Fresh New Spoken Word Competition “LIFT EVERY VOICE” Call For Entries by Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lead by the vibrant younger BHERC members, this new “Signature” program elevates the voices of extraordinary writers and spoken word artists around the globe.

Spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers bring words to life with poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion; The voice of the people. We are looking for those voices.”

— Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President & Founder BHERC

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) along with the capable hands of its NextGen members, with pride and great excitement, announces a Call For Entries for the inaugural BHERC “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) program. This fresh and new Written and Spoken Word Competition introduces a modern pathway for expressions of the “Spoken Word” artistic medium to increase its visibility on the world stage. Beginning April 2, 2021, thru April 23, 2021, 11 PM PDT, anyone who is age 16 and above is eligible to submit. Spoken word artists, poets, creative writers, and all who desires to share their ability to tell stories; to analyze the world or situations decisively and creatively with their words; those who want to offer that knowledge in a way that is available to large and diverse audiences are encouraged to apply at www.BHERC.TV.

About the Competition
An original creation of BHERC, “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) is managed by member Robert McCune and is an important opportunity to create recognition for poets and spoken word artists, especially the younger generation. With the intent to tap into the power of words and ideas, and to engage and nurture a younger generation, LEV intends to create a bridge to understanding the issues — both legacy and contemporary — that many people face today. “‘Lift Every Voice’ is an opportunity for writers and performers to speak for themselves, their families, and the world they live in. Considering the impact of the current climate of the world, and how it has proven to be debilitating, frustrating, resulting in tragedy for so many, this show provides a platform highlighting an area of artistry that is often overlooked.” stated Robert McCune, LEV Program Director. This program also allows BHERC LEV to call out across the globe in search of talented spoken word artists who are ready to let their words be heard. BHERC wants them to be seen and heard and all forms of prose are accepted. However, what makes this program “fresh” and “next level” is the addition of the online, character-driven, multi-episode competition.

What is Different About This Competition
• Character-driven, this multi-episode competition
• (10) Finalist selected to compete for cash prizes
• Finalists/creative writers meet several challenges each week
• Finalists are asked to provide new original works with each challenge.
• They must perform original works for all challenges.
• Eliminations will take place weekly

Eligibility/Requirements
• Contestants must be age 16 and up, (minors will need parental permission)
• 3 original or newly written works, (different subject and style)

Judging Criteria
• Contestants will be judged for the following: Originality, Creativity, Performance, Presence and
Connectivity.

Timeline
• April 23rd application deadline for 1st phase (100 contestants will be chosen)
• April 30th phase 2 contestants Announced (submit a 60-second video performing a submitted work)
• May 14th Final (10) contestants announced

About the Program Director
Robert McCune is a Spoken Word Artist who believes that having such a gift is equivalent to having a “superpower”. He is a passionate believer that your voice, your thoughts, and your ideas can and do help people. Most of all, he believes that writers are needed to create narratives for the world in ways where love always wins. Born and raised in Pittsburg California, Robert now resides in Oakland, California. He attended Holy Names University, where I received a degree in behavioral psychology. He is a proud husband, father, writer, critical thinker, and basketball coach.

The competition will span ten weeks, in which finalists will compete in different writing and performance challenges each week. Eliminations will take place weekly, where only the top-scoring will move on towards the cash prizes.

During the competition, contestants will be judged on their written works, the performance of those works, and how well their works encompassed their challenges for that week. “‘Lift Every Voice’ puts the voicings of many stories of joy and sadness, survival, healing, and triumph across the globe front and center. No one can tell these stories with more poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion than spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers. They are the voice of the people. The voice of humanity!” elated Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President and Founder of BHERC. Each week Judges will mentor the contestants and go through their creative process, share a bit about the finalists and how they are handling the competition. Contestants will be expected to give testimonials, embrace competition contrary to their fellow writers, and try to gain as much exposure as possible.

