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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/

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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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Shincheonji church of Jesus Graduates 100,000 Students Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On November 10, 2019, Shincheonji church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony held one of the world's largest graduation with the count of 103,764 graduates. In addition to the 100,000 graduates in South Korea, it was also held simultaneously around the world from school locations in Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the United States including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, New York, as well as in South and Central America.

The graduation was broadcast live within major cities in Korea and Internationally for the graduates overseas to participate.

This graduation is the largest graduation from a single denomination worldwide. Adding the combined total number of graduates together would equal to 100 churches of 1,000 congregation members, which is greatly different from the drastic fall of the number of congregation members seen globally in the world of religion and it marks a historical triumph for theological studies especially when seminary education enrollment has declined for the past decade according to a study conducted by the Association of Theology Schools.

Shincheonji is the only place in the world where 100,000 students graduated after completing an in-depth theology program which is open to students wishing to study the Bible and the prophecies from the book of Revelation. Free of coast consisting of beginners, intermediate, and advance content for 6months to a year and graduating after passing the final exams.

Of course it is incredible enough to see 100,000 students graduating from a single denomination; however, what is more shocking is that Shincheonji - which is teaching the fulfillment of Revelation and has been growing at an incredibly rapid pace since 1984 is labeled as a "cult" by the Christian world of the Republic of Korea especially through the CCK (Christian Council of Korea). Despite criticism Shincheonji has received, such as major allegations that "Shincheonji claiming the founder of Shincheonji being Jesus," and "students are coerced to learn and brainwashes the people with their teaching." The graduates reported that those are all false accusations and the reality they've witnessed is completely different.

"For the past 8 months within my Bible study, I was checking to see if any of the criticisms against Shincheonji were true, from making people quit jobs, divorce, and leave their homes, to forcing us in believing the founder of Shincheonji, Mr. Mann Hee Lee as Jesus, I realized that those were false rumors and far from the truth. Anyone can study the Bible according to their free-will and if you do not want to study the Bible you can stop studying at any time. I am thankful that I had a chance to study the Bible for the past 8 months and to see for myself that Shincheonji's teaching of the Bible is biblical and logical," said Graduate Lynn Maldonado.

The growth of Shincheonji is expected to grow exponentially after the graduation. With the evangelism rate of the graduates being over 100%, currently there are 200,000 plus students that are enrolled in the theology program. If Shincheonji continues to grow at this pace, then within 3 years it will reach a million congregation members, and the status quo of the religious world will change.

"All this is not of man's power but of God's power.
All this is the work of God's miracles."

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Installs New Senior Bishop

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On June 26, during the AME Church's Annual Council of Bishops and General Board Meeting Worship Service, at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama, the Right Reverend Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr. was installed as the Senior Bishop of the AME Church.

The Senior Bishop is the active Bishop with the longest tenure of service in the AME Church and is first in order of precedence among the Council of Bishops. The position occupies a key role in the polity and practice of the AME Church. While a Senior Bishop has existed since the incorporation of the church as a denomination in 1816, the first formal investiture ceremony occurred at the 2004 General Conference.

The ceremony includes the passage of the Senior Bishop's regalia-a solid gold medallion with the logo of the denomination donated by the family of Claude Stephens.

During his investiture, Senior Bishop Richardson commented, "I am honored for service at this time in the history of our church. I seek an interest in your prayers that I may rise to the occasion, that inadequacies may not be too glaring. Whatever successes, whatever achievements, the credit, the glory will belong to God in Christ."

Bishop Richardson succeeds the Right Reverend McKinley Young who died in January 2019. He was elected and consecrated the 115th Bishop at the 1996 General Conference. With service in pulpits throughout Georgia and Florida, the last church he pastored prior to his election was Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee, Florida where he served for 18 years. He obtained the Bachelor of Arts degree from the Florida A&M University (where he was noted as the head drum major of the "Marching 100" Band). He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Sacred Theology degrees at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a Bishop, he has served churches in Sierra Leone, Ghana Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Togo and Benin (14th District), the Republic of South Africa (19th District), Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Washington, DC (2nd District) and currently Florida and the Bahamas Islands (11th District). Within he has served as chair of the Health Commission, Lay, Commission on Seminaries, Colleges and Schools and as President of the Council of Bishops. He has represented the AME Church in a number of Ecumenical bodies including the World Methodist Council and the National Congress of Black Churches. He is also a prolific author with articles or chapters in several books including the African-American Devotional Bible and Headlines to Homilies.

