Rick Warren, Brian Brodersen and the Lies of Chrislam

Recently Calvary Chapel’s Facebook page posted a video clip of Brian Brodersen interviewing Rick Warren. In the short clip, Brian says he wants to address some of the “controversies” involving Warren. Brodersen sets up Warren with an opportunity to once again disclaim any involvement in the ecumenical antics that have become know as “Chrislam”.  Although Warren continues to claim the whole thing is a lie, the facts show otherwise. There is substantial evidence to prove that Warren’s Chrislam indeed exists.

The video below shows the clip posted on the Calvary Chapel Facebook page:

 

The first piece of evidence is the from the December 2011 archives of the blog of the Islamic Center of Southern California [ICSC].

The text of the ICSC post reads as follows:

“Last Sunday a historic event took place at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. Saddleback is known for its famous pastor, Rick Warren, who delivered the prayer at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. The church hosted a number of Muslim communities in Southern California for it’s second annual celebration of Jesus. This event is significant because Saddleback is the largest evangelical church, with over 22,000 members.

Although only a select number of individuals were invited to this dinner, it demonstrates [NOTE] the new theological position of Saddleback. At the celebration, a document [NOTE] *one year in the making was presented, which encourages Christians and Muslims to appreciate the similarities of our faiths.

The document encouraged that our communities work together towards the common good, and to combat bigotry on a 1-2-3 plan. The first step in the plan identifies the belief in ONE God. The second step in the plan acknowledges God’s commandment to love God and your neighbor. Finally, step three is for our communities to commit to three things: Making friends, building peace, and serving the world at large together.

The relationship with Saddleback church was initiated over a year ago with a friendship between one of the pastors, Abraham Meulenberg, and the ICSC’s Jihad Turk. From this friendship [NOTE] developed an institutional link between their respective organizations.”

The link for this info is here: http://www.donotbesurprised.com/2012/02/historic-interfaith-document-was-one.html

In February 2012, Apprising Ministries posted it’s article “Rick Warren, Islam and Jim Hinch”:  http://apprising.org/2012/02/27/rick-warren-islam-and-jim-hinch/  wherein documentation is given showing Warren’s response to Hinch’s OC Register expose’ and also Hinch’s reply to Warren’s comment. See the screen capture below.

In March 2012, Apprising Ministries exposed the ongoing ecumenical links between Warren’s Saddleback Church and Muslim clerics. See http://apprising.org/2012/03/11/rick-warren-says-no-kings-way-document-and-no-saddleback-staff-involved/  and also see: http://apprising.org/2012/03/14/more-on-the-kings-way-presentation-at-saddleback-church/

Significantly, the article by OC Register reporter Jim Hinch that caused the initial uproar was reprinted in it’s entirety by the ICSC blog in 2012. The link is HERE:  http://blog.icsconline.org/2012/02/in-the-media-rick-warren-builds-bridge-to-muslims/ Screen capture is below.

On March 9, 2012 the OC Register published excerpts of the King’s Way documents, which testify to the ongoing Chrislamic endeavors. The link is HERE: http://www.ocregister.com/2012/03/09/kings-way-document-excerpts/ Also see: http://www.solasisters.com/2012/03/is-kings-way-interfaith-document-or-not.html

Warren’s defense regarding his involvement in “Chrislam” has been essentially a matter of semantics and deception. Although he himself may not have been personally involved in the 2012 ICSC affair, his associate pastor (who is responsible to him) had an ongoing relationship, open communication with and an “Institution link” to a the ICSC.

Beyond the events of 2012, the inescapable facts are that Warren personally signed his name to the list of Christian leaders who supported the Islam affirming Yale Divinity School “Response” to the 2007 document known as “A Common Word Between Us and You“, which was drawn up by a group of Muslim clerics – ostensibly to:

“Promote constructive engagement between these major religious communities; Planning is underway for a series of major conferences and workshops involving many of the signatories to A Common Word and to the Yale response, as well as other Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders.”

