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Harry Potter Series – Selected Challenges English 406.001 Note: The Harry Potter books have been conceived from their intellectual inception as a 7-book series, and challenges have normally been directed toward all the books thus far published as opposed to any single title. The obvious exception would be the challenges at the time when only the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, had been published (1998-early 1999). Furthermore, within three years of their publishing inception, the Harry Potter books had been the target of enough challenges to place the entire series in top positions on the ALA banned book lists for the decade, incredibly. The information below outlines some of these challenges. Boston, MA (2007): The pastor of a Catholic school declared that the Harry Potter books contained themes of witchcraft and sorcery that were inappropriate for a Catholic school and that it was “his job to protect the weak and the strong.”Gwinnett County, GA (2005-2007); AKA The Mother Who Will Not Give Up: Challenged in Gwinnett County, Georgia (suburban Atlanta) by a parent who claimed that the novels were an “evil” attempt to “indoctrinate children in pagan religion” and should therefore be taken off the shelves of all Gwinnett County public schools. Parent Laura Mallory claimed the books were full of “evil themes, witchcraft, demonic activity, murder, evil blood sacrifice, [and] spells.” She also admitted that she had not read the books series because “they’re really very long and I have four kids,” but she argued that “I don’t agree with what’s in them. I don’t have to read an entire pornographic magazine to know it’s obscene.” Mallory told the school board that she wanted “to protect children from evil, not fill their minds with it. The ‘Harry Potter’ books teach children and adults that witchcraft is OK for children.” On her original complaint form, Mallory suggested that the Harry Potter books be replaced by C. S.Lewis’s “Chronicles of Narnia” or Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind: The Kids” series. After the county school board voted her request down, Mallory appealed to the Georgia state Board of Education, which voted on December 14th to uphold the decision of the Gwinnett County school board. After Mallory took her case to a state court and was voted down by a Georgia judge, she threatened to take the case to federal court. “I maybe need a whole new case from the ground up,” said Mallory. Mallory’s website is at http://hisvoicetoday.org/index.htm Fort Hancock, TX (2004): Challenged in Fort Hancock, TX school curriculum, for the “mysticism” and “paganism” in book. An alternate book was allowed for parents objecting to Harry Potter. 2003. Then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) expressed concern that the Harry Potter books “erode Christianity in the soul” of young people. Moscow, Russia (2002): The Moscow, Russia City Prosecutor’s Office decided not to bring criminal hate crime charges against Rosman Publishing for making available a Russian-language version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The situation arose after a Moscow woman from the International Foundation for Slavic Writing and Culture filed charges that the book “instilled religious extremism and prompted students to join religious organizations of Satanist followers.” Lewiston, ME (2002): A group in Lewiston, ME ceremonially shredded copies of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets the night before the film version was scheduled for release...
NETWORKING GROUPS FOR JOB AND CAREER SEARCH JOBS NETWORK of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Chapel Hill. Meets at 8:30 AM on 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month, usually in the Youth House. People get together, give a short elevator speech, exchange contacts, provide leads and offer suggestions. Guest presenters and workshops. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org JOBS NETWORK of St. Thomas More now offers JOB SEEKERS PRODUCTIVITY SESSIONS from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on the last Monday of each month, in the Blessed Theresa Room [classroom 108] in the Parish Center. Participants report their progress on the number of meetings with key people – hiring managers, network contacts, and more, as well as track the time for each of these. TAFU [To Avoid Future Unemployment]. Meets at 7:30 AM on 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, Carolina Bakery, 137 Weston Parkway in Cary. For professionals; have your elevator speech ready. Meetings begin promptly. Dress is business casual. Formal meetings usually about an hour, followed by general networking Colonial Baptist Church, Jobseekers Ministry, Tryon Road and Holly Springs Road in Cary. Meets 8:30 AM Mondays. Enter parking lot on Tryon Road driveway. Web link: www.colonial.org/jobseekers St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Our Daily Bread Ministry, 5801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Meets 7:30 PM Mondays, Room 109 [Building?]. Contact: Tim McGuiness, email@example.com Career Connections, Crossroads Fellowship, 2921 E Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. Meets 8:00 AM Tuesdays, Room 767; use North entrance; Contact Karen Zinser, firstname.lastname@example.org. White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Career Transition Support Group, Pickard Hall, Room C301, 2nd floor,1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, meets Tuesdays, 9:00 –11:00 AM http://www.whitememorial.org/CongregationalCare_Services.html#CareerTransition St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Career Transition Ministry. 804 High House Road, Cary. Meets at 7:30 AM Fridays in building next door. Informal structure; recruiters, business professionals provide suggestions. www.stmichaelcary.org/ministry/careertransitions/ministry.shtml. First Baptist Church of Elon, CareerNet. 621 East Haggard Avenue, Elon. Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 AM in Fellowship Hall. Contact Mark Mofield, Pastor, email@example.com. Web site: http://fbc-elon.org/careernet St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, CareerNet. 7506 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Meets Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00 AM, Fellowship Hall. Provides Christian based support, encouragement, and networking opportunities. Visit Web site: http://sapc.ryark.com St. Francis of Assisi, Job Connections Ministry, Leesville Road in North Raleigh, 8:30 AM Wednesdays...
