นสิริมงคลโดยแท้จริง” ท่านยังกล่าวอีกว่า ท่านยินดีต้อนรับพระสงฆ์ผู้สูงส่งทั้งหลายและบุคคลผู้มีคุณธรรมให้มาและสร้างศูนย์รวมพุทธศาสนิกชนที่นี่ ศูนย์รวมพุทธศาสนิกชนแห่งนี้จะถูกพัฒนาด้วยความพยายามอย่างดีที่สุด และจนสามารถมีขนาดเทียบเท่ากับกรุงวาติกันได้นอกจากนี้“วัดแห่งธรรมะที่แท้จริง” ที่ซึ่งเป็นสถานที่ที่พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 จะพำนักก็จะถูกสร้างที่นี่เช่นกัน เมืองแห่งพุทธศาสนิกชนจะถูกล้อมรอบด้วยกำแพง ซึ่งภายในกำแพงจะเป็นดินแดนอันศักดิ์สิทธ์ของชาวพุทธ ด้านในของเมืองแห่งพุทธศาสนิกชนนี้จะเป็นดินแดนสมบัติล้ำค่าที่น่าอัศจรรย์ของชาวพุทธ ในอนาคตทุกคนจะได้รับการต้อนรับให้มาสถานที่แห่งนี้ ซึ่งจะเป็นศูนย์กลางพุทธศาสนิกชนที่สง่างามและเจริญรุ่งเรืองที่สุดในโลกใบนี้

นอกจากนี้ อริยสงฆ์โม่จือยังได้อธิบายอีกว่า ณ ตอนนี้มีเพียงบริษัท Holy Heavenly Lake และสำนักงานพระพุทธศาสนาโลกสำนักงานใหญ่ที่เป็นเจ้าของที่ดินที่ข้างทะเลสาบ Holy Heavenly ไม่มีบุคคลหรือองค์กรอื่นใดที่เป็นเจ้าของที่ดินดังกล่าว อย่างไรก็ดี มีบุคคลกลุ่มหนึ่งที่ตั้งใจซื้อที่ดินในพื้นที่บริเวณรอบทะเลสาบ Holy Heavenly ในราคาที่สูงกว่าราคาตลาดมาก การกระทำเช่นนี้ของพวกเขาส่งผลให้ต้นทุนในการก่อสร้างเมืองแห่งพุทธศาสนิกชนนี้สูงขึ้น ซึ่งการกระทำที่เห็นแก่ตัวนี้นอกจากจะเป็นการทำให้ราคาตลาดสูงขึ้น ยังทำให้เกิดผลกระทบที่ไม่ดีต่อธรรมมะที่แท้จริงอีกด้วย

อริยสงฆ์โม่จือพูดต่อว่า “อาตมาเป็นผู้รับผิดชอบงานของสำนักงานพระพุทธศาสนาโลก สำนักงานใหญ่ อาตมาได้กลายเป็นผู้บำเพ็ญปฏิบัติแห่งสำนักงานพระพุทธศาสนาโลกเพื่อสาธารณะประโยชน์โดยธรรมชาติ การบริการสาธารณะ การนำประโยชน์และความสุขมาสู่สรรพสัตว์ทั้งหลาย การเอื้อประโยชน์สู่ความมั่งคั่งและความแข็งแกร่งของประเทศ การเอื้อประโยชน์สู่สันติภาพโลก และการเพิ่มจำนวนสิ่งมีชีวิตที่หลุดพ้นเข้าไปในดินแดนธรรมมะทีละคน นั่นคืองานของอาตมา”

หลังจากกล่าวต่อผู้ชุมนุมแล้ว อริยสงฆ์โม่จือคุกเข่าและกราบไหว้พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 จากนั้น ท่านได้ขอความกรุณาต่อพระองค์ด้วยเสียงอันไพเราะให้ทรงเทศน์ธรรมมะเพื่อพระพุทธศาสนิกชนทั้งมวล ท่านยังกล่าวอีกว่า “ขอให้สหรัฐฯ ของเราเจริญรุ่งเรืองและเฟื่องฟู ขอให้สหรัฐฯ ของเราประสบความสำเร็จในทุกด้าน อาตมาขออวยพรให้ทุกประเทศที่คุณแต่ละคนมา ล้วนมีผลเก็บเกี่ยวที่อุดมสมบูรณ์และสภาพอากาศที่ดี อาตมาขออวยพรให้ทุกคนมีความสุขและได้รับประโยชน์จากธรรมมะ ขอให้พวกคุณบรรลุโชคลาภ ภูมิปัญญา และตรัสรู้ในเร็ววัน!”

พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 เสร็จขึ้นสู่เวทีเพื่อเทศน์ธรรมมะแก่ทุกคน โดยเน้นความสำคัญของการบำเพ็ญปฏิบัติตน และหลักการในการเรียนรู้จากพระพุทธเจ้า พระองค์ยังได้ให้พรโดยให้เม็ดน้ำทิพย์แก่ผู้ชุมนุมแต่ละคนดังเช่นที่พระพุทธเจ้าดอร์เจเชียงที่ 3 ได้เคยกล่าวปฏิญาณตนไว้ในอดีต พระองค์ทรงเอื้อประโยชน์ให้แก่สรรพสัตว์โดยไม่คำนึงถึงผลประโยชน์ส่วนตัว และไม่รับของถวายแม้แต่หนึ่งสตางค์พระพุทธศาสนิกชนทั้งเจ็ดประเภทต่างยินดี ทุกคนล้วนเต็มไปด้วยความสุขจากธรรมมะและงานชุมนุมธรรมก็ได้เสร็จสิ้นลงและประสบความสำเร็จอย่างสมบูรณ์แบบ

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Jewish World Leaders Paid Respects to the Late Elie Wiesel at his Hometown on his 90th Birthday

Aaron G. Frenkel and Rabbi Berel Lazar, credit Yossi Zeliger

Aaron G. Frenkel and Rabbi Berel Lazar, credit Yossi Zeliger

Aaron G. Frenkel and Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, together with other Jewish world leaders, have visited the Romanian hometown of Elie Wiesel, Sighet.

SIGHET, ROMANIA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vice President of the World Jewish Congress Aaron G. Frenkel, and Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, together with some other prominent Jewish world leaders and rabbis, have visited the Romanian hometown of Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, Sighet, on the eve of his 90th birthday.

During the special occasion, taking place at the Holocaust survivor’s house, which is now serves as a museum for the Holocaust remembrance, Frenkel and Lazar took part in a unique interfaith dialogue, dealing with the burning issues of antisemitism, xenophobia and violence.

The event, initiated by March of the Living and Limmud FSU, took place just two months after the anti-Semitic graffiti were daubed on the walls of the Wiesel family home, with a goal of supporting the local community. It was held with the participation of members of the religious communities of Romania.

Frenkel, who serves also as Limmud FSU’s President, spoke to the participants at the dialogue: “Rabbi Lazar and I just came to Sighet from Jerusalem, which has many names. One of them is “Yeru-Shalem” – meaning in Hebrew “see for unity” – “seek for peace”. It’s no secret that the world today is complicated and faces many serious challenges. Therefore, we’re at a peace mission, and we should live by providing the example to everyone, from youngsters to adults, by our actions and behavior.”

Frenkel elaborated:”When on Yom Kippur the Prince of Monaco joining us to the ceremony, it’s a sign from him to everybody else to strive for peace and unity. When President Putin comes for Hanukkah candle lighting or meets with PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu at the museum of Tolerance in Moscow, it’s a sign to everybody else how to behave. Each and every one of us has to be committed to show example for the others, and to create the tone of how we all should act and behave.”

Frenkel also told the participants about Elie Wiesel legacy:”I reside in Monaco, and Elie Wiesel visited us several times during the years. He was always searching for peace. He was warrior for justice, warrior for unity, and most of all – an example of a great human being. It’s our obligation to follow his footsteps in order to reach peace and good for everyone in this world.”

