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President Taps Nominee for International Religious Liberty Post

President Obama this week stated his intention to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein as the next Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. Secretary of State John Kerry called Rabbi Saperstein “the gold standard” in this area.

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2015 NRB Media Awards: August 4 Deadline Approaching!

NRB is still accepting nominations for the 2015 Annual Media Awards, but not for long!

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Israel Tourism Commissioner Haim Gutin Promoted to Senior Deputy Director General

Haim Gutin, the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT)’s outgoing Commissioner for North and South America, was honored and recognized by friends and associates last week ahead of his forthcoming return to Jerusalem.

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Moody Bible Institute Touts New Moody Bible Commentary

After a more than five-year effort to create a world-class resource for Bible students, the faculty of the Moody Bible Institute has released The Moody Bible Commentary, a single-volume, 2,100-page commentary of the entire Bible designed so any believer who wants to really know God’s Word can easily use it.

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Warrior Leadership Summit Draws Hundreds of Native American Young People

Hundreds of Native American young people gathered earlier this month from across North America to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

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House Attention to Low-Power, Satellite Television Legislation

NRB members with television ministries may be particularly interested in two happenings this week in the House of Representatives.

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NRB Opposes Administration Intolerance

This week the President made good on his promise to LGBT activists to issue an ENDA-like Executive Order applying to federal contractors. Unfortunately, despite widespread concern and...

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The Internet Road to Nowhere

Last week, in the detailed comment that NRB filed with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on the issue of Internet regulation, this question was raised: What would it profit America to gain the world of digital innovation if, in the process, we end up losing our First Amendment soul?

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Persecuted Sudanese Christian Mother Free

Aided by the Italian government, Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, and two young children successfully exited Sudan this week.

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NRB 2015 Media Awards: Less Than 2 Weeks Left to Enter!

NRB is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Annual Media Awards and will be doing so until August 4, 2014. A longstanding hallmark of NRB, the awards program remains one of the association's most valued traditions.

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NRB Press Releases

NRB Statement on LPTV Hearing

NRB is grateful for attention this week in the House Energy & Commerce Committee to the situation of low-power television (LPTV) in light of the upcoming television broadcast spectrum auction.

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NRB Rejoices Over News of Meriam Ibrahim’s Flight Out of Sudan

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, rejoiced at news that Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, and her two young children were able to fly out of Sudan early Thursday morning – one month after her release from prison. Mrs. Ibrahim, who had been sentenced to death for her Christian faith, landed safely in Italy with her family.

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NRB Objects to ENDA Executive Order

NRB expressed great concern with today’s action by President Obama to issue an ENDA-like Executive Order applying to federal contractors with no specific protection for religious liberty.

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NRB Opposes Attack on Hobby Lobby, Religious Liberty

NRB, thankful an unfounded attack on religious liberty was thwarted in the United States Senate today, urges Congress to stay true to upholding First Amendment freedoms and the long-standing, bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

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NRB Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom

NRB today lauded the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding religious freedom for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in their “David-and-Goliath” struggle for freedom against the Executive Branch.

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NRB Welcomes 7 New Members in Q2 of 2014

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Executive Committee has voted to approve seven new full members in the second quarter of 2014.

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NRB Rejoices Over News of Meriam Ibrahim's Release

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, rejoiced at news that Meriam Ibrahim and her two young children have been released from prison in Sudan.

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NRB Warns Against ENDA Executive Order

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, sent a letter this week to President Obama requesting that he reconsider his stated intention to issue an ENDA-like Executive Order applying to federal contractors.

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NRB Opposes Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, sent a letter today to the Chairman and to the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would limit the First Amendment.

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NRB Urges Release of Sudanese Christian and Her Children

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President and CEO of NRB, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging the United States to intervene on behalf of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, who is sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith. She, her 20-month-old son, and prenatal child are currently incarcerated by the Sudanese government.

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American Ebola Victims 'Slightly Improving' as Family Issues Statement on Faith and Gratitude for Prayers (VIDEO)

The two Americans diagnosed with Ebola after working in Liberia are both fervently praying to God for deliverance, and now they are reportedly...

Meriam Ibrahim, Daniel Wani and Children Leave Rome for US After Escaping Sudan; Persecuted Christian Family to Be Welcomed by Philadelphia Mayor

Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children will be greeted quietly Thursday afternoon by Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter...

French telecom makes $15b offer for T-Mobile

French telecommunications company Iliad is has made an offer to purchase T-Mobile...

Wyden calls for short-term ban on Internet tax

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on the Senate to pass a short-term extension of a ban on Internet access taxes...

FCC Asked To Add Cable, Satellite to Political Ad Database

In a nod to the growing importance of cable ad buys in the political mix, campaign watchdogs the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause and...

House Republicans Seek Documents on FCC ‘Grain’ Waiver

House Republicans have launched an investigation into how the FCC granted a waiver to minority-run Grain Management to bid in the upcoming...

CounterPAC Takes Aim at Campaign Ad Spending

Some tech entrepreneurs and campaign reform activists have launched CounterPAC, which will advocate for full disclosure of the funding of political...

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring...

Performance Royalties: The State of Play

There is much afoot these days in the world of copyrights and performance rights and royalties.

Should a Special Counsel Investigate the IRS Targeting of Conservatives?

WASHINGTON – At a Wednesday House committee hearing, experts debated whether or not a special counsel should be appointed to investigate...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

Despite the fact the nation’s highest court took the state of Massachusetts to task for passing a law curtailing the free speech rights of pro-life...

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Conservatives lobby for religious exemptions in LGBT anti-bias policy

Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, asked Obama to drop the executive order altogether.

Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby in Religious Liberty Case

In contrast, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, National Association of Evangelicals, Southern Baptist Convention, Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, National Religious Broadcasters...

NRB Welcomes New Members

The National Religious Broadcasters Executive Committee has voted to approve seven new full members in the second quarter...

NRB Worries About ENDA Order

The National Religious Broadcasters are concerned that an executive order might be issued requiring them to entertain...

'Noah' treads water amid stunning imagery

After discussions with members of the National Religious Broadcasters, Paramount and the NRB made...

'Noah,' revival of Bible epics, finds rough seas

NEW YORK (AP) — In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise:

Studio Adds Disclaimer To “Noah”

National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson is thanking Paramount Pictures for adding...


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