The Angel Moroni Atop The Columbia River Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

The Angel Moroni Atop The Columbia River Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
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The Angel Moroni Atop The Columbia River Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

The Angel Of Death

BOOOOO Just In Time For Halloween The Scarefactory, Inc’s GD80 – The Angel Of Death The term Halloween is shortened from All Hallows’ Even (both “even” and “eve” are abbreviations of “evening”, but “Halloween” gets its “n” from “even”) as it is the eve of “All Hallows’ Day”, which is now also known as All Saints’ Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions, until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian feast of All Saints’ Day from May 13 (which had itself been the date of a pagan holiday, the Feast of the Lemures) to November 1. In the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints’ Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II calendar
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Nov 2: Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Angel of Freedom Awards, 2009

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2009

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI), a nonprofit agency in Dallas, has announced the recipients of the prestigious 2009 Angel of Freedom Awards: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, the Embrey Family Foundation, and the Women of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The awards will be presented at the Annual HRI Thanksgiving Event on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in downtown Dallas.

These organizations and individuals have made significant contributions, enabling HRI to better serve its clients and to meet the organization’s mission. The generosity of these awardees has made a major difference in the lives of many people living in North Texas.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Through the years Akin Gump has provided considerable pro bono legal resources to HRI. Legal services are core to the mission of HRI and without the strong support of Akin Gump, our mission could not be accomplished. In the past fiscal year alone, Akin Gump provided more than 0K or 30% of all donated legal services to enable HRI’s annual success. Lawyers from Akin Gump also are actively involved the HRI Pro Bono Committee, a body that leads and sets the direction for the HRI Pro Bono program. This committee is also critical in building greater involvement from the legal community. J. Kenneth Menges Jr., co-head of Akin Gump’s firm wide corporate practice and the partner in charge of the Dallas office said, “We are honored to receive this recognition from Human Rights Initiative. HRI provides unique services to people in dire need, and it is both fulfilling and a pleasure to assist.”

Embrey Family Foundation

The Embrey Family Foundation is based in Dallas and champions the well-being and rights of all people by supporting programs that advance human rights, healthy communities, education, and creativity. The funding mission of the Embrey Family Foundation aligns with the mission of HRI and the Foundation has demonstrated consistent support in HRI’s life saving work. Lauren Embrey, President of the Embrey Family Foundation had these comments, “The Embrey Family Foundation is honored to be amongst this illustrious group of individuals and organizations that have given of their time and resources to promote Human Rights Initiative and international human rights. The Embrey Family Foundation believes in the core values applied at HRI: professionalism, accountability in all segments, respect for all cultures and responsiveness to individual needs. “We are proud to be a partner and supporter of HRI, both through the distribution of funds and through our active commitment to look at and engage in the tough issues facing our world and to strategize ways to make a difference.”

Women of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

The Women of Saint Michael Gifts Committee, driven by their spiritual beliefs and commitment have supported HRI since 2001 in assisting HRI’s clients in the most basic needs of social support as they move through the arduous legal process. This support is critical for a survivor of human rights abuses – knowing that someone cares in these very personal needs of life support. Linda Secrest, 2009-2010 committee president, provided this comment, “The Women of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church are humbled by this award. We are hopeful that the recognition of our work will inspire others to give to worthy causes such as Human Rights Initiative.”

About Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (

The mission of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) is to provide free legal representation and social services to indigent victims of human rights abuses and to serve as a community resource on international human rights issues. HRI’s clients include victims of human rights abuses seeking asylum in the United States, victims of spousal or child abuse at the hands of a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, immigrant children who often flee fromviolence and travel to the U.S. alone, or immigrant children that have been abused, abandoned or neglected bytheir parents in the U.S. These individuals have suffered persecution in their homeland for exercising the very freedoms that we take for granted: freedom of speech, of religious practice, of political belief, and of gender roles.


Charlotte Church – Voice of an Angel in Concert

Charlotte Church – Voice of an Angel in Concert

CHURCH:VOICE OF AN ANGEL-IN CONCERT – DVD MovieAmong the more charming–and improbable–of pre-millennial success stories is the left-field crossover triumph for this Welsh soprano, 12¬†years old at the time of her debut, and still on the near side of her teens in this concert video derived from a hit PBS special. At a time when “teeny pop” reigns over MTV and radio playlists, Church’s serene program of Welsh and Irish folk airs, devotional hymns, and generally tranquil classical melodies gives alternative music an entirely new meaning.

Then again, it’s just possible that Church’s very appeal rests on the delicate balance between the unapologetic sweetness of her music and the unforced girlishness she flashes between songs, rare qualities indeed against the harsher foil of sexualized pop culture. Given the degree to which various predecessors, from Brenda Lee to Tanya Tucker to LeAnn Rimes, have been groomed to transmit a precocious “maturity,” Church’s virginal typecasting may be methodically anachronistic, but at least it offers a calming refuge from the mixed messages and soft-core spin offered by Britney Spears.

Director David Mallet, who’s become the DeMille of up-market music videos and a staple for PBS fund drive specials, applies a familiar balance of sure technical craft and slick sentimentality. He dresses the Brixton Academy concert site with a faux stained glass window, flickering candle light, and delicate laser lighting units that imbue Church with a backlit radiance, just so we won’t miss the angel connection. Skeptics will also note her Andrew Lloyd Webber connection (the signature Pie Jesu), as well as canny nods to Celtic chic in the inclusion of such warhorse choices as “Danny Boy” and “My Lagan Love.” Still, whether or not the young star achieves her dream of singing Tosca at La Scala, for the moment Church achieves a poised lyricism that’s no mean feat. –Sam Sutherland

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