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American Culture & Faith InstituteRelease: April 26, 2017George Barna  The standout recollection from the 2016 election season may well be the rancor displayed between people who stood on opposing ends of the political continuum. It was abundantly and consistently obvious that America's conservatives and liberals rarely agreed with each other. However, a new nationwide survey by the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI) shows that those opposing groups are of one mind regarding several specific aspects of America's future.  Read more   LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES FIND GROUNDS FOR AGREEMENT​ Additional information about this and related research is accessible on the American Culture & Faith Institute website, located at www.culturefaith.com. To Schedule:  Call Jackie @ 662-259-0988 or Jackie@TruthPR.com. Guest Details: TruthPR.com/Request-a-Guest.    George Barna, Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute George Barna is the Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute (a division of United in Purpose). He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and has been President of Metaformation, a faith development organization, since 2009. He has served several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, and many other non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as the U.S. military. He has also been a pollster in three presidential campaigns. Barna has written more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural trends, leadership, spiritual development, and church dynamics. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. He has sold more books based on survey research related to matters of faith than any author in American history. After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two Master's degrees from Rutgers University and has a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. He attends Mission Church in Ventura. ABOUT THE AMERICAN CULTURE & FAITH INSTITUTE The American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI), a division of United in Purpose – Education, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization that regularly conducts national surveys to gauge the sentiment and activity of politically conservative, spiritual active Christians in America. The information gained from these studies is used in various ways: to help UiP in its planning and outreach efforts, to support UiP's organizational partners in their efforts to impact their circles of influence, to educate the public by sharing insights about conservatives through the media, and to educate Christian church leaders about the people they serve. ACFI closely examines the heartbeat of two particular segments of the population through its branded tracking research: the RightView and C-3 research projects.
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Bishop E.W. Jackson responds to:  Pennsylvania college group wants pins to start conversation on 'white privilege' Full article: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/15/pennsylvania-college-group-wants-pins-to-start-conversation-on-white-privilege.html Bishop E.W. Jackson: "These misguided dupes, Stalin called them "useful idiots," are only creating racial division and resentment. You live in the greatest nation in history with more opportunity than any people have ever known. Stop whining and get on with life. Stop trying to show your moral superiority with condescension toward other people. It's disgusting and stupid."
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Landscaping Camp: May 26-28th, 2017 OXFORD, MS | TruthPR.com | -- Take a personal tour with Jeff McManus, whose expertise in landscaping has gained The University of Mississippi accolades of being named “The Most Beautiful Campus” by a number of national publications as well in Newsweek 2011 and just recently in USA Today’s Readers Choice competition. During this 2 ½ day camp each participant will receive two books written by Jeff McManus at the Opening Dinner/Book Signing. Among   activities one will be able to immerse themselves on a tour of the beautiful Ole Miss Campus, learn some great practices from industry leaders during lunch, attend educational seminars on how to prune your shrubs including choosing the right time, as well as growing gardens, attracting birds plus receive time saving tips for a low maintenance yard and network in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. To top it off three tours will also take place on route the famous Double Decker Bus to the beautifully landscaped homes of Dicky & Dianne Scruggs and Sam and Mary Haskell which are both maintained by McManus, as well as a tour of the City Oxford. Take advantage of our Early-Bird special available for $300 now through January 2017 (price does not include hotel accommodations) Date: May 26-28th, 2017 Price: $375 after January 31st, (price does not include hotel accommodations) Hotel Reservations: The Inn at Ole Miss, 120 Alumni DriveUniversity, MS 386771-888-486-7666  The Inn at Ole Miss is pleased to offer the discounted rate of $129 per night for a Deluxe   Accommodation or $169 for a Suite Accommodation per night. *These rates listed are for single/double occupancy. There will be a $10 per person fee for additional adults. These rates also include a daily breakfast voucher.
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Sri Lankan Students Given School Supplies Wills Point, TEX, March 11, 2016 | TruthPR.com | – Responding to requests for help, Compassion Services Teams supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) recently visited poor areas in Sri Lanka to supply school children with book bags filled with school supplies and other items needed to continue their education.  They also helped equip a particular school with much-needed musical instruments and sports equipment that will help take its teaching to a new level. “Throughout the world, impoverished children face life without hope and without opportunity,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia. “By the grace of God, we are able to help some of those precious children by providing them the means to a better life.” Responding to a need raised by a concerned citizen, a GFA-supported Compassion Services Team visited a school in southern Sri Lanka to provide classroom supplies, which included school bags, pens and pencils, a ruler, eraser, pencil box, water bottle and lunchbox to more than 150 students. In addition, the team also provided sports equipment and band instruments.   In northern Sri Lanka, a Compassion Services Team responded to a call from a school principal asking for supplies for his students. A new school is being built in the area, which is still struggling to recover from the 2004 tsunami.  The team supplied more than 160 students with gift packs filled with classroom supplies. One teacher said, “We never expected such help. Thank you so much!” “Christ’s special love for children is found all over Scripture,” said Yohannan. “It is our privilege as His followers to extend that same love and compassion to the suffering children around us wherever we find them. Nothing provides a brighter future more than education.” When vulnerable children can’t go to school they face even greater threats. This is a reason millions find themselves discarded, orphaned, abused or sold into bonded labor. To assist them, GFA sponsors a variety of initiatives, as well as operates homes for runaway and abandoned children. “Caring for vulnerable children is a top priority of our ministry and everyone we support,” said Dr. K.P. Yohannan. For more information, go to http://www.gfa.org/ministries/abandoned-children/. ### GOSPEL FOR ASIA has – for more than 30 years – provided humanitarian assistance and spiritual hope to millions across South Asia, especially among those who have yet to hear the Good News. Last year, this included more than 75,000 sponsored children, free medical services for more than 180,000 people, 6,000 wells drilled, 11,000 water filters installed, Christmas presents for more than 400,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. To schedule an interview with a Gospel for Asia representative, contact pressrelations@gfa.org.
