Special Live Conference/Webinar for Pastors & Ministry Leaders 8/27

Special Webinar for Pastors & Ministry Leaders

Thursday, August 27 at NOON

adfAlliance Defending Freedom attorneys who have been on the front lines of defending religious freedom especially in the aftermath of the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage, will do a live and interactive webinar presentation with ample time for questions.

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Weston (just outside Wausau) will host the noon event. Call 888-378-7395 for more information and to register.

JULY: Forge Leadership Summit 4 Young Conservatives

The Forge Leadership Network team has an exciting new opportunity for young conservatives!

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FORGE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
JULY 14-18, 2015
LOCATION: OHIO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Circleville, OH
COST: $425/student (need-based scholarships available)

APPLY TO ATTEND: www.forgeleadership.org/summit 
DEADLINE: June 10, 2015

The Forge Leadership Summit is an innovative 4-day conference that will train, mentor and connect young conservatives to become leaders in the public square.

Become an effective influencer of the next generation!

What to expect:

  • Translate beliefs into actions–Experienced legislators, policy experts, and cultural leaders will share insights on government, economics, ethics, and religious liberties.
  • Plan and shape the future–Successful marketplace leaders will give advice and wisdom on career paths.
  • Develop and present a message–Alliance Defending Freedom’s signature media workshop will equip students to be articulate in a challenging environment.
  • Develop, write, and debate legislation–State legislators and educators will guide students through a two-day, hands-on legislative simulation at the Ohio Statehouse.
  • Network for the next level of professional development–The Summit will connect students with exclusive internships and a vast conservative network of mentors, organizations, and job possibilities.

“This leadership summit is a great opportunity for young people ages 16-24 to receive top-flight training in critical areas,” says Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, “The organization and program are run by a friend of Wisconsin Family Action’s, Adam Josefczyk, a young man who came from Ohio to help us with some groundwork in Wisconsin during the 2012 recall elections. We’ve stayed in touch with him since then and always been impressed. When he called recently we were excited to hear about this new venture and the opportunity WI teens and young adults have to be part of this 2015 Forge Leadership Summit. If you have 16-24 year-olds in your life who are interested in making a real and a real positive difference in our state and nation, we encourage you to take a look at this great opportunity for them.”

 

RESOURCES: Take Action to Protect Your Church/Ministry

  • Marriage by Design, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “The #1 action for churches and faith-based ministries to take now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether same-sex marriage is required by the constitution.”
  • Suggested Language for Church By-Laws, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “Suggestions to strengthen the by-laws of a church to ensure the broadest possible protections of church autonomy.”

Annual Retail “Naughty or Nice” Lists Debut for Christmas

naughty or niceEach year we can depend on American Family Association, as well as Liberty Counsel, to provide extensive lists of retailers who refuse to mention the word “Christmas” in any of their corporate marketing. Liberty Counsel refers to this as the “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign.”

Both lists have been released just in time for Christmas shoppers to take note of those retailers they wish to support, and those they do not.

>>>>>Click HERE for American Family Association’s “Naughty or Nice” list.

>>>>>Click HERE for Liberty Counsel’s Friend or Foe “Naughty & Nice” list.

Houston Pastors No Longer Must Turn Over Sermons

H5From our allies, Alliance Defending Freedom:

Houston Mayor Annise Parker decided today to withdraw the subpoena of sermons and other communications belonging to five area pastors in a lawsuit in which the pastors are not even involved.

The plight of the Houston 5 garnered nationwide attention and outrage from Americans who saw this as a clear infringement of these pastors’ First Amendment rights.

“The mayor really had no choice but to withdraw these subpoenas, which should never have been served in the first place,” explained Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley. “The entire nation—voices from every point of the spectrum left to right—recognize the city’s action as a gross abuse of power. We are gratified that the First Amendment rights of the pastors have triumphed over government overreach and intimidation. The First Amendment protects the right of pastors to be free from government intimidation and coercion of this sort.”

Read more HERE.

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