Аарон Г. Френкель и Главный Раввин России Берл Лазар отдали дань уважения Эли Визелю накануне его 90-летия

Аарон Г. Френкель и главный раввин России Берл Лазар, кредит - Йосси Зелигер

Аарон Г. Френкель и главный раввин России Берл Лазар, кредит – Йосси Зелигер

СИГЕТ, РУМЫНИЯ, November 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Вице-президент Всемирного еврейского конгресса Аарон Г. Френкель и главный раввин России Берл Лазар, вместе с другими лидерами еврейского мира посетили Сигет, румынский родной город покойного лауреата Нобелевской премии Эли Визеля, накануне его 90-летия.

Во время данного мероприятия, состоявшегося в доме Визеля, который теперь служит музеем памяти о Холокосте, Френкель и Лазар приняли участие в уникальном межконфессиональном диалоге, посвященном острым проблемам антисемитизма, ксенофобии и насилия.

Мероприятие было инициировано организациями “Марш живых” и Лимуд FSU с целью поддержки местного сообщества и состоялось всего через два месяца после того, как антисемитские граффити были оставлены на стенах семейного дома Визеля. Мероприятие проводилось совместно с участием представителей религиозных общин Румынии.

Френкель, который также является президентом Лимуд FSU, вел диалог с участниками: «Раввин Лазар и я только что приехали в Сигет из Иерусалима, у которого много имен. Одним из них является «Йеру-Шалем» – смысл на иврите «видеть единство» – «искать мира». Не секрет, что сегодня мы живем в сложном мире, который сталкивается со множеством серьезных проблем. Поэтому у нас миротворческая миссия, и мы должны жить, подавая пример всем, от молодежи до взрослых, нашими действиями и поведением».

Френкель уточнил: «Когда в Йом-Киппур князь Монако присоединяется к нашей церемонии, это знак для всех, чтобы стремиться к миру и единству. Когда президент Путин приезжает на церемонию зажжения свечей Хануки или встречается с премьер-министром Израиля Биньямином Нетаньяху в музее толерантности в Москве, это знак для всех, как вести себя. Каждый из нас должен стремиться показать пример другим, а также создать хороший тон того, как мы все должны действовать и вести себя».

Френкель также рассказал участникам о наследии Эли Визеля: «Он всегда искал мира. Он был воином за справедливость, воином за единство и, прежде всего, примером великого Человека. Мы обязаны следовать по его стопам, чтобы достичь мира и добра для всех в этом мире».

Раввин Берл Лазар, который также участвовал в диалоге, рассказал собравшимся о его связи с этим местом: «В сердце моего прадеда Сигет занимал особое место. Он часто говорил мне, что этот городок – часть богатой духом нации. В то же время Холокост является частью ее истории, и поэтому важно помнить, что произошло здесь, и нести послание в будущее – сделать все возможное, чтобы остановить антисемитизм».

Лазар также добавил, что «еще важнее узнать, кто именно научил ненавидеть того человека, который нарисовал граффити на стене дома Визеля. Ненависть ведет к убийству, убийство ведет к разрушению и, в конце концов, проигрывают все. Поэтому самым важным уроком, который нужно извлечь, является стремление к миру и дружбе и проповедь понимания и любови».

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The SMART Church Facility is HERE!

The Internet of Things is now available in your church facility.

The world of IoT (Internet of Things) is now available to Houses of Worship. The future is NOW.”

— Tim Cool

CHARLOTTE, NC, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cool Solutions Group, the developer of eSPACE Facility Management Software, is excited to announce the release of their FACILITeSPACE module that integrates their Event Scheduler software to major facility systems to increase operational and energy efficiencies.

For the past decade, the term "smart" has been used to identify devices and physical environments that have incorporated technology to produce integration, inter-connectivity and system processing that does not rely solely on human interaction.