Bishop Richardson will serve as Senior Bishop until his retirement in 2024. Reflecting on his time as a FAMU drum major he said, "There are quite a few steps (literally and figuratively) between the Patch (the practice field) and Senior Bishop!"

He and his wife Dr. Connie Speights Richardson are proud parents of two adult children Monique (a Leon County Judge) and Trey (a certified hospital radiographer and professional saxophone player).

About the African Methodist Episcopal Church:

Founded in 1787 by Richard Allen, the African Methodist Episcopal Church is the world's oldest denomination founded by African-Americans. It has over 2 million members in 40 countries on five continents.

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Amitabha Buddha’s Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly Held by True Buddha Dharma Center at Bao Ta Si Temple

COVINA, Calif. -- Amitabha Buddha is the Lord of Buddhism of the Western World of the Utmost Bliss, says True Buddha Dharma Center. According to the "Amitabha Sutra Expounded by the Buddha," this Buddha emits light that is unmeasurable and has a life that is unmeasurable. It is for those reasons, He is called the Amitabha Buddha.

We are happy that the holy birthday of Amitabha Buddha is upon us. The Boatasi Temple of Los Angeles, USA will initiate an Amitabha Buddha Dharma Assembly at 9 a.m., Sunday, December 23, 2018.

At that time we will read sutras and keep mantras, provide food offerings in front of Buddhas, and pray to Amitabha Buddha to give blessings, protection, happiness, good health, longevity, and peacefulness to all living beings, who will increase their fortune and wisdom, be rid of calamities, and enjoy safety with their entire family.

The merits from this dharma assembly shall be returned so that true Buddha-dharma will forever exist and flourish, people are blissful, our nation prosperous, and the world peaceful.

We sincerely welcome all true believers to participate in this event enthusiastically so as to receive the benefits of Buddha-dharma and bask in the grace of Buddha, to practice for bliss and wisdom as well as to obtain peace and happiness in this lifetime, and consequently storing capital for being born in the Lotus World in the next lifetime!

Learn more online at: http://www.tbdcenter.org/

Bao Ta Si Temple address: 656 E. San Bernardino Rd, Covina, CA 91723.

Walk-ins are welcome during open hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays except holidays.

For further information including visiting Bao Ta Si Temple, future events, or any question, please see contact information below:
(626) 339-1899 for Chinese
(626) 677-6087 for English
Email: baotasi.tbdc@gmail.com

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Taking a Hard Look at Persecution Around the World, Christians in the U.S. Make Documentary

TAMPA, Fla. -- "Christians in the Mirror," a first-of-its-kind independent documentary produced by Joshuacord, Inc. and In Altum Productions, premieres Friday, September 28, at AMC West Shore 14 in Tampa at 6 p.m. Taking a hard look at how America and the West have been involved in the global persecution of Christians, this indie film interviews Christians from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Religious persecution is a human rights issue that is receiving more political attention with the appointment of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent ministerial conference to advance religious freedom.

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world with 90,000 killed annually, according to a The Center for the Study of Global Christianity. This film brings awareness of their plight to the West and what might be done to help them.

In the film you will hear from one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, family members of the 21 Egyptian Christian martyrs from the 2015 ISIS beheadings, as well as refugees returning to villages destroyed by ISIS and civil war in Syria and Iraq.

Producer Patrick Carberry rallied hundreds in the West to make this film.

"We have to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Americans and American Christians, in particular, need to act now. Why is there silence and lack of support from many affluent churches in America?" said Patrick Carberry, founder of Joshuacord and film co-producer.

Producer and Director Jordan Allott artfully illustrates poignant stories of the persecuted from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, India and Egypt, while also highlighting the important work many are doing on the ground to implement long-term change in some of the world's most dangerous places.

The evening includes a reception and discussion with Producer Patrick Carberry and Producer and Director Jordan Allott.

"Christians in the Mirror" is a partnership between Joshuacoard, a Tampa-based nonprofit, and In Altum Productions.

Open to the public - persons of any religion, faith background, or belief system are encouraged to attend this opening premiere.

Tickets may be purchased ahead of time or the night of the premiere here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christians-in-the-mirror-tampa-premiere-tickets-49473957940.

For press and media inquiries, please contact Patrick Carberry. Press are invited to the premiere.

More information: http://christiansinthemirror.com/

Film page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristiansInTheMirror247/

More information on the film producers: https://www.joshuacord.org/ and http://www.inaltumproductions.com/.