This document is ecumenical to it’s core. It positively compares the god of the Muslims to the God of the bible, and places the Muslim scriptures on a par with Christian scripture. The Yale “Response” purports to “Find deep affinities with our own Christian faith” and the Islamic scriptures.

The “Yale Response” document states in part:

What is so extraordinary about A Common Word Between Us and You is… a deep insight and courage with which they have identified the common ground between the Muslim and Christian… What is common between us lies not in something marginal nor in something merely important to each. It lies, rather, in something absolutely central to both: love of God and love of neighbor…”

“So much common ground exists – common ground in some of the fundamentals of faith—gives hope that undeniable differences and even the very real external pressures that bear down upon us can not overshadow the common ground upon which we stand together…”

“We applaud that A Common Word Between Us and You stresses so insistently the unique devotion to one God… In the Muslim tradition, God, “the Lord of the worlds,” is “The Infinitely Good and All-Merciful.” And the New Testament states clearly that “God is love” (1 John 4:8)…”

“We find [NOTE] DEEP AFFINITIES with our own Christian faith when A Common Word Between Us and You insists that love is the pinnacle of our duties toward our neighbors. “None of you has faith until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself,” the Prophet Muhammad said. In the New Testament we similarly read, “whoever does not love [the neighbor] does not know God” (1 John 4:8)…”

*THIS is what Rick Warren gave his approval, and became a signatory to! The entire document is available HERE: http://www.acommonword.com/

Regardless of whether of not Warren had personal involvement in the 2012 debacle, his signature on the Yale Response document clearly shows his Chrislamic affinities. Thus Brian Brodersen is once again shown to be the facilitator and legitimatizer of Rick Warren’s lies.

It is also worth noting that the website of “A Common Word” is linked to the UN affiliated site, World Interfaith Harmony Week [http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/]

Additionally, there is photographic evidence of Warren speaking at an Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] affiliated event. (See below)

On a personal note: Although I usually try to present the documentation objectively, I have to say here that I believe that for Brian Brodersen, and thus, for Calvary Chapel to actively promote the lies and the cover-up instituted by Rick Warren and his cohorts is nothing short of despicable. Once again we see mega-church pastors more concerned about protecting their brands and their own corporate assets than about the welfare of the sheep they have been entrusted with. May The Lord deliver his sheep from the hands of these men.

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For more on Brian Brodersen see: https://emergentwatch.com/2014/12/16/the-false-gospel-of-the-whosoevers/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2015/05/31/calvary-chapel-alert-leaderships-stealth-partnership-with-the-church-of-england-and-catholics/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/05/08/calvary-chapel-alert-brian-brodersen-now-partnering-with-hillsong-and-other-aberrant-groups-at-his-uk-creation-fest/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2016/10/24/calvary-chapel-pastors-conference-2016-leadership-departing-form-gods-word/

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2017/05/17/brian-brodersens-creation-fest-hosting-major-contemplative-event/

For more on Rick Warren see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9u94uDhJ6Q

And: https://emergentwatch.com/2017/06/14/rick-warrens-saddleback-church-promoting-contemplative-rituals/

 

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Lectio Divina – The Prophetic Pandora’s Box

My recent research led me to some social media posts by a group of “charismatic” Catholics. On their page, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, a Capuchin contemplative monk and speaker at IHOP’s ‘One Thing’ Catholic Track conference states:

“The inebriation that comes from the Holy Spirit purifies of sin, renews the heart in fervor and enlightens the mind by a *SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE of God – NOT a RATIONAL but an intuitive, *EXPERIENTIAL knowledge, accompanied by inner joy.” – [Fr. Cantalamessa]

The obtaining of special knowledge of God is what Gnostics and assorted mystics have sought from the beginning – thus, to become gods themselves.

A second posts proclaiming a “Nativity Fast” gives detailed directions for the practice of contemplative Lectio Divina. The devil is in the details, as this reveals some of the major problems with LD and contemplative practices in general.