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The Grateful American Book Prizewww.historybookprize.com WASHINGTON, DC, February 10, 2016 | TruthPR.com | –- The new Broadway show, Hamilton, is a history lesson put to music and a “perfect example” of how teachers can use out-of-the-classroom resources to engage their students in school, according to award-winning educator Neme Alperstein. Alperstein has nearly 30 years of teaching experience, and numerous honors for her work with gifted and talented students in New York City’s Public School system. She is also a staunch advocate of using extra-curricular activities to “fire up” young learners, particularly when it comes to putting history lessons into an absorbing context. “What better example is there than the new Broadway show, Hamilton, written in rap and hip hop style? The story alone is compelling, and teachers who find an interesting story in any historical period can make history enchanting,” she says. Few will dispute the notion that history lessons can be boring, particularly for middle school students. Nor will they disagree that history lessons are important. “For young learners, history class should make them curious as to why an event or a personality from the past impacts their lives. A story of the past offers a context in which to place events of the present and future that illuminate and further understanding.” Alperstein says a musical such as Hamilton is not the only means of motivating youngsters; teachers have numerous opportunities as well. “The Library of Congress [www.loc.gov/teachers] has a huge online presence with resources to support research with the touch of keyboard. The Teaching With Primary Sources Teachers Network [www.tpsteachersnetwork.org] is another excellent and free resource. In addition, art museums and local historical societies are also wonderful sources of historical context.” One of the simplest and most immediate ways of getting the attention of students might be to assign the class to read “a good page-turner of a book,” a work of historically accurate fiction or nonfiction that can absorb him or her, according to Alperstein. She was recently selected to sit on the Panel of Judges for the 2016 Grateful American Book Prize, which encourages authors and publishers to produce such works for young learners. “The Prize,” she explains, “is a powerful invitation for new and established authors to step back in time and relate with historical accuracy an adventure. Aspiring authors can reimagine the impact of events on characters through fictional accounts, or reveal new interpretations of history in nonfictional accounts. Meanwhile, historically accurate books can transport, enchant and uplift the reader— young learners in particular.” The 2015 winner was Kathy Cannon Wiechman for Like a River: A Civil War Novel. It was described by Prize co-founder David Bruce Smith, who is also an author and publisher, as “an exemplar of what the award is all about, riveting books that rouse the emotions of young readers in a way that leaves them wanting to learn more about a critical era in the evolution of the country. It goes beyond the dry retelling of the Civil War that often puts students to sleep at their desks during history class.” Media Contact:John Grimaldi917-846-8485jpgrimaldi@verizon.net ###
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Conference counters Common Core agenda

The “Its About the Child” Conference on January 29-30 at the Crowne Plaza in Houston, Texas 2016 Presidential Candidates Invited to Town Hall to Discuss Threats of Common Core DALLAS, TX, January 26, 2016 | TruthPR.com | -- A grass-roots effort is spreading across the United States to stop a movement which seeks to nationalize education.  Known as “Common Core” – academic elites, politicians and activists want to reduce the importance of standardize testing which measures core competencies like math and English. Scheduled Jan. 29 – 30 in Houston, Texas – “It’s All About the Child Conference” will tackle the key components of Common Core. The conference will provide tools for parents to fight government advances that want to dumb down education that ultimately create a work force of lower level employees. The conference will feature such noted speakers as Dr. Peg Luksik – foremost expert on testing and assessments; Dr. Duke Pesta, - Professor who will speak about the Transformation in Education; Joan Landes – who compares the latest in Neuroscience versus what’s being done in schools and many others. The fight to rescue our kids, and our nation, from this blatant attempt to dumb down academics and create a happily compliant workforce has just begun. The conference will present the dangers inherent to an education system that serves bureaucrats rather than students. Our children are the most vulnerable individuals in society. "An entire generation of children will be lost because of the curriculum that is developmentally inappropriate before age of 10. Ethically this will plow through the hearts and minds of children" says education specialist Dr. Peg Luksik. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Houston, Texas – Katy Freeway. A special reduced fee is available to view via live streaming. For more information or to register go to www.aboutthechild.com or www.itsaboutthechild.com. It's About The Child Conference Jan 29-30   For More Information Contact:Diana Crews334 449 3910itsaboutthechild@yahoo.com Aboutthechild.com ###
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