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Episcopal Diocese of New York receives $1 Million from Lilly Endowment to launch ‘Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation’

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Episcopal Diocese of New York is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish "Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation."

The program is funded through Lilly Endowment's Thriving Congregations Initiative. The aim of the national initiative is to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong relationships with each other and contribute to the flourishing of local communities and the world.

Lilly Endowment is making nearly $93 million in grants through the initiative. The grants will support organizations as they work directly with congregations and help them gain clarity about their values and missions, explore and understand better the communities in which they serve, and draw upon their theological traditions as they adapt ministries to meet changing needs.

Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation is a five-year project for congregational renewal of the Diocese of New York, developed in collaboration with General Theological Seminary. This project grows out of the recent strategic initiatives of the Diocese in church planting and congregational redevelopment as a brave and faithful response to a rapidly changing environment of mission and ministry.

Episcopal Futures envisions vibrant congregations with capacity to discern and articulate a clear mission, vision and identity, promote spiritual vitality and faith formation among its members and respond creatively and adaptively to conflict and change in their ministry contexts. In collaboration with General Theological Seminary, the Learning Communities program will be designed and developed to provide resources of training curriculum, consultants and coaches to the participants. The participating teams will practice and implement collaboration, faith renewal and radical reconciliation in their ministry contexts. Work will include continued implementation, evaluation and research. In keeping with the Reparations Resolution 9 of the Diocesan Convention 2019, Episcopal Futures is also committed to developing Learning Communities in the historically African-American communities as well as in the marginalized communities. in collaboration with General Theological Seminary.

The goal of Episcopal Futures is to (1) build a culture of collaboration and adaptive leadership in and among the congregations of the Diocese that will lead to a deeper commitment to common life and common mission, rooted in the Episcopal ethos and identity, (2) catalyze the renewal of congregations through team work and creative practices in mission and ministries, and (3) plant new and imaginative worshipping communities and outreach ministries that foster justice and reconciliation.

The Episcopal Diocese of New York is one of 92 organizations taking part in Lilly Endowment's Thriving Congregations Initiative. They represent and serve churches in a broad spectrum of Christian traditions, including Anabaptist, Baptist, Episcopal, evangelical, Lutheran, Methodist, Mennonite, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed, Restoration, Roman Catholic and Orthodox, as well as congregations that describe themselves as nondenominational. Several organizations serve congregations in Black, Hispanic and Asian-American traditions.

"In the midst of a rapidly changing world, Christian congregations are grappling with how they can best carry forward their ministries," said Christopher Coble, Lilly Endowment's vice president for religion. "These grants will help congregations assess their ministries and draw on practices in their theological traditions to address new challenges and better nurture the spiritual vitality of the people they serve."

Lilly Endowment launched the Thriving Congregations Initiative in 2019 as part of its commitment to support efforts that enhance the vitality of Christian congregations. Episcopal Diocese of New York is grateful to receive this significant grant to launch this exciting and new initiative, Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation.

The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York

The Rev. Canon Victor Conrado
Canon for Congregational Vitality and Formation

Learn more at: https://dioceseny.org/

About Lilly Endowment Inc.

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J. K. Lilly Sr. and sons Eli and J. K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders' wishes, the Endowment exists to support the causes of religion, education and community development. The Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion. However, it maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis and home state, Indiana. The principal aim of the Endowment's grantmaking in religion is to deepen and enrich the lives of Christians in the United States, primarily by seeking out and supporting efforts that enhance the vitality of congregations and strengthen their pastoral and lay leadership. Learn more at: https://lillyendowment.org/thrivingcongregations/.