This is a dangerous practice,  and can open one to direct demonic deception. To begin with, “Invoking” the Holy Spirit has no scriptural foundation. Jesus taught us: “In *THIS manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven…”

Note that proper bible study – exegesis, is relegated to an “introductory exercise”. We are told to “Create a space” in our hearts “for a new experience”…Then passages are “isolated” – taken out of context, and repeated like a mantra. As the passage in repeated we are instructed to be “expecting NEW illumination, New highlight, NEW understanding…”

Lastly we are told to be “receptive and open… Opening up our inner man for a download from heaven”. What we are not told is that this entire process factually amounts to a Christianized form of divination – all forms of which are strictly forbidden in God’s Word [Lev. 19:2] precisely because they bring one in contact with demonic entities.

Some relevant bible verses include:

1Cor. 4:6 – “… that you may learn in us not to think *BEYOND WHAT IS WRITTEN, that none of you may be puffed up…”

“You must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of… that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2Tim. 3:14-17

And, consider this:

“Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and you have strengthened the hands of the wicked, so that he does not turn from his wicked way to save his life. Therefore you shall no longer envision futility nor practice divination; for I will deliver My people out of your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.” ‘ ” – Ezekiel 13:22-23

A Not So Happy Reformation Day?

NOT so happy Reformation Day, as institutional Protestants are Grateful for Ecumenical Journey Since Reformation

 Amongst the many ecumenical celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation – A joint message [Vatican-provided text] signed October 31, 2017 reads (in part): “Lutherans and Catholics are profoundly grateful for the ecumenical journey that we have traveled together during the last fifty years”. The statement cited “common prayer, worship and ecumenical dialogue” as contributing to “removal of prejudices” and greater “mutual understanding.”

We begged forgiveness for our failures and for the ways in which Christians have wounded the Body of the Lord and offended each other during the five hundred years since the beginning of the Reformation until today,” the statement said.

See: Catholic propaganda “news” site Zenit: https://zenit.org/articles/joint-statement-for-end-of-commemoration-of-reformation/

Pope Francis and [Lutheran] President Younan stated together: “Many members of our communities yearn to receive the Eucharist at one table, as the concrete expression of full unity. We experience the pain of those who share their whole lives, but cannot share God’s redeeming presence at the Eucharistic table.”

We rejoice that the Joint Declaration … has also been signed by the World Methodist Council in 2006 and, during this Commemoration Year of the Reformation, by the World Communion of Reformed Churches. On this very day it is being welcomed and received by the Anglican Communion at a solemn ceremony in Westminster Abbey.”

Looking forward, we commit ourselves to continue our journey together, guided by [SIC] God’s Spirit, towards the greater unity according to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ. With [SIC] God’s help we intend to discern in a prayerful manner our understanding on Church, Eucharist and Ministry, seeking a substantial consensus…

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The NAR’s “Passion Translation” of the NT set for Oct. 31st release!

Just in time for Halloween – BroadSteet Publishing has announced an Oct. 31 release date for the controversial Passion Translation’s complete New Testament. This popular New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) “translation” of the Bible is produced by the NAR apostle Brian Simmons.

 

The Passion Bible Translations has rightly been referred to as the NAR bible. Indeed it has been Endorsed [https://www.thepassiontranslation.com/about/endorsements/ ] by:

Bill Johnson (Bethel/ NAR)

Bobbie Houston (Hillsong)

Patricia King (NAR)

Lou Engle (The Call/ NAR)

James Goll (NAR

John & Lisa Bevere (NAR)

Banning Leibscher (Jesus CULTure)

Che Ahn (NAR)

Stacy Campbell (NAR)

Chuck Pierce (Healing Rooms/ NAR)

 

NOTE: This article following is a repost of Holly Pivec's original @: http://www.spiritoferror.org/2017/10/thats-scary-passion-translation-plans-oct-31-release-for-full-new-testament/7179

Simmons claims that Christ visited him personally and commissioned him to produce this translation, where he has taken Bible verses and changed them to make them appear like they support NAR teachings. It’s endorsed by leading NAR apostles and prophets, including Bill Johnson, Che Ahn, and Lou Engle.

Up to now, Simmons has released the Passion Translation in installments, starting with Song of Songs in 2011. The Oct. 31 release will include the full New Testament plus Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs.

