Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cardinal Keith O'Brien Calls Scotland to Defend the Truth about Marriage

GLASKOW, Scotland, UK (Catholic Online) - Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien is one of many heroic Catholic Bishops who have taken their place on the front line of the battle of our age to defend true marriage and the family and society founded upon it. Read the entire article by Deacon Keith Fournier at Catholic Online.


National Youth Director of Constituting America Unveils debut release today, Aug. 28, 2012, through Zonderkidz
“Our Constitution Rocks is a fun, informative, and relevant book that will empower the youth in our country with the knowledge they need to succeed. Juliette Turner may be only 14 years old,
but she highlights the importance of the Constitution for her generation and many to follow.”
—Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of the United States
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2012) Imagine a world without Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, or television...Little did the Framers of the United
States Constitution know that their work would change the course of history, but that's exactly what it did. Fourteen-year-old Juliette Turner, the National Youth Director of Constituting America and daughter of actress and Conservative Talk Radio Host Janine Turner, is encouraging her peers to understand the importance of the Constitution and gain a deeper understanding of the document that makes America the greatest nation on earth in her debut release Our Constitution Rocks!.
Releasing nationwide today, Aug. 28, 2012, through Zonderkidz, Our Constitution Rocks! takes a unique look at America’s founding document and makes it relevant to kids today.
“’We the People’ includes kids,” says Juliette.
In Our Constitution Rocks!, readers are invited on a unique journey through the Constitution and discover the historical document in a whole new way. Through fun facts, quotes, cartoons, actual debates, great graphics, and so much more, Juliette breaks down the Constitution, clause by clause, and makes it real and relevant for a new generation.
“It’s not just an old document written by a bunch of men in powdered wigs and tights,” admits Juliette. “It is of utmost importance for kids, the future generation of America, to understand the relevancy of our Constitution, the law of the land. It is America's road map and guide and without reverence and a working knowledge of it, we will lose our country.”
Great for all ages, including parents and teachers, Our Constitution Rocks! is an easy and fun read that simplifies an age-old historical document by translating it into a current and relevant language. Juliette takes the reader on a historical journey as she breaks down the Constitution into cool categories such as:
  • What has it done for me lately?
  • Why should I care?
  • How can I make a difference?
  • Breaking it down
  • The Bottom Line
  • What were they thinking?
Ever since her mother read the Constitution to her on a hammock during spring break, Juliette has been interested in the Constitution and how it affects the future of America. The idea and concept for the book began as a homeschooling assignment where Juliette interpreted ninety essays that had been written by scholars from Constituting America, making them kid-friendly for a younger audience.
Written for kids by a kid, Juliette’s passion and excitement breathes new life into an old document and reminds readers why it remains one of the most important documents in world history.
The informative and fun book is also supported by a number of reputable political figures such as Barbara and Laura Bush, Jack Quinn, the Former White House Counsel under President Bill Clinton and more.
In support of her new release, Juliette will be featured in a number of political events this fall including a keynote speaker at the this year’s Constitution Day in Philadelphia (Sept. 16-17) commemorating the 225th anniversary and the first teen speaker to take the platform at Symposium at Mt. Vernon (November 2012).
Our Constitution Rocks!
ISBN-10: 0310734215
ISBN-13: 978-0310734215
Paperback: 224 pages
Ages 8 and up
About the author
Description: OCR184Fourteen-year-old Juliette Turner is the National Youth Director for Constituting America (http://constitutingamerica.org/), Founder & President of PoliKids! Politics for Kids (http://www.polikids.com/), author, activist and student. She is the daughter of actress and Conservative Talk Radio Host Janine Turner. When she isn’t in school, writing, or speaking at political conventions, Juliette can be found at home on her Texas ranch, caring for their eight dogs and twenty-five heads of longhorn cattle.
About Zonderkidz
Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan, and Harper Collins, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it produces bestselling and award-winning Bibles, books, board books, graphic novels, audio, video, and digital products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids 18 and under and the people who love them, from family members to educators. Zonderkidz is the publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader's Version) Bible translation, the 3rd-grade reading level edition of the NIV that is ideal for children and those who speak English as a second language. Visit Zonderkidz on the Internet at www.zonderkidz.com.
To schedule an interview with Juliette Turner, to receive review copies or for more information on Our Constitution Rocks!, please contact:
Tracy Cole/Rogers & Cowan
Christina Garvin/Rogers & Cowan