BHERC believes in the promise and power of youth and young people and has invested in their power to bring about change thru the support of programs that include the Youth Diversity Film Festival, Fight Back with Film, the Artistry in Motion animation program, and mentoring workshops and panels with entertainment industry executives. BHERC also provides scholarships and grants assistance to college students and emerging artists. “Lift Every Voice” is a natural and evolutionary addition to the family of programs that serve to empower the youth of today.

The BHERC “Lift Every Voice” Call For Entries, opens Friday, April 2, thru Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11 PM (PDT) at www.BHERC.TV. Apply today! For additional information about all BHERC programs log on to www.BHERC.org or call 310 284-3170

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Truth & Liberty Coalition Opposes the “For the People Act of 2021”

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Educating people of faith to engage in public affairs is important for maintaining biblical values in our society.

This bill is very, very dangerous. It is, in my view, the greatest threat to the American republic in my lifetime.”

— Richard Harris, executive director, Truth & Liberty Coalition

WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The so-called “For the People Act” (S 1, 2021) is probably one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation in American history, according to Richard Harris, executive director, Truth & Liberty Coalition.

“Instead of the ‘For the People Act,’ it should be called the ‘One-Party Takeover of American Government Act,’” Harris said.

According to The Heritage Foundation, the bill – passed in the Democrat-controlled House (HR 1, 2021) and currently in the Senate – would federalize and micromanage the election process administered by states. “It would impose unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on states and reverse the decentralization of the American election process—which is essential to the protection of our liberty and freedom,” according to The Heritage Foundation.
Established in 2019 by Andrew Wommack and other Christian leaders, the Truth & Liberty Coalition offers a variety of programs, tools and resources to be able to focus on conservatism in the United States.

“Educating people of faith to engage in public affairs is important for maintaining biblical values in our society,” said Harris

“We find often that churchgoers and pastors don’t know where to start,” said Harris. “Our goal is to educate audiences and connect with resources and groups across the nation to help them impact their own spheres of influence.”

The “For the People Act of 2021” would automatically register countless people who are actually not citizens and enable overt fraud by hackers and cybercriminals, Harris said.

In addition, the bill would:
• Require states to allow felons to vote.
• Require states to register 16- and 17-year-olds to vote.
• Prohibit checking government records to make sure non-citizens aren’t voting.
• Require states to let people register to vote on election day (making it almost impossible to verify citizenship and prevent double voting).
• Prohibit state laws requiring people to show an ID before voting.
• Prohibit any inquiry regarding a person’s legal status to vote.
• Require states to allow “ballot harvesting” (where someone can collect ballots from others and turn them in) – even by candidates and others working in campaigns.

“This bill is very, very dangerous. It is, in my view, the greatest threat to the American republic in my lifetime,” Harris said.

About the Truth & Liberty Coalition:
Visit the Resource Center for great practical resources for standing for truth in the public square and learn about becoming a member.

About Andrew Wommack:
Andrew Wommack is president and founder of the Truth & Liberty Coalition, Andrew Wommack Ministries, and Charis Bible College. He and other Christian leaders established the Truth & Liberty Coalition to educate, unify, and mobilize believers in Jesus Christ to affect the reformation of nations through the seven mountains of cultural influence. Since 1968, he has taught God’s Word with clarity and simplicity, emphasizing the unconditional love and grace of God. His vision is to spread the Gospel as far and deep as possible through his daily Gospel Truth television and radio programs, broadcast nationally and internationally, as well as through GospelTruth.TV, his internet television network.

About Executive Director Richard Harris:
Richard Harris graduated from the Charis Bible College School of Ministry in 2015. Before coming to Charis, he earned a degree in political science from Oklahoma State University in 1987, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cornell Law School in 1994, magna cum laude. He practiced law at all levels of state and federal courts for 20 years, including a case before the United States Supreme Court. Richard served for several years as the legal counsel for the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee.

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COURAGE IGENE SET TO COMMENCE INT'L GATHERING OF EAGLES CONFERENCE 2021

COURAGE IGENE HOSTS PREMIERE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CONFERENCE LIKE NO OTHER!

DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
The desire to achieve a set goal that brings joy to people in the community is synonymous with some people. Respected Courage Igene, the United States based Apostle appears to be one of them.

A celebrated man with several astonishing achievement to his credit, he is not relenting in his drive for more success.

He is set for something more innovative as he is organising a World Premiere Conference called "International Gathering Of Eagles Conference 2021" with the theme " Grace & Glory" quoting from the Holy Scripture, says 'The Lord will give Grace and Glory' (Psalm 84:11).

Apostle Courage Igene who is the lead pastor incharge of All Nations Church said it will be a '7 Incredible Nights Of Grace & Glory'. He reiterated that its a must attend program as God will come down in a mighty way through his servants to bless every participant.

Billed to commence on Monday May 10th- Sunday 16th 2021. It will also include morning sessions like Training and Impartation Session for Ministers and Church Workers. At the Church auditorium, All Nations Church, 1323, Columbia drive, Suite 315, Richardson Tx 75081.

Though its an annual Conference but this year International Gathering of Eagles Conference promises to be significant, superlative and innovative with lots of benefit like no other.

The Conference would be featuring some notable personalities as guest ministers whom the Lord has used to project the program, the likes of
Rev Cleveth Samuel, Pastor Grace Ashu, Prophetess Beverly Anike, Bishop Thomas Ridgney, Dr Kevin Hull, Pastor Gedeon Guidi.

While the Worship Psalmists are Psalmist Shalonda, Psalmist Wildine, Min. Ryan Horton, Pastor Betty Johnson, Psalmist Deborah, Mission to Mime Dance Ministry, And All Nations Mass Choir, among all, while Apostle Courage Igene remains the Chief Host.

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The national church of Iceland adopts digital tools for strategy execution

The national church of Iceland is organized into 266 congregations around the country, the photo shows Hallgrímskirkja situated on a hilltop near the centre of Reykjavík (photo by Sebastian Palomino from Pexels).

The national church of Iceland is organized into 266 congregations around the country, the photo shows Hallgrímskirkja situated on a hilltop near the centre of Reykjavík (photo by Sebastian Palomino from Pexels).

Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson, CSO and founder, DecideAct

Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson, CSO and founder, DecideAct

Logo of the national church of Iceland

The national church of Iceland is organized into 266 congregations around the country, the photo shows Vikurkirkja, the local church in Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland (photo by Rudolf Kirchner from Pexels).

The national church of Iceland is organized into 266 congregations around the country, the photo shows Vikurkirkja, the local church in Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland (photo by Rudolf Kirchner from Pexels).

With DecideAct's mobile app, everyone in an organization can carry the strategy in their pocket

With DecideAct’s mobile app, everyone in an organization can carry the strategy execution in their pocket

The national church of Iceland will from now on use DecideAct’s digital tool for strategy implementation to create coherence in the organization.

Structurally it can be compared with companies working with ecosystems – and we have a solution specifically designed for that purpose.”

— CSO and Co-founder of DecideAct, Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson

NEXØ, BORNHOLM, DENMARK, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Strategy Execution Management software-company DecideAct now enters into a new business field as the company has signed with the first national church as a customer.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (the national church of Iceland) will from now on use DecideAct’s digital tool for strategy implementation to create coherence and alignment between the church organization and the local congregations. DecideAct has signed a contract with the national church which will be the first to use DecideAct’s solution for ecosystems.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland is a free and independent religious community with a membership at around 65 percent of the population. The church is organized into 266 congregations around the country, serving under one bishop. The current bishop is Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir, Iceland’s first female bishop, who assumed office in 2012.

The church will use DecideAct’s digital tool for strategy implementation to create coherence and alignment between the church organization and the local congregations when new initiatives are to be rolled out. This is very much about getting the local churches involved in the best possible way and connecting the units that need to be engaged. The national church will be the first DecideAct client to use the company’s ecosystem solution.