In preparation for the release, the publisher has announced plans to expand the secretive editorial team of “respected scholars” who are allegedly behind this translation project. I refer to the team as “secretive” because Simmons–who describes himself as the lead translator–claims that a team of respected scholars and editors evaluate his work. But, to date, he has not publicly identified any of those supposed scholars. And the publisher’s latest announcement, about expanding the team, also does not identify any of the scholars. See this statement from the Passion Translation’s FAQ page:

In preparation for the release of the full New Testament October 31, 2017, BroadStreet Publishing is forming an even more extensive and diverse team to review and provide critical feedback to ensure The Passion Translation is faithful to the original text and heart of God.

It’d be almost kind of funny — if it weren’t such a serious matter — that the publisher claims to be adding more phantom scholars to the team. Do they think this translation actually gains credibility by beefing up the ghost squad? And why won’t Simmons reveal who is editing his work? Could it be that these individuals don’t have any more qualifications to make a new translation of the Bible than Simmons does? Read about his lack of qualifications and other serious problems with the Passion Translation in a series of posts I wrote.

In contrast to the Passion Translation, other true Bible translations–such as the New King James Version, the English Standard Version, and the New International Version–are produced by a team of scholars (not a single lead translator). And the names of those scholars are identified publicly–not shrouded in secrecy.

Having a shadowy team of figures behind this disturbing translation makes it that much scarier for anyone who might be considering lending it the same credibility as reputable translations of the Scriptures.

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Examples of the paraphrased “translation” include –

Psalm 23 –

KJV : “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

TPT: 1 “The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. [2] He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. [3] That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name. [4] Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near. [5] You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit; you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows. [6] So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you! “

Proverbs 3:5-6 –

KJV: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own under-standing. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

TPT: “Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. [6] Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a moment that you know it all“.

Romans 1:16-17

KJV: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

TPT: “I refuse to be ashamed of sharing the wonderful message of God’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ! For I am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved—the Jew first, and then people everywhere! [17] This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says:
 “We are right with God through life-giving faith!”

Hebrews 1:1-3 –

KJV: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, [2] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; [3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

TPT: “[1] Throughout our history God has spoken to our ancestors by his prophets in many different ways. The revelation he gave them was only a fragment at a time, building one truth upon another. [2] But to us living in these last days, God now speaks to us openly in the language of a Son, the appointed Heir of everything, for through him God created the panorama of all things and all time. [3] The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor, the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of his spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins, and then took his seat on the highest throne at the right hand of the majestic One.”

Voice of The Apostles: Deceiving Spirits and Demonic Transference

The Voice of The Apostles conference 2017 was held Oct. 17-20 in Lancaster, PA. This event is where top false prophets of the NAR ordain and “anoint” their disciples. The EmergentWatch documentary video is a composite of over 8 hours of video taken during the 3 day event. In this video one can witness the demonic transference from these false “apostles”, and the demonic spiritual effect this has on their followers. These effects have been compared to those seen in occultic Kundalini awakening and the uncontrollable movements known as “Kriyas”.

There are absolutely no verses in the bible that show the Holy Spirit manifesting these physical symptoms. On the contrary, there are multiple verses in the Gospels showing demons manifesting similar symptoms – being seized by evil spirits, falling to the ground and convulsing (twitching and jerking, etc.) – See Matt. 17:15+; Luke 9:42. etc.

Applicable bible verses include:

John 16:13-14 – “When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority… He will glorify Me (Jesus)…”

1Jn. 1:5 – This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

1Jn. 4:1 – “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

1Cor. 14:32-33 – “The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…

Lam. 2:14 – “Your prophets have seen for you False and deceptive visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity, To bring back your captives, But have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions.”

Ezk. 22:25-28 – The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things… like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the LORD had not spoken.”

2Pet. 2:18-19 – “They speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.”

1Tim. 4:1 – “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”

2Thes. 2:3-11 – “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (of The Lord) will not come unless the falling away (“Apostasia“) comes first… For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work… The coming of the lawless one (Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie…”

Apparently not content with adult followers, these wolves want children also.

