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By Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute, TN –
I’m reaching out to you to invite you to a complementary luncheon event, Awakening the Voice of Truth, on October 27th at Gaylord Golf Links in Nashville.
Our hope is that this one-day conference will be a time of fellowship and preparation as our distinguished panel of speakers helps equip you to serve your congregation more effectively.
I, along with Dr. Raleigh Washington (President, Awakening the Voice of Truth), Brad Dacus (Founder, Pacific Justice Institute), and others will share our expertise and insight in the areas of religious liberty, education, culture, the law, and much more.
Our goal is to help you understand the challenges Tennesseans are facing and give vital tools to successfully confront those challenges with confidence. These highly experienced men and women will share their insights and assessments of current events, and you’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions and dialogue with the panel.
Here in Tennessee, we have all witnessed the ever-expanding intrusions into our schools, homes, places of business, and even into our churches, so it is imperative for pastors to know how to respond wisely and persuasively.
Today, politicians and activists who are intent upon fundamentally altering our culture have highjacked the narrative on every critical issue we face.
These include, but are certainly not limited to, the hyper sexualization of our children, promoting doubt about gender identity, actively circumventing parental rights, as well as the broader issues of secularism and relativism that are drawing young people away from the truth.
Many believe that by cloaking an issue in the mantel of politics somehow removes it from the purview of the Church, where it can no longer be judged or evaluated according to biblical morality. Using this tactic, nothing is off limits, and our children become pawns in the game of social progressivism.
As the extreme elements in our culture exert an ever-stronger hold on society, the church must take the lead in addressing the false narratives so we can then offer the only real solution available.
As community and faith leaders, we will guide the effort to reclaim the culture here in Tennessee. I look forward to seeing you on October 27th for this unique opportunity which I believe will help prepare you for the days ahead.
Thank you for considering attending and it would be a great encouragement to have you be a part of this first event. It is our prayer that it will only be the beginning of providing a critical resource to pastors and other leaders to help engage the culture in the days ahead.
You may register here https://atvot.com/nashville
Please feel free to reach out to me at 916-212-5607 with any questions.
Awakening The Voice Of Truth, Tennessee Speakers:
DR. RALEIGH WASHINGTON –
President and CEO of Awakening The Voice Of Truth. Was the 3rd recipient awarded the Doctor of Peacemaking after Mother Teresa and Bishop Desmond Tutu by Westminster College. Board member and past president of The Road to Jerusalem, a ministry reconciling Jewish and non-Jewish believers. He is Pastor Emeritus of Rock of Chicago’s Our Salvation Evangelical Free Church, a multi-racial urban church that he founded and led. He joined Promise Keepers as Vice President of Reconciliation, retired as President/CEO, and currently is President Emeritus. He and Glen Kehrein co-authored Breaking Down Walls: A Model of Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife, the 1994 Gold Medallion winner of the Christian Booksellers Association.
Attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, Dr. Washington earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam. Post-military, at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (now Trinity International University), he earned his Master of Divinity. Later, on the staff of Trinity International University, he developed and led the school’s Master of Arts in Urban Ministries. He holds honorary doctorates from Trinity, Westminster College, and Azusa Pacific University. He is still on numerous ministry boards, he also speaks at conferences and to universities, congregations, and corporations.
DR. JOHN JACKSON – Dr. John Jackson has served as the president of William Jessup University (WJU) since 2011 where enrollment has almost tripled during his tenure. The university has also increased its budget from $17 million in 2011 to over $65 million in 2021, and has added multiple degrees in science and arts, graduate programs, and online degrees. Dr. Jackson earned both his Ph.D. and M.A. in Educational Administration and Organizational Studies, from the University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. in Theology (Christian Formation and Discipleship) at Fuller Theological Seminary; and a B.A. in Religion (Christian History and Thought) from Chapman University.
Dr. Jacksons’ strong background in executive and organizational leadership has given him the opportunity to come alongside church and business leaders throughout the nation to leverage their organizational leadership and communications skills. He has spoken in national and global settings, taught and lectured in undergraduate and graduate classes and is an author of nine books on leadership, cultural transformation and spiritual formation. Dr. Jackson is married to Pamela Harrison Jackson and they make their home in Rocklin, CA; they have five children, three sons-in-law, three beautiful granddaughters, one handsome grandson, and a big dog named Max.
KAREN ENGLAND – Karen England serves as the Executive Director of the California-based Capitol Resource Institute, and she is also the founder and Director of Nevada Family Alliance in Nevada and Capitol Resource Institute of Tennessee. These non-profit organizations were created to advocate for traditional family values and to advance religious freedom wherever it is threatened. Karen has a long and successful history of mobilizing citizens throughout the public sphere – rallies, school board meetings, state legislatures, and through training workshops and seminars.
Today, she is leading the fight against the radical leftist agenda that seeks to indoctrinate our children and dismantle any semblance of Judeo-Christian culture that remains. Karen’s passion for truth and her effectiveness in conveying this message has led to appearances on several national media outlets and publications including Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, World Net Daily, the Flash Report and the San Francisco Chronicle.
BRAD DACUS – Brad Dacus served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law. Brad coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the Western States for five years prior to founding Pacific Justice Institute in 1997. PJI has a network with hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other legal nonprofit organization of its kind.
Brad Dacus can be watched daily (M-F) on Brad Dacus Live on Hischannel.com and heard weekly on The Dacus Report on more than 711 radio stations across the country and also as a guest speaker on numerous radio and television programs across the nation.
Mr. Dacus’ varied public speaking opportunities include public debate and testifying before the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He has also testified numerous times before the California State Legislature on legislation affecting religious freedom and parents’ rights. Mr. Dacus continues to speak regularly at churches, conferences, graduations and conventions throughout the United States and was presented an honorary Doctorate of Religious Freedom and Family Rights degree from California Baptist University in recognition of his commitment to faith and justice and his pro bono legal work protecting parental rights and religious freedom through the Pacific Justice Institute.