For Immediate Release
February 12, 2015

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Mariam Ibraheem to Speak, Receive NRB President’s Award at NRB15 Convention

Mariam IbraheemNashville, TN – Mariam Ibraheem, whose incarceration in Sudan was widely publicized last year, will be a special guest at the Hope For The Heart Women’s Breakfast that will take place Wednesday, February 25, during the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

In addition, NRB will honor Ibraheem with the NRB President’s Award later that same day during the Worship Service.

“Mariam Ibraheem is a modern-day example of what it means to not be ashamed of Christ,” noted NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We are honored to welcome her to NRB15 as we rejoice with her over God’s protective care in her life.”

Prosecuted by her government for crimes of apostasy and adultery because she married an American Christian man, Ibraheem underwent tremendous physical and emotional strain, including being sentenced to receive 100 lashes, raising her first child in prison, giving birth to her second child while in chains, and being denied medical treatment.

Because of her alleged crimes against the state, she was sentenced to death on May 15, 2014, unless she recanted her Christian faith. She refused, citing the fact that Christianity had been the faith in which she grew up. Ibraheem’s husband, Daniel Wani, made appeals to the courts on her behalf, and she was eventually released on June 24, 2014. Immediately, she attempted to flee the country, but was arrested at the airport. Two days later, as the result of the efforts of Sudanese legal defense and tremendous international pressure, she was released to the American Embassy and was allowed to leave Sudan.

At the Hope for the Heart Women’s Breakfast, Ibraheem will be joined by June Hunt, CSO & Founder of Hope For The Heart, and Syndicated Talk Show Host Janet Parshall. Tickets to the breakfast are available for purchase at NRBConvention.org.

Later in the day, during the Worship Service, Ibraheem will be presented with the NRB President’s Award. The service, which is open to the public and does not require registration, will feature powerful preaching from Alistair Begg, Bible Teacher of Truth For Life, and Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Leading worship will be award-winning musical group Selah.

Details for these and other events are available at NRBConvention.org.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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