CSO and Co-founder of DecideAct, Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson states: “We are pleased to welcome the national church of Iceland on board as a DecideAct customer. The contract with the church is an interesting step for us, as we are entering a new field with our solution. We are looking forward to supporting the national church with their strategy implementation, and I am convinced that we can learn a lot from helping an organization with this blend of a hierarchical and democratic structure and apply this knowledge to similar organizations in other markets.”

He says that for DecideAct, the national church of Iceland is a new type of customer composed of central operation and local congregations chosen by the population, and with a high degree of autonomy. “Structurally it can be compared with companies working with ecosystems – and we have a solution specifically designed for that purpose,” Bjarni Jónsson concludes.

DecideAct is a dedicated provider of SaaS software and solutions that move manual implementation and follow-up of strategy to a cloud-based Strategy Execution Management platform. By rethinking the way strategy is implemented, DecideAct has created a groundbreaking tool that can help companies and organizations achieve their strategic goals. DecideAct’s vision is to modernize strategic leadership through technology.

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DecideAct Solutions
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Week In, Week Out—Taiwan Scientologists Tackle Drug Prevention With Local Youth to Reach Them Before the Dealers Do

 Truth About Drugs volunteer involves students in discussions of their thoughts, feelings and decisions about drugs.

Truth About Drugs volunteer involves students in discussions of their thoughts, feelings and decisions about drugs.

By reaching kids before they begin to experiment with drugs, the volunteers know they are saving lives.

By reaching kids before they begin to experiment with drugs, the volunteers know they are saving lives.

Volunteers from Taiwan's Scientology Churches and Missions reach hundreds of children and teachers each week with their interactive drug prevention initiative.

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Your opinions are important, says a volunteer from the Truth About Drugs team to students in a middle school classroom in Taiwan, and she encourages them to share their thoughts by giving them the microphone. One student picks out a section from a Truth About Drugs booklet where an addict describes how he started using drugs when he was 14 after a friend accused him of being too chicken to try it. What stood out for another student was a video in which a former drug dealer admits he would tell people anything to get them to buy drugs.

The Truth About Drugs educational booklets and videos produced by Foundation for a Drug-Free World are based on decades of drug prevention experience with children and young adults. Rather than lecturing them, the Truth About Drugs materials invite them to make up their own minds about how they want to live their lives. High-impact public service announcements capture their attention. Youth-friendly booklets present facts, figures and personal stories. And The Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories documentary opens their eyes to how drugs destroy lives.

Every week without fail, teams of volunteers from the Church of Scientology Kaohsiung and the country’s many Scientology Missions and groups volunteer to bring this program to local classrooms, motivated by the knowledge that they are saving lives.

The dedication of these volunteers is one reason that the Church of Scientology in Taiwan has been recognized so many times by the Minister of Interior for its contribution to the people of the country.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a volunteer-based organization. There are hundreds of groups internationally with many of them hosted by Churches of Scientology. The Church is its main sponsor, enabling the Foundation to provide this secular program and its materials free of charge to young people, parents, community leaders and drug educators worldwide.

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: “For every dollar spent on prevention, at least ten can be saved in future health, social and crime costs.”

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Volunteer Ministers From the Church of Scientology Cincinnati Hold Disaster Response Training and Blood Drive

A Volunteer Minister leads a workshop in which she demonstrates a Scientology assist, a technique developed by L. Ron Hubbard that can alleviate pain and speed healing by addressing the spiritual factors in stress and trauma.

A Volunteer Minister leads a workshop in which she demonstrates a Scientology assist, a technique developed by L. Ron Hubbard that can alleviate pain and speed healing by addressing the spiritual factors in stress and trauma.

Those attending the first aid and assists workshop kept in the protocols to protect themselves and each other from COVID-19, including masks, gloves, and maintaining social distancing.

Those attending the first aid and assists workshop kept in the protocols to protect themselves and each other from COVID-19, including masks, gloves, and maintaining social distancing.