Rabbi Berel Lazar, who also spoke at the dialogue, told the audience about his connection to the place: “My great-grandfather held a very warm place in his heart for Sighet. He often told me that it was part of a rich nation – one especially rich in spirit. At the same time, the Holocaust is a part of its history and it is therefore important to remember well what happened here and to bear a message for the future – to do everything possible to stop the scourge of anti-Semitism. “

Lazar also added that “What is more important than the individual who daubed the graffiti on the wall of the Wiesel house, is learning who it was that taught him to hate. Hatred leads to murder, murder leads to ruin and in the end, everyone is the loser. Therefore, the most important lesson to be learnt is to strive for peace and amity and to preach understanding and love.”

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Across The Board, Clayton Morgan, Cory M. Coons, Margie Singleton Are 2018 Radio Music Award Nominees

Nominees for the 2018 Radio Music Awards were announced on Monday, November 12th

The Radio Music Awards recognize indie artists from around the world who have achieved radio airplay success.

Radio airplay is still one of the coveted promotional avenues that all artists strive to achieve. To have my artists be recognized for attaining this goal is really special. ”

— Michael Stover, President, MTS Management Group

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MTS Management Group is happy to announce Across The Board, Clayton Morgan, Cory M. Coons and Margie Singleton have been nominated in the 2018 Radio Music Awards. Canadian band Across The Board is nominated for Best Rock Song, "Sonic Boom." Fellow Canadian Cory M. Coons is nominated for Best Rock Songwriter for "Long Road (Dead Man's Dream)" and Best Americana Artist for "Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough." Texas EDM artist Clayton Morgan is nominated for Best Dance Artist. Legendary country artist Margie Singleton received nominations for Best Gospel Artist and Best Gospel Song, "Heaven Or Hell." These are the first Radio Music Awards nominations for all.

Across The Board "Sonic Boom" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f18x4MIQlkM

Clayton Morgan "Taste For Love (Extreme's Deep House Mix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sRYMUVJe8c

Cory M. Coons "Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnJVIlga2ss

Margie Singleton "Heaven Or Hell" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh4rXkuzZh8

"Radio airplay is still one of the coveted promotional avenues that all artists strive to achieve," said Michael Stover, President of MTS Management Group. "It's really hard to come by, especially for indie artists. To have my artists be recognized for attaining this goal is really special. It means that they are doing things on their own terms and setting themselves apart from the pack. Congrats to ATB, Cory, Clayton and Margie!"

Radio Music Award Winners will be announced on November 19th, 2018.

ABOUT RADIO MUSIC AWARDS: Each year, The Radio Music Awards recognizes independent singers and bands from around the world who have achieved the outstanding accomplishment of receiving terrestrial, satellite and/or internet radio airplay for their music, ​in spite of not being signed to a major record label.​

Submissions are judged by radio industry professionals (i.e., Program Directors, Station Managers, Radio Station DJs, Music Directors, etc.). Thus, the results by these judges serve as an example to their radio industry peers that an independent artist has music that is worthy of radio airplay. For more information on the Radio Music Awards, please visit http://www.theradiomusicawards.com/.

For more information on MTS Management Group Artist, please visit http://www.mtsmanagementgroup.com.

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Quốc kỳ của Mỹ được giương cao vì H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật

Hàng ngàn đệ tử Phật giáo đã dâng lụa khata (khăn Cát Tường) và quỳ trên mặt đất để chào đón Đức Phật họ lớn tiếng hô vang “Nam mô H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật”.

H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật đã bước lên bục để giảng giải Phật pháp cho hàng ngàn đệ tử Phật giáo, nhấn mạnh tầm quan trọng của việc tu luyện chính mình.

Giương cao lá cờ Mỹ tại Thủ đô Hoa Kỳ để mừng ngày sinh H.H Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật để mọi nơi mọi người biết sự Vĩ đại và địa vị tối cao của Đức phật.

Buổi lễ mừng sinh nhật H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật" tại Thánh Thiên Hồ ( Holy Heavenly Lake) , CA. trong đó thành phố trung tâm Phật giáo sẽ được xây dựng theo quy mô tương đương với Vatican.”

— Tôn giả Mạc Tri

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vào năm 2010, H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật đã nhận Giải thưởng Hòa bình Thế giới. Năm 2012, Thượng viện của Quốc hội Hoa Kỳ nhất trí thông qua Nghị quyết Thượng viện khẳng định bản chất của Giải thưởng Hòa bình Thế giới và tính chính xác của quyết định ban hành giải thưởng đó. Nghị quyết đã công nhận những thành tựu và địa vị của H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật cũng như những đóng góp của Đức Phật đã làm cho nhân loại.