SMART Phone
SMART House
SMART Building
SMART Car

Well…Cool Solutions Group and eSPACE have a new term that is not a fad or a "Star Trek" kind of futuristic fantasy. Ready…

SMART CHURCH 

That's right…your church building can now be SMART.  What does that even mean?!?! How can an inanimate object be smart?  It is like the Scarecrow…it does not have a brain…or does it? With the newly release FACILITeSPACE module to the eSPACE suite of Facility Management software applications, we have given your church building a brain…well sort of. While we cannot literally give your facility any gray matter, we have just released the next best thing.

FACILITeSPACE is the ONLY application that allows your church to integrate your event/facility scheduling software to many of your major building systems:

COOLSPACE – HVAC integration with Building Automation and WiFi thermostats
SECURESPACE – Door access controls
INFOSPACE – Comprehensive system to integrate with your digital signage and digital room signage
TECHSPACE – Coming Soon! – Will provide integration and alerts with early detection sensors (think water leak detection, overheated electrical panels and devices, humidity control, IT closet temperature….get the point…and turn on projectors and TV's when an even it scheduled – WOW!)
BRIGHTSPACE – Coming Soon! – Integration to lighting throughout your facility

Imagine…you schedule your event in eSPACE (or one of our integration partners) and it:

-Turns the HVAC on in time for the event and then turns it off after the event
-Unlocks/Locks whatever doors you need access (that have digital controls) for that event
-Lists the schedule and other event data on the digital signage through your building
-Displays the events on the digital door sign
-Turns on the TV or Projector for the event
-Turns on and off the needed lights for the event
-Alerts your facility team and appropriate vendors if there is a significant issue

This is not a fairy tale…this is the world of IoT (Internet of Things) and the future is NOW.

Contact our team for more information and let the OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES BEGIN!

What to learn more?  Join us for an informational Webinar on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 2:00pm

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H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세를 위한 성조기 계양

수천명의 참가자가 나무 (南無) 도르제 창 붓다 3세가 걸은 레드카펫의 양옆에 무릎을 꿇고 환영하였는데 하다 (哈達)를 손에 든 모습들이 평소와 사뭇 다르게 경건했다.

나무 도르제 창 붓다 3세는 등단하여 수천명의 불제자들에게 설법하여 수행의 중요성을 강조하였다.

미국 수도에서 H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세의 새신을 축하하기 게양식을 열어, 세계 각지의 불교도들에게 부처의 위대함을 알려졌다.

불교의 중심인 이 거점은 바티칸 같이 발전하여 나무 도르제 창 붓다 3세가 계신 곳, 즉 정법원 (正法院)도 이곳에 세워질 것입니다.”

— 모치존자 (莫知尊者)

로스앤젤레스, 캘리포니아 주, 미국 , November 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세는 2010년 세계평화상을 수상하였다. 2013년 미국 상원은 세계평화상의 취지와 그 결정을 지지하고 그의 공적및 인류에의 공헌을 인정하여 만장일치로 결의했다. 2018년6월24일 캘리포니아주 성천호 (聖天湖 Holy Heavenly Lake) 에서 거행된 「제3세 도르제 창 붓다의 축수」법회에서 「5월15일 미국 의회는 성조기를 계양하여 전불교의 최고 지도자인 H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세에게 경의를 표하였다」고 세계불교본부가 세계각지로부터 모인 불교신자들에게 공표했다. 워싱턴 DC에서 열린 축수에서의 국기 계양을 통해 그의 위대함과 무엇과도 비교할 수 없는 존엄이 세계각지의 불교신도들에게 널리 알려졌다. 관계자에 의하면 각 위원회의 위원장이나 의장을 포함한 베테랑 양원의원의 대다수가 서면을 통해 H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세에게 축의를 표명하였다고 한다.

세계불교본부에서 열린 법회 회장에 출석한 H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세가 경찰에 의한 엄중 엄밀한 경비속 레드카펫을 걸어 호반으로 이동할 때 참가자가 하다 (티벳족이 부처에게 바치는 적색・백색・황색・남색등의 기다란 천)를 손에 들고 그 양옆으로 무릎을 꿇고 나무 도르제 창 붓다 3세의 법명을 외치며 맞이하였다. 법회 기간중에는 맑은 하늘이 이어져 기온이 내려가지 않고 28도 전후로 지속되었지만 신기하게도 회장 안밖은 덥기는 커녕 시원함마져 느껴졌다.

