Advocates International and Campus Crusade for Christ Int'l's FLAG ministry to co-host conference in Hong Kong
We are pleased to announce that Advocates International and Campus Crusade for Christ International's FLAG (Faith and Law Around the Globe) will be co-hosting an international lawyers' conference in Hong Kong from April 4-8, 2013. Mark your calendar now and plan to join with us.
We will be bringing those involved with AI's Global Task Force groups together with FLAG's evangelism training for attorneys.
More details will be forthcoming, but please be aware that registration for this conference will be limited.
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and financial support for the work of Advocates.
May the Lord bless you with His perfect . . .
Grace and peace,
President & CEO
|Report from Advocates Albania |
|Skanderbeg Square, Tirana|
Thank you for your continued prayers for the work of Advocates International in Albania. Earlier this month, AI board member Roger Sherrard and President, Brent McBurney, traveled to Tirana, Albania. Brent made his first visit to Albania, while Roger, on his 45th visit to this beautiful country, was a keynote speaker at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Albanian Constitutional Court.
In his remarks to the Court, Roger discussed the importance of a separation of powers, morality and religion, the historical importance of the Judeo-Christian foundation of the United States and how crucial that thinking is to the independence of the judiciary in the USA. Roger shared the observations of two key 19th Century European thinkers, Alexis Tocqueville (France) and Francis Grund (Germany). Grund commented that religious devotion and high respect for morality were essential to the success in America. Tocqueville noted that religion, while playing no direct role in government is indispensible to the maintenance of republican institutions. Roger also reminded his hosts that their own Albanian moral values, found in the Code of Lek Dukagjin, are a crucial part of their efforts to maintain an independent judiciary.
Roger's remarks were incredibly well-received, particularly by the Chairman of the European Court of Human Rights, who invited Roger to visit him in The Hague. You can read Roger's full remarks HERE.
Please continue to pray for the efforts of our colleagues in Albania as they are still fighting an uphill battle to keep the judiciary independent of the Parliament. While life in Albania is far better now than ever, corruption remains an enormous problem and many in the church there are dealing with discouragement.
Following the Court's celebration conference, we joined together with 18 Christian lawyers and judges and encouraged them in their efforts to establish a Christian legal aid clinic for the poor and needy in Albania. This coming September, evangelist Luis Palau will be coming to Tirana for the first time and Advocates Albania are playing a key role in the TiranaFest and will be kicking off their legal aid clinic in conjunction with the event. Please pray for their efforts.
|(l to r) Toni Gogu, Alfred Nurja, Brent McBurney, Roger Sherrard, |
Ilir Panda, Judge Ardian Nuni and Altin Naqe met to discuss
future plans for Advocates Albania
|Advocates Caribbean Conference
September 21-23 in Barbados
Our friends and colleagues from Advocates Caribbean invite you to their annual conference this September in Barbados at the beautiful Accra Beach Hotel and Spa
in Christ Church. The theme of the conference is Sanctity of Life
. Come and join us in this tropical paradise for some great fellowship, fun and family time on the beach. To find out more details regarding the conference, please click here
, or to register, click here
. We hope you'll join us.
|2012 African Biblical Leadership Initiative Forum
Our friends and colleagues from Advocates Africa want to make sure that everyone is aware of the upcoming ABLI Forum, scheduled for August 2-5, 2012 in Kampala, Uganda at the Munyoyo Commonwealth Resort. For further information on how to register for this powerful event,click here.
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