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Former L.A. County Sheriff Leroy ‘Lee’ Baca Joins the Faculty at the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy "Lee" Baca, who retired as the top law enforcement officer in LA County in 2014, was appointed as a professor announced the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity in Compton, Calif. (ULACD). Ironically Sheriff Baca was previously responsible for the LA County Sheriff's department taking over the policing in Compton from the local Compton Police department in 2000, saving the city over $8 million.

Sheriff Baca has served as a college professor previously both at Cerritos College and the University of Laverne. He has earned two advanced degrees from USC; a M.P.A. in 1974 as well as his Doctorate, a D.P.A. in Public Administration in 1993. Dr. Baca also possesses a Credential in Vocational Education from UCLA, which was earned in 1972 after earning his B.A. in Administration of Justice from Cal State Los Angeles in 1971 and his A.A. degree from East LA College in 1964. Additionally Baca was in the United States Marine Corps as a reserve for six years.

"Baca is a gifted teacher who has the rare ability to take the most complex subject and make it seem simple," stated ULACD Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael Miller. "The Sheriff has learned how to change the behavior of people by making teaching small. He is gifted at taking the big and making it small he has changed dynamics within a work force of over 18,000 people. He has demonstrated a capacity to connect at many levels of government and to diverse groups of people. These same skills will greatly benefit our students and the community we serve in Compton, Watts, South Central Los Angeles and parts of Long Beach, as a University," Dr. Miller emphasized.

Sheriff Baca grew up in East Los Angeles and graduated from Franklin HS as the senior class president in 1960. Baca was uniquely qualified to be sheriff of LA County after having served or supervised in 19 different assignments (almost every Sheriff station in L.A. County) during his 49 year career in the Sheriff's Department.

Baca's legendary career started as a sworn deputy in 1965. Baca was appointed to Sergeant in 1970 and Lieutenant in 1975. Baca served in or supervised in 19 different assignments (almost every Sheriff station in L.A. County) during his career. He made Captain in 1981 and Commander in 1987. He ably served former Sheriff Sherman Block as Chief Deputy for six years from 1992 until his election as Sheriff in 1998. Sheriff Baca served 15 years as Sheriff and the top law enforcement official in Los Angeles County.

Sheriff Baca lad the expansion of the Sheriff's department and was responsible for not only taking over the Compton Police department, but also the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) police department and the Los Angeles Community College Police Department. These actions saved LA County and the City of Compton untold millions of dollars.

Lee Baca served with great distinction and was responsible for developing the Core Values Statement of the department, which helped create a better understanding of how precious the value of human life is. "Sheriff Baca believes that fundamentally that there is a greatness to every human being and that God is involved with every person's life weather they think so or not and this belief makes him a perfect teacher and role model for Christian students," explained Dr. Miller.

When asked about hiring someone who has a felony conviction on his record Dr. Miller quoted Luke 6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven." He went on to say, "Obviously many prosecutions are politically based and let's not forget the Sheriff in his first trail was voted 11-1 not guilty. In the second trial, several former sheriff's testified against him in order to gain favor for themselves."

The bible states clearly man should not judge others as explained in Matthew 7:1-2 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

L.A. County Sheriff Core Values developed by Sheriff Baca

As a leader in the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department, I commit myself to
Honorably perform my duties with respect
For the dignity of all people,

Integrity to do right and fight wrongs,

Wisdom to apply common sense and fairness in all I do, and

Courage to stand against racism, sexism,
Anti-Semitism, homophobia and bigotry
In all its forms.

Learn more: http://www.universityoflosangeles.org/

About University of Los Angeles College of Divinity:
The University of Los Angeles's mission is to teach and train servant leaders to excel spiritually, intellectually, and practically in the ministry and selected lay vocations. Our Christian College exists to help building the Church, advance the work of God and impact society through embodying excellence in programs of Christian higher education and development in Christian faith, thought and practice.

The University accomplishes this mission through a comprehensive program of biblical, theological, and general education, Christ-centered service and support, and applied scholarship in practical environments.

- We nurture the talents of each other.

- We inspire a sense of responsibility for each other.

- We challenge each other to embrace diversity.

- We motivate each other to respond compassionately to the needs of others, especially the poor.

- We provide exceptional and unparalleled programs to students of all diverse intellectual and academic backgrounds.

- We set high standards for each student through individualized and advanced curriculum.

More information: http://www.universityoflosangeles.org/

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