Church of Scientology of Cincinnati serves the tri-state area of Southern Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky

Church of Scientology of Cincinnati serves the tri-state area of Southern Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky

Church of Scientology of Cincinnati prepares volunteers to help others in times of disaster.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology Cincinnati organized two programs this month to help the community deal with disaster.

First was an open house in honor of World Civil Defense Day. The program showcased the disaster relief of Scientology Volunteer Ministers around the world followed by a workshop where those attending learned basic first aid from an experienced nurse practitioner. And they also learned vital tools from the Scientology Handbook that can make all the difference in times of disaster.

Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard developed numerous applications of his discoveries for the mental and spiritual aspects of a person’s physical difficulties.

Despite the remarkable relief people often experience from these techniques, they are simple to learn and use and a number of these techniques are covered in the free “Assists for Illnesses and Injuries” course on the Volunteer Ministers website.

The Cincinnati Volunteer Ministers also organized a blood drive at the Church on Saturday for the University of Cincinnati Hoxworth Blood Center that serves 31 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

The Church of Scientology of Greater Cincinnati was dedicated in 2012 by Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion. The Church’s expansive and ideal facilities stand on a three-acre campus at 283 Main Street in Florence, Kentucky.

The Volunteer Ministers program, created by Mr. Hubbard in the mid-1970s and sponsored by the Church of Scientology International as a religious social service, constitutes one of the largest international independent relief forces.

Whether serving in their own communities or on the other side of the world, the motto of the Scientology Volunteer Minister is “Something can be done about it.” The Volunteer Minister’s mandate is to be “a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth, and spiritual values to the lives of others.”

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Known for Moving in the Prophetic, Tracy Cooke Releases a New Book That Makes Spiritual Gifts Approachable for Everyone

“Heavenly Secrets to Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts” by Tracy Cooke

Prophet Tracy Cooke

Cooke Revivals Ministries announces the launch of a new book by Prophet Tracy Cooke entitled “Heavenly Secrets to Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts.”

Despite what we’re facing, I believe God will heal our bodies. What you see in the Bible is still available to us, and through us, today.”

— Tracy Cooke

NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a global environment that finds itself primarily focused on fear, a new book offers very timely help. Authored by Tracy Cooke, a prophet who freely moves in the Gifts of the Spirit by way of an uncommon anointing, “Heavenly Secrets to Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts” makes its way to the fore. Giving readers a road map to embracing a one-on-one relationship with the Spirit of God, the book offers readers a hands-on approach to powerfully change hearts and minds. Cooke is a former pro skateboarder who heard the call of God in 1993. After two brushes with death, he knew his life was meant to reach the nations with a prophetic touch that includes miracles. For Cooke, Christianity isn’t just a religious word. Instead, it’s a supernatural experience that emulates Jesus Christ right down to the healing gifts made manifest in the here and now.

Cooke said, “Our ministry aims to reintroduce Jesus to people in a unique way. The world is filled with busyness and suffering. So, we're getting back to the basics with love and compassion because God is still interested in signs and wonders. Despite what we’re facing, I believe He will heal our bodies. What you see in the Bible is still available to us, and through us, today. That's not just for special people or prophets; the gifts of the Holy Spirit are readily accessible to every single follower of Jesus.”

Cooke’s book, “Heavenly Secrets to Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts," shows readers how to operate in the supernatural gifts found in scripture. The book also includes prayers for healing, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the anointing for miracles. In the book, readers will learn how to:

– Increase their relationship with the Holy Spirit and understand His signature characteristics.

– Depend on the Holy Spirit’s leading to flow in His gifts.

– How to position oneself for the Glory of God to manifest through their life.

No stranger to TV, Cooke has appeared multiple times on Sid Roth’s nationally syndicated program, “It’s Supernatural.” Numerous speaking engagements have also surrounded discussions about the presidency of Donald Trump.

In addition to his online school, the Elisha Training Center, Cooke’s ministry offers outreach ministries such as Celebrate Recovery to help alcoholics and drug addicts. Their community food drives also help those most in need. In the process of expansion, the evangelistic arm of the ministry will soon facilitate new outreach ministries.

