Friday, December 22, 2006

New Christian Advocacy Group Formed: CARE

Story here.

21 December 2006: On Monday, December 25, the Council Against Religious exclusion (CARE), will hold a news conference at its world headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in reaction to what the civil rights group calls a "flying while Christian" incident involving the British airline carrier bmi. CARE, a soon-to-be prominent national Christian civil rights and advocacy group today called for congressional hearings on religious and ethnic profiling at airports as a Christian stewardess for British Airways, claimed discrimination because of her religious faith.

The Northeast Intelligence Network, having formed a human rights advocacy group known as CARE – an acronym for the Council Against Religious Exclusion, intends to petition the federal government - including Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi and representative-elect Keith Ellison, bmi, the Vatican, and Saudi officials for what it believes is a "flying while Christian" incident.

(Read the whole report, which includes an incident of discrimination against an airline stewardess of Christian faith and the confiscation and possible desecration of her Bible)

CARE, hoping to become America's largest Christian civil liberties group and is searching for office space in at least 32 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Christianity, encourage interfaith dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Christians, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Excellent move, Mr. Hagmann! This is definitely needed!