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Christ Lutheran Church Launches Updated Website to Increase Accessibility

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Christ Lutheran Church, located in Santa Clarita, California, has launched an updated website to increase their reach and accessibility in the community while adhering to social distancing guidelines: https://www.clcscv.org

Churches have taken on new challenges as they have transformed their weekly services from full buildings with hundreds of adults and families inside to church online in the comfort of people's homes. This has certainly been the case for Christ Lutheran Church in Santa Clarita, who welcomed new Lead Pastor Garrett Siemsen in March then learned they would be unable to continue services in-person. A new website had already been discussed by leadership but the spike of COVID-19 cases and California's stay-at-home order gave the project new importance.

"Christ Lutheran Church exists to help people follow Jesus and find family," says media and communications director Judy Barnes. "Our previous website was outdated and needed a number of improvements, including features for better accessibility among our members and people in the community." As they navigated the challenges of COVID-19 and how the Safer at Home order would affect their weekly services, leadership at Christ Lutheran Church gave the new website priority. "Ensuring the website was ADA compliant was an important element of the redesign," says Barnes. "If we are here to reach people we must be taking all the steps necessary to be accessible to a wide range of people."

Following the Safer at Home order in March, the church pivoted to offer its weekly services strictly through streaming and will continue to hold services virtually. The features on the updated website focus on helping new viewers and members navigate relevant information on the church's weekly services and other virtual events. As fall approaches members can expect to see more ways to engage online, such as a women's bible study that is set to begin in September. Members of the congregation and community alike can tune in weekly for a 9:30 a.m. service every Sunday. For more information and to keep up with CLC online, please visit https://www.clcscv.org/

About Christ Lutheran Church:

Christ Lutheran Church is located at 25816 North Tournament Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

At Christ Lutheran Church, ministry is driven by the mission to welcome people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and to help them grow deeper in that relationship. CLC is affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

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(661) 259-0200

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Salathiel Records Releases Two New Singles by Worship Artist Bill Moss, Jr.

DETROIT, Mich. -- Salathiel Records is saturating the market with two new dynamic releases by Billboard charting artist and worship leader Bill Moss Jr., "Testimony of Praise" and "Brand New Day." Both new singles are available now on all digital music outlets.

A soaring testimony of God's goodness and grace, "Testimony of Praise" is the first release from Moss' soon to be released new album entitled "His Majesty." Featuring power-packed backing vocals by Michigan's renown BME (Baptist, Missionary and Education) State Choir, "Testimony of Praise" is highlighted by an electrifying duet with his award-winning brother and global hitmaker, J Moss.

Joining the nation's civil unrest and social injustice conversation "Brand New Day" is a powerful, purposeful, and passionate new worship anthem co-written by Moss and Nashville singer/songwriter Mark Alan Stansberry. Birthed on purpose and for this time, the new single is an intentional call to action to encourage us as a society to pause our conflicts, look past our differences, and reach out and support one another to effect change.

"In today's climate of a global pandemic and social unrest, it's my hope and prayer that these two new songs will serve as both encouragement and a timely reminder that we not only have so much to be thankful for, but also God remains faithful, continues to shower His blessings and is worthy of our praise," said Moss. "Ultimately, my hope and prayer are that these songs exhort every believer to pray with purpose, faith and authority for our world and God's people during these historic times."

Both singles are supported with an integrated promotional marketing campaign comprising digital, print and broadcast platforms amplified by billboard ads, earned media and digital/social media integrations.

Heir to a music legacy that's transformed the sound of gospel, Moss is the eldest son of the late Bill and Essie Moss (the legendary "Bill Moss & The Celestials,") brother to James (aka "J Moss"), nephew to the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, and cousin to music icons Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark, Jacky Clark-Chisholm (the world famous "Clark Sisters") and Kiera "Kiki" Sheard.

Click to listen to the new singles, "Testimony of Praise" and "Brand New Day." For radio or product requests, contact Bruce Knight at (313) 207-5786 or pushitmarketingandpromotions@gmail.com.

For more information, visit http://www.salathielrecords.com/.