Cooke adds, “We currently have a television studio in New Bern, NC, where all of our pre-recorded and live ministry takes place. People are more than welcome to stop by for prayer. We’ll agree together for miracles!”

For more information, visit https://www.cookerevivals.org.

About Cooke Revivals Ministries:
Tracy Allen Cooke founded Cooke Revivals Ministries alongside Michael and Ruba Cooke to bring a practical message of encouragement with power to people via national and international revivals, radio, television, and the Elisha Training Center online.

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Court Records Expose Police Officer’s Bias and Culpability in Theft of Church Property

Transcript shows Colorado Springs police detective Brian Corrado encouraged woman to steal church property

COLORADO SPRIINGS, COLORADO, USA, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Colorado Springs Fellowship Church (CSFC) gave a hand up to Arnisha and Nick Gainer who were residing in a mold-infested apartment with only a couch, dilapidated kitchen table, and air mattresses in the bedroom. Concerned about the negative environment and the health and welfare of the Gainers exposure to black mold, CSFC permitted the Gainers to reside in a nicer corporate apartment fully furnished by the church. The Gainers not only agreed to contribute $1000 per month (the cost they were paying for rent in their previous mold-infested residence), but also agreed to not do drugs or possess firearms in the corporate apartment. CSFC told the Gainers that if they failed to abide by the rules the church would not permit them to continue residing in the apartment.

After violating the drug use and gun possession rules and becoming belligerent about doing so, seven church parishioners went to the apartment to secure the property therein. Nick Gainer wasn’t going to allow that to happen and pulled a gun on parishioners.

CSFC parishioners called the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) expecting they would assist them in securing church property. However, CSFC’s expectations would ultimately be destroyed by Detective Brian Corrado who not only conducted a biased investigation and fabricated felony charges against parishioners but also encouraged Arnisha Gainer to steal church property. On the day CSFC contacted the police after Nick Gainer menaced them with a gun, uniformed officers arrived and sent parishioners home without church property.

On August 21, 2020, the Gainers received and signed for a letter from CSFC’s attorney Bernard Kleinman that included an itemized list of all CSFC’s property in the corporate apartment. Kleinman told the Gainers in his letter that the church would retrieve their property within 24 hours of them vacating the premises and that they were not to “remove, damage, spoil, or otherwise vandalize” church property (View letter at https://bit.ly/3tWGo2f). Arnisha Gainer provided Kleinman’s letter to Corrado.

Corrado was also provided with the formal lease agreement proving CSFC was the lessee of the apartment and receipts showing that the $20,000.00 worth of furnishings and other property in the apartment that was purchased by the church. Official police transcripts and audio from Corrado’s October 1, 2020 interview of Arnisha Gainer shows Gainer tacitly and affirmatively acknowledges CSFC’s ownership of the property and expresses her misgivings about stealing it.

“If they didn’t want us to be in the apartment anymore, the could’ve just told us that and we would’ve left,” Gainer stated to Corrado. “We could’ve at least found a friend…um our friend, Nicole, we could’ve asked her to stay there,” added Gainer. “I know they (CSFC) want their stuff and I don’t know if we- if we take it, if we’re in the wrong from taking it,” said Gainer. Following these acknowledgements, Detective Corrado suggests a scheme to Gainer whereby she could steal all of the church’s property and be supported by him and the department.

Corrado tells Gainer she should consider “hiring a lawyer…who’s on the civil side.” Because “the way we look at this case is, [CSFC parishioners] were there to take things back that they THOUGHT belonged to them,” Detective Corrado told Gainer.

“From Arnisha Gainer’s statements alone, Detective Corrado had no doubt that the property in the apartment belonged to the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church,” says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. According to Black’s law dictionary, an investigation is defined as “the activity of trying to find out the truth.” “Corrado did not try to find the truth or he would’ve contacted the CSFC board to get their side of the story,” adds Banks. “Instead, Corrado viewed the investigation only through lens provided of the Gainers,” adds Banks.