세계불교본부 책임자 모치존자는 (莫知尊者) 개회 인사에서 이렇게 말하였다.「먼저 우리들은 위대한 미국에게 감사하지 않으면 안됩니다. 5월15일 나무 도르제 창 붓다 3세의 탄생일을 특별히 축하하기 위해 성조기가 워싱턴 DC에 계양되어 푸른 하늘에 휘날렸습니다. 미국 의회에서는 계양에 앞서『H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세의 생탄기념일에는 전 불교의 최고 지도자인 그를 향한 경의의 마음을 담아 우리 미국의 국기가 국회의사당 위에 계양될것』이라고 발표 해 주었습니다. 지금 여러분이 보고계신 푸른 하늘에 휘날리고 있는 깃발은 국회에 계양된 국기 입니다. 나무 도르제 창 붓다 3세의 사무실에 보내진 것을 보관하고있던 것입니다.」

「여러분이 모이신 이 성천호 (Holy Heavenly Lake) 호반은 어디에도 없는 각별한 장소이며 파워스폿이기도 한 단상입니다.」모치존자는 수천명에 이르는 참가자 신도들에게 이렇게 소개한 후 다시 말을 이었다. 「지금 우리가 서있는 장소 밑에는 거대한 수정호가 있습니다. 성천호의 지하에는 세계의 남북을 통과하는 두개밖에 없는 대하의 지하 수맥중 하나가 흐르고 있습니다. 이 얼마나 대단한 일 입니까! 고덕의 승려분들이 이곳에 불교거점을 만드신것을 환영하는 바입니다. 불교의 중심인 이 거점은 바티칸 같이 발전하여 나무 도르제 창 붓다 3세가 계신 곳, 즉 정법원 (正法院)도 이곳에 세워질 것입니다. 이 거점은 장벽으로 둘러싸여 불교의 성지가 되어 둘도없는 특별한 세계불교의 요충지가 될 것입니다. 앞으로도 여러분이 이곳에 들러주신다면 기쁘게 맞이하겠습니다. 이곳은 유일무이한 세계에서 가장 장엄하고 화려한 불교의 중심 거점이 될 것입니다!」

「제가 본부의 일을 담당하고 있음으로 제 자신이 세계불교본부가 사람들에게 필요한 존재가 되기 위해 수행하게 된것은 필연적인 것이었습니다. 세상 사람들을 위해 일하고 사람들에게 조금이라도 이익과 행복을 안겨주며 국가의 부강과 세계평화에 조금이라도 공헌하며 법계에 있어서도 한명이라도 해탈하는 사람이 늘도록 돕는것이 저의 사명입니다.」

모치존자는 인사를 끝마친 후 지면에 무릎을 꿇고 나무 도르제 창 붓다 3세를 향해 최고의 예를 표명하였다. 그리고 큰 소리로 붓다에게 불제자를 위한 설법을 청함과 동시에 미국의 번영과 발전, 행운을 빌고 또한 참가한 제자들의 나라가 오곡풍요와 자연재해가 없으며 누구나가 불교의 기쁨에 충만하여 행복과 지혜가 넘치도록, 그리고 하루빨리 보리 (菩提)의 경지에 들어가도록 축복하였다.

등단한 H.H.도르제 창 붓다 3세는 모두에게 부처의 가르침을 설법하며 수행의 중요성을 강조하고 부처에 대하여 배우는 기본적인 생각에 대하여 전했다. 그리고 참가자 전원에게 한알의 감로환 (甘露丸)을 나눠주며 지금까지의 원력 (願力)과 같이 사람들에게 이익을 제공하되 사리를 꾀하는 일 없이 금전도 공양도 일절 받지않았다. 칠중 (七衆)의 제자 모두 환희하며 기쁨에 충만한 채 법회도 원만하게 막을 내렸다.

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Pastor Lingerfelt on Giving Thanks

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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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Source: EIN Presswire

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
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

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
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation commences campaign to impart motivational counselling to under-privileged children

Annamrita.org

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


Source: EIN Presswire

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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