Listen on YouTube:
* Testimony of Praise (feat. J Moss) - https://youtu.be/DaT-cbqcv24
* Brand New Day - https://youtu.be/KGorZY-2UMc

About Salathiel Records

Whether an aspiring new artist or established veteran, among independent labels, the artistic and business team at Salathiel Records is committed to help turn dreams into reality. A reality rooted in success, hard work and a proven track record of not only getting your music out in the world, but also heard and sold.

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Labouré Announces its First-ever Virtual Gala, an Evening of Joy, Hope, and Inspiration in Celebration of New Catholic Vocations!

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- These are challenging times for the Catholic Church, says Labouré, but amidst declining vocation numbers, aging clergy and religious, and reduced church attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are reasons for hope:

* Devoted pastors have found creative ways to minister to the faithful during the coronavirus pandemic.

* Heroic religious sisters and brothers continue to work with the poor and elderly - going to great lengths to provide desperately needed services while protecting the health and safety of vulnerable populations.

* Online video sharing has given Catholics and non-Catholics alike an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of priests and religious - revealing the humanity, the commitment, and the joyful outlook so often found among those who have dedicated their lives to Christ.

* And, thanks to Labouré benefactors, hundreds of aspiring priests and religious, once blocked from answering God's call due to student loan debt, have entered formation!

On August 12, 2020, at 7 p.m. (CST), Labouré will celebrate these and other positive developments within the Catholic Church in its first-ever Virtual Gala!

Through broadcast and streaming technologies, this biannual Twin Cities-based gathering has been transformed into a nationwide event with unlimited potential viewership!

Special guests include:

The Most Reverend Joseph Edward Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, TX; Senator Rick Santorum; The Most Reverend Andrew H. Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN; and many more!

Labouré Virtual Gala Premiere Date:

Wednesday, August 12, at 7 p.m. (CST)

Rebroadcast Dates and Times:

Wednesday, August 12, at 8 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, August 12, at 9:30 p.m. (CST)

Sunday, August 16, at 8:30 a.m. (CST)

Wednesday, August 19, at 7 p.m. (CST)

Sunday, August 23, at 8:30 a.m. (CST)

Thursday, August 27, at 8 p.m. (CST)

Five ways to watch the first-ever Labouré Virtual Gala
1. Tune in to Cable Channel 6 in the Twin Cities
2. Visit https://rescuevocations.org/gala/
3. Visit https://www.facebook.com/labouresociety
4. Visit https://www.youtube.com/c/labouresociety
5. Tune in to Roku and search for Minnesota Community Network

Men and women who wish to pursue a vocation to the priesthood or religious life are often prevented from entering seminaries, convents and monasteries if they have student loan debt. Labouré solves that problem for the Church. Our program teaches aspiring priests and religious a multifaceted fundraising model that enables them to accelerate the resolution of their student loan debt.

For more information, visit https://rescuevocations.org/gala

Labouré, 1365 Corporate Center Curve, Suite 104, Eagan, Minnesota, 55121

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Danville Congregational Church Chosen Best Place of Worship by East Bay Times Reader’s Choice Awards

DANVILLE, Calif. -- Danville Congregational Church (DCC) (www.danvillechurch.org) today announced that it was named "Best Place of Worship" for 2020-2021 by the East Bay Times Reader's Choice Awards. The church also received that honor from East Bay Times readers for 2019-2020. This latest recognition will appear in a supplement to be published with the Sunday, June 28 edition of the East Bay Times.

Background

DCC is a progressive spiritual community that is open and affirming of the LGBTQ community, celebrates differences, is committed to anti-racism work, and encourages alternate views. Members come from many religious traditions, from Baptist to Catholic, from Unitarian to Orthodox, or with no church background at all.

Jim and Shii Stickler began attending Danville Congregational Church earlier this year, based upon a friend's recommendation to visit a United Church of Christ (UCC) congregation. "It was important for us to find a church committed to an open and affirming philosophy of acceptance for all, and we have found that at DCC," said Jim Stickler. "The pastors and people of this community really put this into practice and are truly welcoming."