“The fingerprints of bias and discrimination against the church can be seen everywhere in this case,” says Banks. “All the objective evidence to-date shows that Corrado manipulated the facts and insidiously prodded Ms. Gainer into stealing church property under the guise that he and the department would treat it as a civil matter,” adds Banks.

According the Denver Post (https://www.denverpost.com/2020/11/02/plea-deals-racial-bias-colorado/) 99% of the criminal cases result in plea deals which is why the church believes that biased cops like Corrado confidently hedge their bets on the accused taking a plea bargain which would result in his malfeasance never being brought to light or becoming moot.

“Corrado and the El Paso County District Attorney have a herculean task proving that CSFC parishioners came to the church’s corporate apartment with the intent to commit a crime,” says Banks.

The Colorado burglary statute (https://codes.findlaw.com/co/title-18-criminal-code/co-rev-st-sect-18-4-203.html) requires the state to prove that CSFC parishioners knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in the church’s corporate apartment with the intent to commit a crime against another’s person or property, not their own property.

If Corrado had conducted an unbiased investigation, he would have found that the Church purchased a car and GAVE it to the Gainers as part of their outreach to them (See video of a happy Nick Gainer receiving the car at https://bit.ly/3w9s7kA). Unlike the $20,000.00 worth of furnishings in the corporate apartment, the church has not sought return of the car because it indeed was a gift. As a Christian organization, CSFC’s mission is to be God’s hand extended to those who are in need which is why parishioners mobilize weekly to show random acts of kindness throughout Colorado Springs – acts which have included CSPD, El Paso County, Sheriff’s Office, the military, schools, hospitals and others in public service (See letters of appreciation at https://bit.ly/3a6BuZd & https://bit.ly/3758wHw & https://bit.ly/2LDNMPs ) and a video of Pastor Banks giving a struggling mother $1000.00 to buy gifts for her children.

“It’s disgraceful that Detective Corrado has no interest in the truth and chooses to reward CSFC evil for the good it did for the Gainers and the Colorado Springs community,” says Banks. “But given what happened to George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police, Corrado’s bias and abuse of church parishioners and his alleged participation in the unlawful theft of church property is not a surprise,” concludes Banks.

As of the date of this press release, Nick and Arnisha Gainer have not been arrested and charged for actually taking $20,000.00 worth of church property. CSFC has been told there’s an internal affairs investigation into Detective Corrado’s conduct but given the city’s lethargic pace of action from Chief Niski, Mayor Suthers and the El Paso County District Attorney, church leaders have low expectations.

As is customary in the U.S. criminal justice system related to officer misconduct, the wagons have been circled and the blue wall is always reinforced to protect a rogue officer at the expense of the innocent.

An evidentiary hearing for CSFC parishioners has been scheduled for April 21, 2021.

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Generations Deep By Gina Birkemeier, LPC Released For Worldwide Distribution

Book Based Upon Concept That Our Stories Begin Before We Take Our First Breath

Generations Deep helps people recognize how everyone’s story begins long before their first breath. Readers will learn how and why it is vital to learn what their vulnerabilities are. ”

— Gina Birkemeier, LPC

ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES , March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Generations Deep: Unmasking Inherited Dysfunction and Trauma to Rewrite Our Stories Through Faith and Therapy (ISBN 978-1-17329545-2-6, Out Loud Publishing, 2021) by Gina Birkemeier has been released for worldwide distribution. In this powerfully-written book, Birkemeier shares her own family’s personal story through four generations, showing how destructive behaviors of one generation are repeated by following generations and that unless we take time and effort to repair the past, this dysfunctional cycle will continue. Offering questions and theories to consider, including a questionnaire created with the help of sixty therapists, Generations Deep will guide readers toward their own growth where it’s possible to banish shame and find freedom—for themselves and for future generations. The book has a faith component also, with Birkemeier drawing not only from her career as a licensed therapist but also her ministry work in writing it. The paperback edition retails for $16.95 and the Kindle version is $12.99. The book is ideal for anyone interested in self-help and self-improvement, and ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s New Releases Personal Growth and No. 11 on the Self Help category the day after it was released.

