Press conferences will be held daily by various groups during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville.
Below is a preliminary list of press conferences, along with details and contact information. Every press conference will take place in Canal E of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center unless otherwise noted. For updates to the list, visit nrbconvention.org/press-promotion/press-conferences.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Iraqi Christian Relief Council
On the eve of this Convention, Juliana Taimoorazy, Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, and Robert Nicholson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Philos Project, will have returned from their fact-finding and humanitarian mission in northern Iraq. While on the ground in this war-torn country, they met with officials in the Kurdish Regional Government, members of the Iraqi Parliament, and Christian leadership to discuss the best way to improve the living conditions for displaced-Christians. The team also traveled to displaced-Christian camps, spent time with the persecuted, and distributed aid in multiple locations. The aid distributed thus far in northern Iraq includes food parcels, blankets, kerosene tanks, pillows, mattresses, and even mobile homes to provide tangible shelter for the displaced Christian families who are suffering under extremely dire conditions.
Prior to this trip, Ms. Taimoorazy and Mr. Nicholson visited Jordan (both in August and December 2015) to distribute aid including food parcels and other essential care packages. They also visited Al-Zaatari camp in Jordan, which contains all Syrian Muslim refugees, to gain a better understanding of their plight and why Christians are often not included in the United Nations mandated camps. Ms. Taimoorazy and Mr. Nicholson will discuss their firsthand experience in the region and their ongoing efforts to stop this ongoing genocide. More importantly their will share their thoughts on creation of an Assyrian Christian province in northern Iraq, which they believe is the only long-term solution that will help sustain Christianity in Iraq and offer a chance for people to return to their homes.
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Women In the Word
WITWM is a non-profit with the focus of teaching women biblical principles and how to live those out in everyday life. The President of WITWM is Shari Prichard, who has a fiery passion for helping women understand God’s Word and living it out in their daily lives. She believes this only happens when we are authentic with one another. Over the last 20 years, she has traveled the road of growing with Christ and willingly shares her life lessons. Shari has been teaching women studies with genuineness and humor for the past 10 years. Whether it’s a group of 30 or 100+, Shari knows it is never too late to change your life with Jesus and brings a message of hope, forgiveness, and love straight from the Word of God. Additionally, Shari has over 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, grant-writing, and team leading.
Recently, Shari published her first book through Xulon Publishing of Salem Media. With humor and real-life situations, you could easily imagine Shari sitting at your kitchen table having a cup of coffee and talking about the struggles you are facing today. God’s Expectations For His Daughters is a blunt conversation that breaks down biblical values into how-tos for everyday life. It’s real, it’s honest, and it’s explained in a conversational style that’s easy to understand and relate to.
Shari Prichard, 740-317-0823, email@example.com
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN)
This press conference is for Christian media professionals and PJTN supporters who want to be relevant and honor our biblical responsibility to Israel and the Jewish people. We will discuss the Christian churches and organizations who are promoting boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. If you represent a media organization and would like to attend this event on Tuesday, February 23, please register below.
Candice Hays & Laurie Cardoza-Moore, 615-778-0202, firstname.lastname@example.org
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WND FILMS - MOTION PICTURE ANNOUNCEMENT
A veteran team of Christian entertainment industry professionals will bring Trapped In Hitler’s Hell (TRAPPED) to the big screen. Based on the autobiographical book of the same name from WND Books, TRAPPED is a powerful true story of Anita Dittman, a Jewish-Christian teenager enslaved in the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II. Anita endures fierce hardships and lethal danger as she twice escapes the Nazi regime in her unrelenting drive to save her mother at Theresienstadt, a fortress death camp hundreds of miles away in Czechoslovakia.
Trapped In Hitler's Hell will be produced from a script by the co-founder of Advent Film Group, George D. Escobar, Co-Writer/Director and a producer of Alone Yet Not Alone, Oscar Nominated for Best Original Song and the No. 2 Christian Film of 2015 as ranked by ChristianCinema.com. Other producers will be Byron Jones of CmD Distribution; Michael Davis of Uptone Pictures; Joseph Farah, Founder and CEO of WND.com; and attorney Jeffrey D. Wilson, Founder of Black Tusk Films.
George Escobar, VP - WND Films & TV
703-409-4416 mobile email@example.com
By NRB Staff
Published: February 12, 2016