At DCC, church programs and affiliations include the youth group, a sister parish affiliation with San Antonio Catholic Church in Guatemala, and partnerships with the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, Hope Solutions, and Shelter, Inc. In addition, DCC provides support to other religious institutions and non-profits that serve communities across Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

An important community resource located on the Danville Congregational Church campus is Dayspring Preschool. Its "inquiry learning" approach promotes the use of a child's natural curiosity and hands-on learning materials. Enrichment classes include music and movement, soccer, and dance. The program goal is to help children develop a life-long love of learning, preparing them for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Online presence

DCC was an early adopter of an online church service driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. From a one-way live stream on March 15, DCC quickly transitioned to a video conference service. The result has been an authentic church experience, with screen displays of announcements, the liturgy, scripture, and recorded music. Since Sunday service moved online, church attendance, program participation, and giving at DCC have all increased significantly.

"This recognition from readers of the East Bay Times reflects the impact our Sunday service and church programs are having on members of our church community, especially now with our virtual presence," said Senior Pastor Rev. Eric Sherlock. "Because we are now online accessible to anyone with a laptop or smartphone, we can engage with people in nursing and retirement homes; family and friends of church members; and others who can't attend a live church service. This will remain an important component of our ministry and programs long after shelter-in-place restrictions have ended."

About Danville Congregational Church

Danville Congregational Church traces its roots to a women's sewing circle, which came together in June of 1954. The group's efforts led to the formation of San Ramon Valley Congregational Church the following year. In June, 1986, members voted to change the name to Danville Congregational Church. Today, Danville Congregational Church is a member congregation of the United Church of Christ. Our denomination formed in 1957, when it completed a process of conversation resulting in the union of two denominations: the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Learn more: https://danvillechurch.org/

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Pastor bios:
Senior Pastor Rev. Eric Sherlock
Associate Pastor Rev. Todd Atkins-Whitley
Read bios: https://danvillechurch.org/meet-our-staff/

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925-200-9033

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Interfaith Chaplains Training for the Work of Racial Justice

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Responding to the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Reverend Ineda Adesanya, CEO, announced that the Chaplaincy Institute ("ChI") is committing to training student chaplains and equipping current chaplains with new tools for spiritual care of those harmed by injustice.

Interfaith chaplains are spiritual caregivers to people of all faiths and backgrounds, and to those of no particular faith. The Chaplaincy Institute trains interfaith chaplains for service in healthcare, prisons, street ministry and stealth chaplaincy in various settings.

Rev. Adesanya said, "We must come together in sacred connection, united against hate, to demand justice now. We must, each and all, lend our voices to demand safety for our communities and our world.... The Chaplaincy Institute recognizes the call in this difficult moment and will answer it."

ChI's training in prophetic voice and social transformation equips students to understand oppression and facilitate social transformation from a foundation of spiritual principles across all faith traditions. In the Interfaith Chaplaincy Program students receive extensive preparation for spiritual leadership and compassionate care across diverse religious, spiritual and social contexts.

The Chaplaincy Institute has expanded to allow training from anywhere in the world. Students who are African American or who hold marginalized identities are eligible for scholarships. Whether online or in-person, ChI's programs are creating an expanding network of interfaith chaplains working toward our vision: A just world that honors the sacred connection of all.

To learn more about the The Chaplaincy Institute, an interfaith seminary, and community training chaplains, ministers and spiritual directors for 20 years, visit https://chaplaincyinstitute.org/

To see our mission https://chaplaincyinstitute.org/mission/

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‘Real Power Today,’ led by Pastor Arnie Klann kicks off his 2020 Spiritual Warfare Retreats in Laguna Hills, CA

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- Pastor Arnie Klann, "Real Power Today" announced. Pastor Klann is thrilled to have the opportunity to kick off ministry "that speaks to the unusual and trying times of today, that can lead to strong spiritual interface."