Vào ngày 24 tháng 06 năm 2018, Trụ sở Tổng bộ Phật giáo Thế giới đã tổ chức một buổi Pháp hội "mừng sinh nhật H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật" tại Thánh Thiên Hồ (Holy Heavenly Lake) ở California. Trong suốt buổi lễ, sự kiện này đã được công bố rộng rãi cho hàng ngàn Phật tử từ khắp nơi trên thế giới vào ngày 15 tháng 5, tại Điện Capitol Hoa Kỳ, thủ đô Hoa Kỳ, lá cờ Mỹ được giương lên để tôn vinh H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật , vị lãnh tụ tối cao của Phật giáo.

Việc giương cao lá cờ Mỹ tại thủ đô Hoa Kỳ để ghi nhớ ngày sinh của H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật đã giúp các Phật tử từ khắp mọi nơi trên thế giới biết được sự vĩ đại và địa vị tối cao của Đức Phật. Theo hiểu biết của chúng tôi, một số thành viên quốc hội cấp cao của cả Hạ viện và Thượng viện, bao gồm cả các lãnh đạo của các Ủy ban Quốc hội và các Diễn giả, đã gửi thư chúc mừng H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật trên lá cờ được giương cao.

H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật đã có mặt tại địa điểm tổ chức buổi Pháp hội do Tổng bộ Phật giáo Thế giới tổ chức. Được bảo vệ nghiêm ngặt bởi lực lượng cảnh sát, H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật bước đi trên tấm thảm đỏ hướng về phía bờ hồ. Có thất chúng đệ tử môn đồ Phật giáo tham dự buổi lễ này đã quỳ ở cả hai bên của tấm thảm, dâng lụa khata (khăn Cát tường) để chào đón Đức Phật họ lớn tiếng hô vang Phật hiệu “Nam Mô Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật”

Trong suốt buổi Pháp hội , mặt trời chiếu sáng ở trên cao. Nhiệt độ được duy trì ở mức cao khoảng 82 độ F trong suốt khoảng thời gian đó. Nhưng điều kỳ lạ là, cả bên trong và bên ngoài lều dựng, mọi người đều không cảm thấy nóng chút nào, thậm chí còn cảm thấy nhẹ nhàng và mát mẻ.

Tôn giả Mạc Tri (Tôn giả Mozhi) , người phụ trách Trụ sở Tổng bộ Phật giáo Thế giới, đã nói trong buổi khai mạc Pháp hội, "Chúng ta nên cảm ơn nước Mỹ vĩ đại của chúng ta. Vào ngày 15 tháng 5, lá cờ nước Mỹ được giương cao tại toà nhà Điện Capitol Hoa Kỳ, nơi mà lá cờ được tung bay trong gió. Điều này đã được thực hiện với mong muốn rằng H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật có một buổi sinh nhật vui vẻ. Tài liệu viết về việc giương cao cờ của quốc hội ghi chép rằng, "Lá cờ này được tung bay trong danh dự của H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật, vị Lãnh tụ tối cao của mọi Tông phái Phật giáo, nhân dịp sinh nhật của ngài." Lá cờ bạn thấy ở đây bay phấp phới trong gió là lá cờ được giương cao trên Capitol Hill (Đồi Quốc Hội) ở Washington DC và được chuyển đến và nhận bởi Văn phòng H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật.

Tôn giả Mạc Tri (Tôn giả Mozhi) đã giới thiệu về Thánh Thiên Hồ (Holy Heavenly Lake) cho hàng ngàn Phật tử tham dự Pháp hội , Ngài nói rằng bờ hồ Thánh Thiên ( Holy Heavenly Lake) nơi những người tham dự được tập hợp lại là một Mạn đà la ( Đàn thành) vô cùng thù thắng cực kỳ tuyệt vời , đáng chú ý và luôn chứa điều tốt lành. Ngài nói, "Ngay bên dưới nơi chúng ta đang đứng bây giờ là một hồ tinh thể khổng lồ. Dưới Thánh Thiên hồ ( Holy Heavenly Lake) , cũng có một con sông ngầm, là một trong hai con sông lớn trên thế giới chảy từ nam tới bắc. Nơi này thật sự tốt lành."

