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Unity Coalition for Israel Presents
The "Champion of Religious Freedom" Award
to Dr. Frank Wright, NRB President and CEO
Esther Levens, CEO, UCI with Dr. Frank Wright, Pres. NRB
- Image courtesy Bryan Seltzer, IPA
Dr. Frank Wright, President and CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), received the Champion of Religious Freedom Award for "courageous leadership in protecting religious freedom worldwide - for such a time as this."
The award was presented by the Unity Coalition for Israel at a press conference at the annual NRB broadcasters' convention in Nashville on Sunday, February 19, 2012. Many attending luminaries from the broadcasting world addressed the audience, aclaiming Dr. Wright's stalwart positions in defending liberty. They spoke about the many dangers from radical Islam and Shariah law now threatening our democratic western societies. Dr. Wright and the NRB were praised as activists in the struggle to retain our inalienable rights under the constitution.
In addition to Dr. Wright, among those who spoke were: Gil Ilutowich, Compedia and BibleIslands; Kay Arthur, Precept Ministeries; Joseph Farah, World Net Daily; Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch; Rabbi Gerald Meister, NY Embassy of Israel; Dr. Michael Cohen, Galilee Institute in Jerusalem; Daryl Hedding, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; William Koenig, White House press; Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel; Olivia McDonald, National Day of Prayer; Pat Matriscanna, Jeremiah Films; J. Thomas Smith, International Lawyer. Others in attendance included Jose Reyes, La Voz de Salvacion; Earl Cox, Front Page Jerusalem; Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, Director of the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem; Laurie Cordoza Moore, Proclaiming Justice to The Nations; Moshe Bar Zvi, Daystar Israel; and Bryan Seltzer, International Press Association; Pastor David Decker, Covenant Alliances; and Annette Garcia, Son Broadcasting Network.
In presenting the award, Esther Levens, Founder and CEO of the Unity Coalition for Israel, said:
Dr. Frank Wright, is truly a Champion of Religious Freedom For Such a Time as This. The Unity Coalition for Israel, together with it's Democracy Under Attack project, has an intrinsic interest in protection of religious freedom for both Christians and Jews. Both are under fire for their Judeo-Christian world view, upon which the founding fathers of America based our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Both the United States and the United Nations remain silent on the issue of the global coordinated massacre. Our Government saying and doing nothing meaningful is a shameful response to this butchery.
But unlike our government, Dr. Wright, as President and CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters, you are fearless in speaking out and addressing what is happening.
You recently emphasized in an NRB press release: “NRB is an ardent advocate of religious freedom for all people domestically and abroad. Notably, at our annual convention earlier this year, the NRB Board of Directors re-affirmed its commitment to international religious liberty by approving a Resolution on the International Persecution of Christians, calling on the U.S. Government to make its position bolder globally on behalf of this First Amendment freedom we so cherish.”
Dr. Wright you are not afraid to take action. You say what you mean and mean what you say . We want you to know that The Unity Coalition for Israel is fully cognizant of the vital role that you and the NRB play in maintaining our freedoms.
As leader of the NRB, you provide a powerful source of information on the national and international scenes. Gathering and disseminating important testimony for Congress and representing voices of the persecuted and oppressed Christians, revealing their plight by speaking out in their behalf is central to your mission. By following the intricacies of legislation and giving expert testimony, as well as writing NRB letters of documentation you impact the lives of Christians around the world. You coordinate all branches of the Christian media in this collaborative effort and in this way you single-handedly influence the well-being of the Christian community world-wide. The world scene is your challenge.
NRB is in the forefront of this battle. Dr. Wright, as a civilian grassroots army UCI stands with you and supports you in your noble efforts to resist this emerging movement that is gaining force everywhere we look. This Champion of Religious Freedom Award is well deserved and can serve as a reminder that Americans can learn from your example to withstand this attack that is a major threat to our democracy.
- Image courtesy Bryan Seltzer, IPA
With this press conference, The Unity Coalition for Israel is launching a new project and website: "Democracy Under Attack, " -democracyunderattack.org.
For more information or for radio interviews, please contact:
Esther Levens, Founder and CEO, Unity Coalition for Israel - (913) 648-0022 - email@example.com