Luke 17:2 – “Better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

 

 

Kairos 2017 – Offspring of The Mother of Harlots

Just in time for Halloween – The mother of all ecumenical conferences is about to take place in Kansas City, on Oct. 24-26th – in “celebration” of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation – the Kairos 2017 event.

Organized by Vatican envoy Matteo Calisi (“United in Christ“), in collusion with Mike Bickle’s IHOP and by John Arnott’s “Catch the Fire“. Their promo states: “Unity & Revival: Come & Experience this Pivotal Event in History where Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Leaders set aside differences to reconcile 500 years of Forgiveness.”

Watch the EW media video expose’:

Speakers include: https://www.kairos2017.com/speakers/

NARpostles Lou Engle and Che Ahn

Toronto Blessing’s John Arnott

IHOP’s Mike Bickle

Word-Faith heretic Kenneth Copeland

NARprophets Wes & Stacy Campbell

Cardinal Daniel DeNardo

COE’s Archbishop Sean Larkin

Catholic Bishop Sam Jacobs

Catholic Archbishop Joseph Naumann

United in Christ’s Matteo Calisis

CBN’s Gordon Robertson

NARpostle Dutch Sheets

Oral Roberts Univ. Pres. Billy Wilson

“Worship” music will be provided by IHOP’s Misty Edwards and Arnott’s Catch the Fire music collective.

The ecumenical event will be a major milestone on the road back to Rome. This apostasy is uniting many aberrant streams of Christianity into the one-world religion predicted in the book of Revelation.

Francis Chan Endorses the Apostate NAR Movement

In his latest departure from orthodoxy, Francis Chan declares his love – not only for IHOP’s Mike Bickle (see below) – but for the entire apostate NAR movement – referring to them as simply harmless “Charismatics”.

The following video was screen captured from the Brio TV live feed of the ATD event on Saturday 10/7/17.

Speaking at the NAR event “Awaken The Dawn” on 10/7/2017 – Chan claimed that “God just revealed” to him, while backstage, his “arrogance” and need to “repent” – And, that in his arrogance, he used to teach against charismania, but that “my theology has changed over the years”, etc.”

Chan also implies that those who discern the unbiblical issues within the NAR movement are simply “arrogant” and think they “know better.”

The list of apostate NAR speakers at the ATD event includes: Heidi Baker, Lou Engle, Shawn Bolz, Todd White, Rick Pino, Nick Hall, etc.

A Brief History of Francis Chan’s departures:

2003 – Chan Invites X-Catholic speaker Mike Gendron to speak at his church, but shuts down his Q&A fearing offending Catholics. see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo_sVyssxqk

2010- Chan speaks @ Exponential Conference alongside emergents. See http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=2856

2012 – Chan practices/ promotes contemplative Lectio Divina @ ??? event w/ Beth Moore & John Piper see http://apprising.org/2012/01/06/beth-moore-and-john-piper-lead-lectio-divina-lite-at-passion-2012/

2013 – Chan endorses NAR apostate Mike Bickle of IHOP at their ecumenical “one Thing” conference. See http://apprising.org/2014/01/02/francis-chan-declares-i-love-mike-bickle-of-ihop/

2015- Chan again speaks @ IHOP’s One Thing. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j31ncnro-Y4

2017 – Chan speaks at the NAR “Awaken the Dawn” event, wherein he endorses Lou Engle and the entire NAR apostate movement , referring to them as simply “Charismatics”.

Nowdays, Chan is speaking at more than a few highly questionable event. See http://www.crazylove.org/events – Events such as:

4/17- @ Exponential 2017 w/ Emergent/ contemplatives

11/17 @ False teacher Luis Palau’s event

And, he’ll be back @ IHOP in Dec. 2017 for their “One Thing” con. see http://www.ihopkc.org/onething/

See also the previous EW posts on Calvary Chapel pastor Steve Berger’s hosting of Lou Engle and his endorsements of the apostate ATD event. See https://emergentwatch.com/2017/08/24/calvary-chapel-affiliate-hosts-major-ecumenical-nar-event/