Join us as we learn how to pray for those whom God has called into the most influential area of our culture – entertainment. How should we pray for both believers and non-believers in that powerful industry? Then, China is always in the news, but now more than ever. We will hear some breaking stories on the Communist regime from one of D.C.’s most respected journalists. Plus, we bring you some headlines of the day.
Today we present part 1 of a panel discussion that took place at a recent National Religious Broadcasters convention. Three individuals, each with a different faith perspective, examine the First Amendment. During the course of this fascinating discussion, you will discover that freedom of religion must be guaranteed for all or it is ultimately guaranteed for no one. Don’t miss this timely conversation.
As Founding Director of Hollywood Prayer Network, Karen speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can pray for the people in the entertainment industry. She is also a published co-author of two books: How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out and The Day I Met God. Aside from her leadership at HPN, Karen is Co-Founder and Producer for JC Productions, an independent TV and music production company. She has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming. Karen is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force. She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing.
Bill Gertz is National Security Columnist for The Washington Times. He studied English literature at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and journalism at George Washington University, Washington, DC. In March 2014, Bill was awarded the Reed Irvine Award for Investigative Journalism by Accuracy in Media. In September 1999, Bill was awarded the Western Journalism Center award for investigative journalism. The United States Business and Industrial Council awarded him the "Defender of the National Interest Award" in June 1998, and in 1997 he was recognized by The Washington Times for excellence in achievement. Bill is an expert on China, the CIA and U.S. Defense. He has lectured extensively on defense, national security, and media issues.
Asma T. Uddin is a religious liberty lawyer and scholar working for the protection of religious expression for people of all faiths in the U.S. and abroad. Her areas of expertise include law and religion (church/state relations), international human rights law on religious freedom, and Islam and religious freedom. Uddin is an active lecturer to diverse religious groups in the U.S. and overseas on the importance of religious liberty, and she is widely published on the topic by law reviews, university presses, and national and international newspapers.
Steven Waldman is the national bestselling author of Founding Faith and co-founder of Report for America, a national service program that places talented journalists into local newsrooms. He was National Editor of US News & World Report, National Correspondent for Newsweek, and co-founder of Beliefnet. His writings have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, National Review, Christianity Today, The Atlantic, First Things, The Washington Monthly, Slate, The New Republic and others. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Amy Cunningham.
Craig Parshall is a senior legal counsel to Washington-based groups, including the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), where he focuses on free speech and religious liberty issues. He is also the founding Director of the John Milton Project for Free Speech, and is a leading strategist on matters of free speech on the Internet. Craig is also a columnist and a New York Times best-selling fiction author.