|For Immediate Release
February 15, 2016
Nashville, TN – ISIS and other Islamic terrorists are persecuting and executing Christians, destroying church buildings, and driving believers out of the Middle East.
But why do we hear so little from mainstream media about the persecution of Christians while they highlight violence against other groups?
During Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, a session titled “Christian Genocide” will be held on Thursday, February 25, highlighting the issue and the media silence on it. Convention attendees will hear firsthand stories of what has happened, and why. They will also find out how they can pray, how they can speak up, and how they can stand up for the persecuted Church.
Among the session speakers will be Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center, who will expose the media and government silence on this issue.
“The Obama Administration has so far failed to recognize the barbaric attacks of ISIS against Christians as acts of genocide. Furthermore, the mainstream media has too often looked the other way,” noted NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We are glad to have Brent Bozell join us for our session on this issue, and look forward to receiving his insights.”
A lecturer, syndicated columnist, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, author, publisher, and activist, L. Brent Bozell, III is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today.
As Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Since its launch in 1987, the MRC has developed the largest video archive in the world; the popular NewsBusters.org blog site; the CNSNews.com Internet news service; MRC Business; MRC Culture; and MRC Latino, which launched in April 2014. The MRC has more than 800,000 members nationwide, and more than 9 million fans on Facebook.
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 Proclaim 16
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. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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