NRB Hosts Full Day of Forums at 2023 Convention
Panelists Discuss Life, Freedom, Critical Theory, and Christians in Media on the Second Day of NRB 2023
ORLANDO, FLA. (NRB) – On Tuesday, May 23, at the NRB 2023 International Christian Media Convention, key voices in faith-driven communications held bold conversations on challenging cultural issues in four NRB Forums.
“Today, NRB Convention hosted a full program of impactful dialogue on issues of Christian concern,” said NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller. “The subjects discussed on Tuesday are sure to be thought-provoking and action-inspiring for attendees long after the 2023 convention ends.”
- “Living in the Dobbs Era: Life After Roe,” moderated by Eric Metaxas (New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host), featured experts Abby Johnson (CEO & Founder at And Then There Were None and ProLove Ministries), Jeanne F. Mancini (President at March for Life), Bradley Mattes (President at Life Issues Institute), and Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D. (pro-life OB/GYN and Director of Medical Affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute). Panelists discussed the fight for the sanctity of life in post-Dobbs America, observing that “We are moving into a new season of building a culture of life. The reality is, we are in this for the long game,” in the words of Jeanne Mancini. This Forum was sponsored by Support After Abortion.
- “Freedom in the Balance: Will Americans Remain Free to Say What They Believe?” presented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), introduced the NRB 2023 audience to a panel of ADF clients who have experienced religious freedom violations. Kellie Fiedorek (Senior Counsel, Government Affairs Director at ADF) hosted the conversation with clients Emilee Carpenter, Lorie Smith, and Jack Phillips.
- “CRT/ESG/DEI and Its Impact in the Church and Marketplace,” moderated by Adele Malpass (President at the Daily Caller News Foundation), welcomed John Cooper (Musician, Speaker, Author), Star Parker(Founder and President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education), Jeremy Tedesco (Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Engagement at Alliance Defending Freedom), and Dr. Eric Wallace (Co-Founder and President at Freedom’s Journal Institute) to discuss the dangerous implications of critical theory in schools, churches, and business. This forum was sponsored by My Faith Votes and The Essential Church.
- “How Christians Are Framed in the Media Today” explored questions of how the ability to communicate truth is impacted when Christians are misrepresented in the media. This conversation with Lauren Green (Chief Religion Correspondent at Fox News Channel), Cheryl Chumley (Online Opinion Editor at The Washington Times), John Solomon (CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Just the News), and Isabel Brown (author and content creator) was hosted by Billy Hallowell (author and host at CBN News) and presented by FaithSearch Partners and Fox News Media.
NRB is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. NRB’s mission is twofold: To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth, by advocating those rights in governmental, corporate, and media sectors; and to foster excellence, integrity, and accountability in our membership by providing networking, educational, ministry, and relational opportunities. 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 assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic and award-winning Exposition consists of dozens of organizations and is an active marketplace for those seeking products and services to enhance their organization. The next Convention will be held February 20-23, 2024, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.