The ministry series is "Real Power Today." The series will kick-off June 25th & June 26th in a Retreat format. The focus is on helping people to push back and heal against Spiritual attack, through a Christian and scriptural format.

The conference series is designed to be targeted, hopeful, and educational. Spiritual Warfare is a Deliverance based, Biblical study.

In a recent interview, Pastor Arnie Klann introduced his theme, "Refueling a Mid-Crisis Life." "The retreats serve as a training, healing, and educational tool; specifically, for alleviating what can feel like a spiritual depression or anxiety. The purpose is to be assisted in prayer for the aid of healing."

In reviewing Pastor Klann's concept, it was intriguing to find that these conferences will be set up in a private and relaxed setting; led primarily by an educational base and an opportunity for small group prayer or private prayer. It will be a day long retreat, which includes a luncheon, the ability to relax on break-time in a beautiful coiffed landscape with water and fountains.

"The relaxation environment is secondary to the primary goal of healing in a deeper, scriptural, and Christian-based venue," Klann states.

The retreats are designed to be intentionally small, (maximum of 10 participants); in order to get more personal prayer time achieved in a shorter period; rather than multiple visits at church.

For more information, scheduling & pricing can be found at https://realpowertoday.com/ website.

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‘Real Power Today,’ led by Pastor Arnie Klann kicks off his 2020 Spiritual Warfare Retreats in Laguna Hills, CA

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- Pastor Arnie Klann, "Real Power Today" announced. Pastor Klann is thrilled to have the opportunity to kick off ministry "that speaks to the unusual and trying times of today, that can lead to strong spiritual interface."

The ministry series is "Real Power Today." The series will kick-off June 25th & June 26th in a Retreat format. The focus is on helping people to push back and heal against Spiritual attack, through a Christian and scriptural format.

The conference series is designed to be targeted, hopeful, and educational. Spiritual Warfare is a Deliverance based, Biblical study.

In a recent interview, Pastor Arnie Klann introduced his theme, "Refueling a Mid-Crisis Life." "The retreats serve as a training, healing, and educational tool; specifically, for alleviating what can feel like a spiritual depression or anxiety. The purpose is to be assisted in prayer for the aid of healing."

In reviewing Pastor Klann's concept, it was intriguing to find that these conferences will be set up in a private and relaxed setting; led primarily by an educational base and an opportunity for small group prayer or private prayer. It will be a day long retreat, which includes a luncheon, the ability to relax on break-time in a beautiful coiffed landscape with water and fountains.

"The relaxation environment is secondary to the primary goal of healing in a deeper, scriptural, and Christian-based venue," Klann states.

The retreats are designed to be intentionally small, (maximum of 10 participants); in order to get more personal prayer time achieved in a shorter period; rather than multiple visits at church.

For more information, scheduling & pricing can be found at https://realpowertoday.com/ website.

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TryTank Experimental Lab launches ‘Dial-A-Priest’

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- TryTank Experimental Lab is making Dial-A-Priest available to hospitals around the country starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Dial-A-Priest is a free service that connects callers to an Episcopal clergyperson who can offer the "Ministration at the Time of Death" from the Book of Common Prayer by telephone to hospital patients.

The hotline can be reached 24 hours a day at (213) 423-3600. The number can easily be found at www.dialapriest.com. On mobile devices the site functions as one-click dialing.

"The anticipated number of people who will die from this pandemic will be too large for our hospitals medically and has already exceeded what the Church can respond to pastorally," said the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, director of the TryTank. "Too many people are dying at the same time, and without the physical presence of a local pastor. This is a way to use the gifts of clergy from all over the United States to help where there is the most need."

While the clergy on the hotline are all Episcopal, they will offer the prayers to any person who wishes to receive them.

After conceiving the idea, TryTank put out a call to mainly retired Episcopal priests through Facebook and other channels. Within hours more than 75 volunteers had been screened and were undergoing orientation on how to use the system.