Los Angeles, Calif. (Aug.28, 2012)--Over the weekend, The Dream Center joined forces with the L.A.P.D. (CSP Division), the Housing Authority Los Angeles County (HACLA) and L.A. Parks & Recreation and 100 volunteers to host Dream Center Loves L.A. Over 600 attended the community event held at Nickerson Gardens Housing Project, including L.A. Dodger Legends Al “The Bull” Ferrara and Lee Lacy. The Dodger Alumni coached two inner city Little League teams for a fun afternoon of baseball.
Prior to the game, representatives from the L.A.P.D. and HACLA were honored for their service to the community and were presented plaques by the Dodger icons.
Community members enjoyed live entertainment provided by DJ Sparz, Sada K and were able to receive free bags of groceries and free clothes. Additionally, ten children went home with brand new bicycles as their prize for winning a dance contest.
Following the game, 175 backpacks were handed out to school age children to help kids kick off the school year. The backpacks were filled with various supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers and more.
For over nine years, The Dream Center has been visiting four major project sites (Imperial Courts, Ramona Gardens, Jordan Downs & Nickerson Gardens) three times a week; providing food, clothing, needs items and services. Their new initiative is to start putting on public events, working together with local organizations, L.A.P.D and others, to bring hope, family-fun and a sense of community to the people of Los Angeles.
For more information on The Dream Center and be involved in Dream Center Loves L.A., please visit www.dreamcenter.org.
About the Dream Center
The Dream Center, a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals and families alike, was founded in 1994 and currently serves over 50,000 people each month.
Services and programs offered include residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, a transitional shelter for homeless families, mobile hunger relief and medical programs, and a foster care intervention outreach that works closely with Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to keep families intact by delivering the required furnishings, clothing and food to assure that their homes meet DCFS standards. Programs such as adult basic education, job skills training, and life skills counseling are also offered to homeless families and individuals.
The Dream Center’s record of success has led to the launch of over 100 independent Dream Centers nationally, as well as internationally. http://www.dreamcenter.org
For media inquiries please contact Rogers & Cowan:
Christina Garvin
Rogers & Cowan


Service Partners Hope Major Motion Picture Causes Chain Reaction
of Community Outreach Among Viewers
Apple & BET Hosts Exclusive Theatrical Trailer & Clips
Los Angeles, Calif. (August 28, 2012)—Unconditional, the new compelling drama from Harbinger Media Partners, is continuing to build momentum leading up to its September 21 theatrical release. The major motion picture, starring Golden Globe nominated actor Michael Ealy and Lynn Collins, has announced key partnerships with high-profile national non-profits such as Feed The Children, Arrow Child & Family Ministries, Here’s Life Inner City and more, in addition to more than 150 other local service organizations across the country. The partnerships are a direct response to the film’s ACT campaign, a movement encouraging moviegoers to serve alongside scores of non-profit organizations and ministries to help make a difference in their communities.
"It's encouraging to know that the film is resonating with those serving their community on a daily basis." says Michael Ealy. "This film is important to me because, not only is it entertaining, it will inspire viewers to go out and make a difference."
“This truly touching and special film highlights the difference one person can make in a child’s life armed with unconditional love,” says Feed The Children President Kevin Hagan. “The story is about spreading awareness about the need in our own communities and parallels Feed The Children’s mission with its inspiring message.”
Unconditional is a very moving film that I highly recommend,” comments Lowell Perry, Jr., CEO of local partner Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. “If you can go, run, don’t walk!”
Other national partners include Juvenile Justice Ministries, City Life, Dream Center, and the Christian Community Development Association. For a full list of national and local partners supporting Unconditional, please visit www.unconditionalthemovie.com/ACT.
Unconditional tells the story of Sam (Collins), a woman whose storybook marriage is ripped away from her by a senseless act of violence; and “Papa” Joe (Ealy), her oldest friend who leads Sam on a journey back toward unconditional love.
Living out the message of the film, Hollywood teen actor Kwesi Boakye, who plays Macon in the gripping release, recently volunteered at The Dream Center’s Annual Back to School Bash. With over 5,000 attendees, Boakye helped hand out 1500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students whose families face financial hardship in the Los Angeles area.
Contributing to the industry chatter, both Apple and BET hosted exclusive trailers and clips from Unconditional. Additionally, the film’s single “Hope,” sung by Brian Courtney Wilson, is now available on iTunes® http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hope-single/id553309277?ls=1.
For more information on Unconditional and to find out about various opportunities through the ACT campaign, please visit http://unconditionalthemovie.com.

About Harbinger Media Partners, LLC
Harbinger Media Partners, LLC is a Nashville, Tennessee-based company founded in 2009 to create and produce high-quality theatrical films that inspire viewers to pursue God and serve others. For more info, please visit: http://harbingermediapartners.com/.