"This book is about connecting dots. About showing how patterns, beliefs, behaviors, ideas, identity and styles of relating are passed down. It’s about creating awareness and understanding. It’s about learning how trauma impacts us at a cellular level- but so does healing,” said Birkemeier.

“ Generations Deep helps people recognize how everyone’s story begins long before their first breath,” continued Birkemeier. “Readers will learn how and why it is vital to learn what their vulnerabilities are so they can minimize the risk of repeating them. Generations Deep allows readers to break the bonds with inherited dysfunction and trauma, and to rewrite a healthy narrative for themselves and those that come after them.”

Faith and therapy played important roles in Birkemeier’s personal healing. Today with nearly two decades of experience in counseling and ministry, she uses this knowledge to guide readers on how to do their own work and heal from inherited behaviors. She shows that cycles can be broken, and readers can shed the chains of inherited behaviors that are destructive. From there, they can live healthier lives and pass that life on to future generations. Reading Generations Deep will leave the reader encouraged and empowered to break unhealthy cycles in their own lives..

About the author

Gina Birkemeier is a nationally-renowned licensed professional counselor, author, and speaker. Gina approaches her field with a specific purpose to help people find the freedom to be who they were created to be. In her practice, Gina draws upon her professional background in counseling and ministry to assist others to break the bonds of previous generations and live enriching and productive lives.

Gina holds a master’s degree in counseling and theology from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a therapist at CrossRoads Counseling.

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Freedom Coach Gina Gayle Gray of Anywhere Mind Body & Soul to be Featured on Close Up Radio

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In order to shine brightly, we must be able to believe in our True Highest Self—and most people need help remembering who we are at our very Source.

There are people who can guide others on a transformational journey to a life without restrictions. Gina Gayle Gray is one such person. Gina is a Freedom Coach and the founder of Anywhere Mind Body & Soul.

“As a Freedom Coach, I guide my clients by shining the light for them and leading them on a journey back to their own personal power and inner wisdom,” says Gina. “In this place, they can transform overwhelmed states such as feeling lost, trapped, or empty into states of balance, composure, and vitality. I believe everybody has their own best resources right inside of them. My goal is to guide them back to their True Highest Self, which is deep inside.”

To experience complete wholistic health and well-being, an understanding of the interrelation of all the body systems is necessary. Gina’s program integrates wholistic modalities to work with each of the parts—Mind, Body & Soul—to create balance, repair and energize each one, while being mindful of the interconnectedness of each of these systems.

She teaches her clients how to take responsibility for their own well-being by stepping inside their own Mind, Body & Soul to know what is needed to live fully in balance and freedom.

Gina uses Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) processes to help clients find answers and create solutions by re-programming any ways of thinking that may not be serving their Highest Self. Gina also teaches wholistic nutrition, pranayama, and a “yogic lifestyle” to help people learn to honor their bodies and take back their own health care.

Finally, Gina uses an energy-shifting and balancing modality known as The Emotion Code. With this process, Gina is able to identify and remove negative energies in the form of trapped emotions from a person’s emotional body. The process is a simple and powerful way to find and release these trapped energies, which then results in astonishing improvements in emotional wellness and physical wellness, too.

“My philosophy is to start with every client right where they are because change can begin at any time,” says Gina. “I give my clients the tools and show them how to fix themselves, because that's true empowerment.

“It’s always possible to take care of yourself anywhere—no excuses,” says Gina. “And you must. It’s time to realize the importance of not only surviving but shining. In order to shine brightly, we must be able to believe in our True Highest Self. I’m here to help others remember who they are at their very Source.”

Close Up Radio will feature Gina Gayle Gray in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on April 1st at 4pm EST

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

For more information, visit Gina’s website at www.anywheremindbodysoul.com

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