Ngài đi và nói rằng các tu sĩ nổi tiếng và những người có đức hạnh vĩ đại được chào đón để đến và xây dựng trung tâm Phật giáo ở đây. Thành phố các trung tâm Phật giáo này sẽ được phát triển với nỗ lực tốt nhất, và nó sẽ có thể được so sánh với quy mô của Vatican. "Chánh Pháp Viện", nơi mà H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật sẽ cư trú, cũng sẽ được xây dựng ở đây. Toàn bộ thành phố Phật giáo này sẽ được bao quanh bởi những bức tường. Bên trong các bức tường sẽ là Thánh địa Phật giáo. Phía bên trong thành phố Phật giáo này sẽ là một kho tàng Phật giáo cực kỳ tuyệt vời của thế giới! Trong tương lai, mọi người sẽ được chào đón đến nơi này, nơi này sẽ là trung tâm Phật giáo hùng vĩ, thịnh vượng nhất trên thế giới.

Tôn giả Mozhi tiếp tục nói, " Tôi chịu trách nhiệm về công việc của Tổng bộ Phật giáo Thế giới. Đương nhiên, tôi đã trở thành một người tu tập tại Trụ sở Tổng bộ Phật giáo Thế giới để mang lại lợi ích cho công chúng. Phục vụ công chúng và mang lại lợi ích và hạnh phúc cho chúng sinh, góp phần vào sự thịnh vượng và lớn mạnh của đất nước, góp phần vào hòa bình thế giới, và bổ sung vào cõi Pháp giới thêm một người được giải thoát đó là công việc của tôi. "

Sau khi nói chuyện với giáo đoàn, Tôn giả Mạc Tri (Tôn giả Mozhi) quỳ xuống và đáp lễ với H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật. Một giọng nói vang lên, ngài đã cầu khẩn Đức Phật thuyết Pháp cho tất cả các Phật tử, Ngài cũng nói, "Cầu mong cho đất nước Hoa Kỳ của chúng ta được thịnh vượng và hưng thịnh. Cầu mong cho đất nước Hoa Kỳ của chúng ta thành công ở mọi lĩnh vực. Tôi mong muốn tất cả các quốc gia mà từ đó mỗi bạn đều có mùa màng bội thu và thời tiết thuận lợi. Tôi mong muốn tất cả các bạn đều có niềm vui và lợi ích lớn lao trong Phật Pháp. Cầu mong cho bạn có được may mắn và thông minh hơn người, và sớm nhận ra sự giác ngộ! "

H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật đã bước lên bục để giảng giải Phật Pháp cho tất cả mọi người, nhấn mạnh tầm quan trọng của việc tu luyện chính mình và các nguyên tắc cơ bản của việc học từ Phật. H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật cũng ban phước cho những người tham gia bằng cách tặng cho mỗi người một viên thuốc Cam Lồ Hoàn thiêng liêng. Cũng như Đức Phật đã tuyên bố trong quá khứ, Đức Phật luôn muốn làm điều có lợi cho chúng sinh và không nhận một xu từ bất cứ việc cúng dường nào. Tất cả thất chúng đệ tử Phật đều hân hoan. Mọi người đều tràn đầy niềm vui từ Phật pháp. Pháp hội kết thúc thành công hoàn hảo.

"Buổi lễ mừng sinh nhật H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật" tại Thánh Thiên Hồ ( Holy Heavenly Lake) , CA. trong đó thành phố trung tâm Phật giáo sẽ được xây dựng theo quy mô tương đương với Vatican.

Hàng ngàn đệ tử Phật giáo đã dâng lụa khata (khăn Cát Tường) và quỳ trên mặt đất để chào đón Đức Phật họ lớn tiếng hô vang "Nam mô H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật".

H.H. Đệ Tam Thế Đa Kiệt Khương Phật đã bước lên bục để giảng giải Phật pháp cho hàng ngàn đệ tử Phật giáo, nhấn mạnh tầm quan trọng của việc tu luyện chính mình.

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