"What strikes me about this tragedy is how alone everyone is. We are all alone in our various isolations," the Rev. Alice Downs said. "But through this project I can reach into someone's aloneness. From way over here on an island off the coast of Maine I can say to someone dying alone those ancient sacred words that bind us as one people."

TryTank Experimental Laboratory for Church Growth and Innovation is a joint project between Virginia Theological Seminary and the General Theological Seminary. TryTank offers inventive approaches to the challenges facing the Episcopal Church. Working in partnership across the Episcopal Church, TryTank works to understand the forces threatening the church in order to identify creative ways to equip future leaders to reinvigorate the church.

Learn more at: https://www.dialapriest.com/

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Shincheonji Church of Jesus Accomplishment of 100,000 Graduates, Open Word Seminars, and A Leading Volunteer Organization all Across the World

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- As we reign in the end of 2019, many are reflecting back to their achievements within this year. Without a doubt, this past year the religious realm has seen progressive developments however, none has made such achievements as Shincheonji Church of Jesus.

Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony is ahead of its time as it continues to set new trends within religion. Though its origin began with a few, starting out with only Chairman Man Hee Lee, Shincheonji has now gained a massive following of 300,000 and continues to grow due to its clear interpretation of the Bible.

Shincheonji is making accomplishments that no other religious organization has seen nor ever attempted.

A few of the achievements that Shincheonji has made just within the latter half of this year are the following:

100,000 Graduation: On November 10th, Shincheonji held a ceremony for 103,764 graduates. All of whom studied with Shincheonji's Zion Mission Center. Through their own will, these graduates moved from their previous churches to Shincheonji Church of Jesus stating that Shincheonji gives "clear interpretation of the Bible using the principles of the 5 Ws and 1H versus, while many churches emphasis on worldly success.

Pastor Open Bible Seminar: With a shocking 400 pastors in attendance, Chairman Man Hee Lee toured all of Korea hitting seven major cities (Seoul, Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, Jeju, Gwangju) delivering the gospel of God specifically focusing on "God's purpose of the creation of the new thing, promise, and a new thing".

Community Open Bible Seminar: Not only did Chairman Man Hee Lee speak to religious leaders, but all 12 tribe leaders of Shincheonji and over 70 branch churches head lecturers spoke to the public on the topic of "Harvesting and God's Purpose the Creation of a New Thing." After speaking these seminars, a whopping 70,000 people registered to learn the Bible through Shincheonji's Zion Mission Center.

Benefitting the Community: Another initiative that Shincheonji has taken is to find harmony between religion and society. With 76,000 members, Shincheonji's Volunteer Group contributed to holding activities to aid underpriviledged people, senior citizens, and more. These social contribution activities have benefited 101,000 recipients. It has helped 26,000 elderly people, 10,000 underprivileged people, 7,000 disabled people, 5,000 multicultural people, 3,000 veterans' organizations including national patriots.

Shincheonji continues to progressively grow at a pace that other religious organizations cannot follow. It has become the light and salt of the world with all its members actively participating to benefit the society, to make the world a better place and the heal all the nations.

Shincheonji Church of Jesus emphasized, "This year was a meaningful year. The 100,000 graduation and the Open Bible Seminar became the spotlight of the world. This event isn't just the talk of the world but, it will be marked as a groundbreaking event and a wake up call to the world of religion that will bring a change in the world of religion."

https://youtu.be/jjeIGE--0h8Shincheonji Church of Jesus has become to trend setter for all religious organizations, and continues to achieve unprecendented and revolutionary triumphs.

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Graduation of 100,000 students:
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https://youtu.be/ReMAO4mLFgA
https://youtu.be/g6U0H8uCD6w
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Open Bible Seminar: (Second Coming and Harvest)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjeIGE--0h8&feature=share

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5u6PqCkA7g&feature=share

Volunteer works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXh9siSh3oU&feature=share

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