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  • YoRocko Podcast

    Published September 4, 2015

     

    Rocky Supinger talks with Jessica Tate
    Jessica Tate talks about NEXT Church and a movement to discern how we can be a faithful church in the 21st century in an era when institutional models aren't serving us as well today as they once did.

     

    <---- Jessica is the director of NEXT Church (www.nextchurch.net). Prior to coming on board with NEXT, she served as associate pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia. Jessica is a lifelong Presbyterian and a preacher’s kid. Upon graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jessica served as a young ...

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  • Free the 20 - Khadija Ismayilova, Azerbaijan

    Published September 3, 2015

    Day 2: Khadija Ismayilova, Azerbaijan

    Khadija Ismayilova is an internationally renowned, award-winning investigative journalist and human rights activist. She was arrested in December 2014 in the context of a broad crackdown on civil society activists and journalists, and was sentenced yesterday to 7.5 years in prison. Khadija, a contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2012 International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, the 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, and the 2015 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Awards from the National Press Club.

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  • Free the 20 - Wang Yu, China

    Published September 3, 2015

    Day 1: Wang Yu, China

    Wang Yu  is a 44-year-old prisoner in the country where the historic 1995 Beijing Conference was held: China. Wang’s activism was sparked in 2008, when employees at a train station refused to let her board a train with her ticket. After demanding the right to board, Wang was assaulted by several men and then – even though she was the one who had been beaten – convicted to two-and-a-half years in prison for assault. She later told a reporter, “After my miscarriage of justice… I wanted to improve China's human rights system." Wang did that ...

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