Tolkien held similar views on the nature of language. It is a fairly simple matter to figure out where to look for Heidegger's philosophy of language; the books ...implication criticism of the matter and manner of the Old English poem” (21). But whether this scholarly section was written to justify the fictional section or not, Tolkien could hardly have written “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son” without having in mind the ideas he expresses about the word “ofermod” because the piece deals with the results of “ofermod,” or pride, on Beorhthelm’s part. As a whole, it demonstrates that although Tolkien kept his academic work and fiction separate once finished, they were not so clearly delineated in earlier stages. In Tolkien’s published fiction, there is very little evidence of the process of linguistic invention that produced it. Yet the linguistic invention is an essential part of Tolkien’s creation.
“Neal Jeffrey possesses the heart of a champion. He is a powerful preacher, gifted communicator, a compassionate shepherd and a dynamic servant of God.” Jack Graham – Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, “If I Can, Y-Y-You Can! is full of inspiring stories that will warm your heart and strengthen your soul. Neal Jeffrey is a man after God’s own heart.” Joe White – President , Kanakuk Camps and Ministries Dallas, Texas “This book is a must-read! It has helped me become a better father and husband and has strengthened my daily walk with the Lord. Way to go, Neal! ‘I’m still here!’ ” Andy Pettitte – All-Star Pitcher, New York Yankees
The 450+ member congregation of Baptist Grove Church (BGC) in Raleigh, North Carolina, a predominantly African American congregation, is seeking a pastor who demonstrates an enthusiastic love for Christ, possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and has a clearly defined vision for the church. The individual shouldl be a born-again Christian who is thoroughly immersed in the Holy Spirit, meeting the scriptural qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.. The pastor should be of impeccable professionalism and personal integrity at the highest level. BGC’s pastor will work directly with the Deacon Ministry and the Leadership of the
Today a lot of people are seeking to the World wide web for an On-line Ordination. To turn into a Christian Ordained Minister or Ordained Pastor you must do much more. We do not imagine in instant ordination. You must understand God's Term and the Bible.
Looking for a way to keep Christ in your Christmas celebration this ... Christmas movies aren't your style, pull .. This nativity-a-day project could be accomplished by a Sunday School class, with a different class member assigned to deliver the nativity piece each day. Deacons could do this project as a gift for their pastor. A family with children could do this ministry as an annual tradition. A friend of mine made “secret” deliveries with her children, leaving notes and gift-wrapped nativity pieces daily. Some of the pieces were given to a neighbor to deliver, some were mailed, and some were left on the front porch. She arranged through a mutual friend for a time to make the last delivery on Christmas day. Each year, that recipient became a dear friend of their family,
Note from Pastor Kevin Lea follows this article. Beginning in 2003, Iran began demanding oil payment in euros, not dollars, although the oil itself was still priced in U.S. currency. Now, Iran is seriously considering establishing an Iranian Oil Bourse, with the goal of competing with the New York Mercantile Exchange, NYMEX, and London's International Petroleum Exchange, IPE. Right now, the NYMEX and IPE use three oil "markers" to establish price – West Texas Intermediate crude, Norway Brent crude and the UAE Dubai crude. With the establishment of an Iranian Oil Bourse, Tehran wants to create a fourth oil marker, this one priced in the euro. In 2000, as Saddam Hussein continued to sell the United Nations on what became the "oil for food" scandal, Iraq received U.N. permission to sell Iraqi oil for euros, not dollars. Saddam even received permission from the U.N. to convert the $10 billion oil-for-food reserve fund from dollars to euros. Many administration critics argue today that the real reason for invading Iraq in 2003 was not to remove WMD from Iraq or to establish freedom but to preserve the dollar dominance of the world's oil market. These same critics argue today that the real reason for the ramp-up of concern over Iran has nothing to do with Iran's secret nuclear weapons program or with President Ahmadinejad's threats to destroy Israel but everything to do with oil.
Este librito fue escrito inicialmente en contestación a una carta que recibimos de un amigo que se había inscrito en nuestro curso bíblico, “Jesús El Camino”. Este amigo, aparentemente influenciado por una conversación que tuvo con un pastor evangélico
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